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Old 06-14-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Question kiwi wrinkled front

we have a 2003 Jayco kiwi travel trailer - the metal in the front (outside) had wrinkles when purchased this year - but now has more. Cannot afford to have professional - do not understand why it is doing this - any suggestions?
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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Could you post a picture of the wrinkles?
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:06 PM   #4
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Wrinkled front of trailor

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Old 06-16-2014, 10:14 PM   #5
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That's delamination. Usually caused by water/moisture intrusion. If the source of the intrusion is not fixed, it gets worse.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:40 AM   #6
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Wow, this is bad. I hate to tell you, even if you find the source of the leak, you may not be able to stop it from further delamination.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:19 AM   #7
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I think I would be pulling those top lights and that window to check for water.
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Wrinkled front

Thank you so much to all that responded. There was a leak on the front roof seam which we have fixed. We took out the wood in the closet (along front wall), and are now replacing it. Thank you again for your help. We are hoping this will help the wrinkle.
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Thank you again for your help. We are hoping this will help the wrinkle.
Unfortunately there is nothing that will fix the delamination. The damage has been done. Fixing the leak and drying out the inside will help prevent more damage but it many not be able to dry up all the moisture underneath the laminate front.

I had the same problem with an 06 Keystone TT. After researching possible repairs, I think the options are to replace the front cap or overlay the existing damaged cap with thin alum diamond plate that comes in 4x8 sheets. Many new TT's come with this product on the lower section of the front as a protection from rocks and road debris. The entire front can be covered and you'll end up with a fairly attractive result.

Who ever sold you the TT knew what caused the problem. If they didn't disclose the problem, shame on them.
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Bummer. I'd re-seal it up and enjoy it. May not be that attractive but save the $ on the repairs for more necessary repairs that may come up.
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