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Old 07-19-2018, 11:07 AM   #1
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What caused this, is it repairable?

camper is 2011 x20E, bought new then. This happened about 2 years ago. It has been covered, I'm certain nothing hit it.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:10 AM   #2
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Usually it's water damage. Does it have any give? Crunchy sounding?
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Dry inside, no indication of water.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:29 AM   #4
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The roof material could have separated from the roof. But if you look at the 2nd pic, it looks like it has started to cave a little from water damage. May just be my eyes.
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Hybrids are notorious for wicking water and rotting and they wont show any signs of problems from the inside. Push on the soft spot and see if its solid.
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Delamination, usually caused by water infiltration, but it could have been poor glue coverage at the factory as well. Considering the location, there is really only one area where the water would likely be leaking in and that is along the metal strip that joins the laminated front wall to the rubber roof. Perhaps near the edge of the roof at the gutters as well, but it does seem to be well centred.

Check the dicor carefully along the roof edge. Just to be safe, add fresh Dicor anywhere that appears at all suspect, and cover the joint area with Eternabond tape (belt and suspenders).

If you really want to know if there's a leak, get your unit pressure tested. It's a great way of finding small leak holes that you might miss by eye.

Aside from the look of it, as long as the wall isn't soft (rotting out) it's nothing to be concerned about if you get it fixed.
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If I were you, I'd get a ladder and check it out. If you can press on the roof and it gives an inch or so, it's water damage under the roof material but above the interior.
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You were right! Water has gotten in from seam on top (see pic). I have removed the wet stuff on the inside, will have to figure out how to make it look good and match the rest of the interior. But for the outside, what is recommended to seal that mess on top? Should I scrape off what is there? It is pliable, not rigid and cracking off.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:22 PM   #9
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Hmm... That's strange. Looks more like dents than water damage. Like others said, check if it's soft.

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Hybrids are notorious for wicking water and rotting and they wont show any signs of problems from the inside. Push on the soft spot and see if its solid.
This has nothing to do with it being a hybrid. If it is water damage its a failed dicor seal on the roof where the aluminum panel joins the rubber. Same thing can happen to any travel trailer with the same roof construction. It's 7 years old. The seals don't last forever.
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It is the Dicor! You posted at the same time as I did!

Peel up the old dicor and remove the seam molding. Most likely the screws are rusted. Lift the edge up and inspect the wood framing. If it's not rotted you can dry it out for a few days, put the molding back on with new screws, and put Eternabond tape on. Follow the instructions carefully and it will be a nearly permanent repair.

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