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Old 09-22-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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Aluminum wall corroding

the exterior wall on my 2011 camper slide out has corroding spots all over it. you can actually poke your fingers right through it. jayco said they will not fix it because it is out of warranty. has any one every tried to replace the side panel before? is it hard to do?
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:25 PM   #2
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the exterior wall on my 2011 camper slide out has corroding spots all over it. you can actually poke your fingers right through it. jayco said they will not fix it because it is out of warranty. has any one every tried to replace the side panel before? is it hard to do?
You may have water that has infiltrated the insulation which is causing a reaction inside the wall. Usually the wall panels are installed from the bottom up so you have to start at the top to remove panels It could turn into a major project.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to JOF

Any chance that you could post a couple of pics, a 2011 model shouldn't be incurring this type of issue being a relatively new.

As 'Grumpy' mentioned, possibly a moisture issue...., I would check the slide windows for leaks/caulking, and also the slide roof focusing on the sealer taped that runs alone the outer edge of the slide roof covering the trim edge and screws.

I recall that there was an issue a year or two back with the slide roof sealer tape lifting up, possibly exposing a way for moisture to enter the slide wall structure.

Let us know what you find.

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Old 09-22-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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This happened to my old trailer. Water leak in the roof led to wood rot and metal screws rusting. Either the wet wood or the dissimilar metal caused corrosion and holes in my aluminum. The benefit of aluminum is that it can be replaced.
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Thanks for posting the pics!

..... I wonder if it could have been an issue with surface contamination prior to the surface being coated/painted?

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Is the aluminum flat where the corrosion is present, or does the surface of that aluminum show swelling?
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Jayco said it is from moisture. I just can't believe the will not fix it being so new.this was my first jayco and I guess my last. I will go back to keystone. I'm all ready started looking for a new camper, but would like to fix it first seance the rest of the camper looks like new. I check the roof every spring but I will look again. We do use our camper when it is cold and the window sweat really bad.
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It has swelling around the bad spots
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Jayco said it is from moisture. I just can't believe the will not fix it being so new.this was my first jayco and I guess my last. I will go back to keystone. I'm all ready started looking for a new camper, but would like to fix it first seance the rest of the camper looks like new. I check the roof every spring but I will look again. We do use our camper when it is cold and the window sweat really bad.
seriously???

it isn't in warranty anymore. Doesn't matter if it is Keystone ,Jayco ,GM ,Dodge, GE, JVC...etc.....I am sure you were offered extended coverage when you signed the papers
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