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Old 05-19-2018, 07:32 AM   #1
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Delamination of walls

New 2018 23Fb Intl Serenity...we love this AS so far but noticed a few walls with delamination. Afraid to take it in to be repaired and not have it for weeks. What does the group suggest to repair it? Or should we pay someone to fix it? We are in Las Vegas and we figured it was the heat that caused it but this is only the start of the summer. Any suggestions to fix and prevent? Thanks
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:53 AM   #2

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A photo would help get a more precise answer. 👍

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Old 05-19-2018, 01:18 PM   #3
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Airstream walls (you mean the Shell right, the aluminum skinned exterior/interior walls?) can’t delaminate like a vacuum bonded RV wall.

What you may be seeing is “dimples” around rivets or heat/cold “bowing or denting”. It can look very weird when the sun attack’s a cold Airstream “wall”, but it soon clears up as the temperature of the aluminum stabilizes.

Of course, I’m only speculating; as has been said we need pics to armchair diagnose. [emoji57]
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:10 PM   #4
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I think Shiny Pete nailed it. Commonly called "oil canning" , it is caused by the aluminum expanding and contracting with changes in temperature. You can get some strange visuals , especially on the longer sheets. Believe it or not, it is harmless.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:02 AM   #5
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It is the interior cabinet material not the aluminium that is separating, and not on any doors only the wall parts that dont have any screws. Very strange because we have had alot of rigs in this hot desert without this issue before. We think they did not use enough glue.Click image for larger version

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