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Old 07-29-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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gray color

have a 2003 19' bambi. on the ceiling in the front right next to the plastic strip that covers the two carpet pieces there is a gray area about 1 inch wide and about 12 inches long. not sure what it is. the carpet does not feel wet nor does it feel wet during rain so don't think it is a leak.

for you folks in the know, what are your opinions?


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Old 07-29-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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Oh no!!!!!!!!
The dreaded alumifungus!

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Old 07-29-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Is is over a panel seam? If so it could be residual dirt from the breeze created during travel..kinda like the dirt that accumulates around AC panels in builings...

Or it could be that through the movement down the roam, that the aluminum panels are rubbing against eachother and creating their own residue that is bleeding thru the wallcovering which is an open weave fabric.

Both are really knida the same, and not much can be done to remedy it ~

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I have a 2001 with several of the spots you describe. In my trailer they seem to correspond with rivets that hold the inner skin to the frame. I think several are loose and by vibrating they create this gray aluminum dust. I have not heard any remedy or even prevention ideas. If you hear any good ideas, I would love to hear them.
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gray marks

got some dish soap and warm water and washed gentle the area. seems to have worked to remove the worst of the gray mark.

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Old 09-07-2005, 06:34 PM   #6
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Bissel has a little injector with vacuum called a Little Green Machine. Small portable nozzle but works like a carpet extractor cleaner. Would most likely work good for these small problems of black to gray aluminum particles in porus fabric . Try it first with straight water then carpet detergent if you have to.

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