Door delimination

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  1. kristy obryan

    kristy obryan Member

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    Im looking at purchasing a Fleetwood Roo 21ss. Its exactly what I want but the seller said the door to the front bed is delaminated. Is that a serious issue? What exactly does that mean and how hard is it to fix it?
     
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    generok Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't own a Roo, but I do have a fiberglass rig. Since it is the door, you could take it off to work on it (and somehow figure out how to keep the rig weather tight during the work).

    That's a plus. Without knowing if they are talking about the fiberglass panel delaminating from the plywood underlayment, or if the fiberglass itself is delaminating, it is hard to say. If the fiberglass itself has issues, I would say the average owner is out of their skillset to handle a repair themselves (boat and autobody folks the exception). But if it is just a matter of the fiberglass panel bubbling out and looking odd, I would imagine it is a process of disassembly, removal of old adhesive, clean-up, surface prep and then use of the right adhesive and pressure to get the panel bonded back to the plywood underlayment. If it is just unbonded in spots from the underlayment, it could be cosmetic only, and not need repair to remain functional.

    An RV shop could do it... no idea on the cost, but honestly, not cheap since it's going to take some time, and labor is a huge part of the cost. Time will also be a factor since RV shops are jammed now with everyone wanting their rigs fixed ASAP so they can camp this weekend.

    If you are handy with adhesives, patient and have a place to do the work, probably could be done if the fiberglass is intact. Otherwise, it's going to be a specialist only repair and time and funding will be big drivers.

    Good luck.
     
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    bikendan Active Member

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    if you're handy, it's not a hard replacement. the issue will be getting a replacement bunk door core. and shipping will be expensive.
    and it's a ROCKwood Roo, not a Fleetwood Roo.
     
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    Jim K in PA Member

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    Look for additional water damage, soft floor, etc. Delamination means it got/is wet, and water has likely gotten elsewhere.
     
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    Pictures would help.
     
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    BillyMc Well-Known Member

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    If the rest of the camper doesn't have damage the easiest thing to do is replace it. Fair warning they are neither cheap nor light.
     

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