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RE: Moisture on front area

Yeah, it's questionable. However, water would have to go uphill to get to some of the places I've found it. Possible multiple issues, I suppose.
brainpause 04/07/22 09:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moisture on front area

I purchased a moisture meter, same brand, but not that model. I am pressed for time. I start 6 out of 7 straight nights tonight, then I'm getting married and honeymooning, so I felt like I needed to get some readings ASAP. With that schedule, I'm not sure what I'll be doing with the readings detailed below, but I felt like it needed to be done anyway. In short, the readings were a bit frustrating. On the floor/outer edges of the trailer, I got high relative humidity readings, but after looking under the trailer, I see the frame and then some flooring overhanging the frame to the outer edges. The readings seem to be about that width in some areas; in other areas they go farther inward toward the middle on the floor. Around the doors, they were pretty dry. On the floor inside the entryway, the floor was "wet" but again, about the width of the overhang. This "width of wetness" extended forward as far as I could reach, so again, I wonder if it is picking up something structurally metallic. Under the bed where there was a lot of wetness, with towels and sheets soaking up a lot of it, there was very little issue there, I believe. I took several readings on the ceilings. All seems clear. On the inside of the front wall (in the front storage area), it seems to be pretty dry. I was worried about that external horizontal seam, but it seems to be performing properly. Notably, I get almost exactly the same readings on opposite sides of the front storage area, and both extend inward on the floors about the same amount. One side is on a pretty good slope from the other. Everything feels appropriately solid, especially the floors. I've pushed and banged on them pretty hard; I don't mind making a hole if it means I found the trouble spot; the hole would have needed to be made anyway. Summary: Still not sure what's going on, and I don't think the moisture meter was all that helpful. I'll read the writeup on the other forum you did, John. I did the moisture readings and this typing in a hurry because I'm going to bed now. (It's noon). Larry
brainpause 04/07/22 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Moisture on front area

Front corner of Jayco 27BH Here is my picture file. Hope it works. Let me know if it doesn't. The gasket on the left upper corner looks a little bit wonky as compared to the one in the upper right-hand corner, as you'll see in the pictures. However, there is moisture on the uphill side so moisture would have to go uphill from this gasket. I suspect that is not the issue. I put a damp rid thingy under the bed. It's not the bucket but instead the one that has a large calcium chloride disc standing up and has a collection container for moisture under it. It probably had 2 oz of water in it since Saturday. But it was otherwise completely dry under my bed. I'm headed to Lowe's or Home Depot to see if they have that model in stock.
brainpause 04/07/22 09:29am Travel Trailers
RE: 2013 Palomino Maverick 2910 roof question

Slice the bubble. Squeeze in some glue. Add weight. Let dry. Top with Eternabond tape. Thanks. I am going to buy it as a project to repair. I went back there this morning and inserted a moisture meter in the ceiling, it is registering > 50% so it means an active leak. The owner allowed me to strip the ceiling cover in one spot and I got lucky, there is aluminum cross members in the roof - which means you can replace sections of luan and foam insulation if you wanted to since you would have somewhere to attach the new replacement stuff. But yeah, if you (can) find the leak and fix it, I think a good drying off period + epoxy/glue and a new patch on top and it should be good to go. Otherwise the camper appears to be in great shape. Owner is older and quite heavy so I think he may not have been on the roof often or at all. What brand of moisture meter do you recommend? It sounds like people favor the ones that don't have pins
brainpause 04/07/22 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: Holy Chutzpa on the Surcharges Batman

We just bought our 2008 from a local dealer. He knew I was serious when I pulled out my moisture meter and said this needs to be fixed here and here, and this is what I'll offer you for it. He took my offer and agreed to make the repairs. Called me twice to come up and see the coach while it was apart in the shop so I could see they were fixing it correctly. Took delivery last weekend. A recent Wells Fargo dealer survey published in the new issue of RV Business shows that 15% of dealers saw a DECREASE in sales during the pandemic. Makes you wonder how anybody could see a sales decrease in the hottest market in the history or RVs EVER, then I read stories like this and understand who the 15% of dealers are... What brand of moisture meter do you recommend? It sounds like people favor the ones that don't have pins
brainpause 04/07/22 07:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Moisture on front area

John, I will get back to you on the other questions, but is there a reasonably priced quality moisture meter? Bought one a few years ago... I think ex got it in the dee-vorce, but the joke's on her. It showed moisture everywhere I checked. I think it would show wetness in baby powder.
brainpause 04/07/22 01:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Moisture on front area

If the front storage area is not heated, you might look at putting a vent on both sides of storage area to let the air flow a bit. Either inset in the doors or in the outside walls. Interesting idea. Nothing is heated, however, while trailer is in storage. But it does make me wonder about putting a small metal vent on each side (wardrobe face) so it will vent into the larger area of the camper, even though it is all unheated during storage. Looks to me like that would be designed correctly in the first place, but I've owned one trailer or another for over 25 years, so I should not be surprised.
brainpause 04/03/22 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moisture on front area

That will probably help the area under the queen bed but I'm not sure what to do about my front storage area. I may just have to keep stock in Damp rid.
brainpause 04/03/22 11:19am Travel Trailers
Moisture on front area

I have a 2019 Jayco Jay Feather 27BH. I have front storage (outside access), and storage under the front queen. I had stored sheets/pillows under there, and I opened it today. The sheets and pillows were wet; front storage had a little wetness as well. The storage under the front queen is scarcely opened, and hasn't been in quite some time. Here in Tennessee, we have literally dozens if not hundreds of WIDE temperature swings in a 6 month period. There was no wetness on the door side of front storage, but there was in the road side storage door. The trailer is parked on a slope towards that door. Also, and I think this is significant, the floor was perfectly dry on either side of the bed. I'm hoping this means that it was likely condensation under the bed, and probably condensation on the front storage. I've inspected lights and that chest-high seam on the outside front (between fiberglass and diamond plate). Doesn't appear to have issues there. Thoughts? I hate water intrusion in my camper!
brainpause 04/03/22 08:12am Travel Trailers
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