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Keystone2019

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My husband and I purchased a 2011 Keystone Bullet a week ago. I am literally sick to my stomach. We paid a nice chunk of money for this thing. Yesterday I was putting sheets on the bed and I noticed that the wallpaper on one side of the bedroom wall looks like this. I was absolutely confused because we did not see this when we walked through the camper several times before we bought it. Apparently when the weather is cold these "wrinkles" go away and then when its very hot like it was yesterday the glue heats up and they appear again and I am assuming this is why we didnt see them before. I am almost certain its water damage. This camper is in perfect condition and the people we purchased it from stored it inside. How can we tell if this is old?

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Get a moisture meter and check it. Pick one up at Lowes or HD. Handy to have anyway.


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Keystone2019. Click HERE and drag n drop your photos. You don't have to do anything else other than cut and paste the link. Your pix will be sized and posted. Also, hitting Ctrl D will save the link in your browser for future posts....Dennis


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Don't be too certain that it is water damage it could be a whole bunch of things and not water damage. Does the wall feel spongy when you touch it? If not it just might be the glue they used to put it on or it might be the wall paper or it might be all kinds of things and not water damage. Could have gotten something spilled on it at one point and now just does that because the glue has been compromised.





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Second what Diazr2 says about it being the glue. The wallpaper is glued to the luan substrate (or whatever they use) and over time the glue can degrade. This can cause the wallpaper to bubble or wrinkle. I have a 1991 SixPac slide in camper. When I got it, the wallpaper was peeling and bubbling on almost all the walls. I pulled off the loose stuff, used a heat gun to remove the remainder, then painted the walls. It turned out fine.

Something to consider...But I have my fingers crossed it isn't water.

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Keystone2019. Click ***Link Removed*** and drag n drop your photos. You don't have to do anything else other than cut and paste the link. Your pix will be sized and posted. Also, hitting Ctrl D will save the link in your browser for future posts....Dennis


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BadgerMcAdams wrote:

Second what Diazr2 says about it being the glue. The wallpaper is glued to the luan substrate (or whatever they use) and over time the glue can degrade. This can cause the wallpaper to bubble or wrinkle. I have a 1991 SixPac slide in camper. When I got it, the wallpaper was peeling and bubbling on almost all the walls. I pulled off the loose stuff, used a heat gun to remove the remainder, then painted the walls. It turned out fine.

Something to consider...But I have my fingers crossed it isn't water.


This makes me feel a tiny bit better. The wall is not spongy and there is no smell of mold or mildew. It sounds like we are going to need a moisture detector to see if this is wet before tearing anything apart. Being that its a 2011 I wonder what the odds are of finding the matching wallpaper? I would really like to replace it with the same if possible.

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You will have to check with the manufacturer for the luan. It's luan made with a vinyl wallcovering panel. Sometimes RV surplus carries older stock if dealer can't get it.

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