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External Wall - Rippling

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Post by simontm1959 Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:16 pm

Just taken our 2 year old MH out of storage (was in for a month) and noted some rippling along one side of the external wall.  Has anyone else seen this, is it an issue and should I raise it with AS?

The other wall does not have any rippling.

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Post by Peter Brown Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:28 pm

Your van is too highly polished, all I can see are relictions of the garage door and what looks like a house window. I suggest you circle where you think the ripples are.
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Post by CC Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:08 am

You’ll get this on all Auto-Sleeper coachbuilts, as well as other makes, often highly visible if you look down the side of the vehicle, I think it’s due to the styrofoam beneath the plastic wall skin, some manufacturers use an aluminium skin which doesn’t show it any where near as bad but seems to dent or mark easier. It’s not very appealing visibly but nothing to worry about, if you look hard enough most motorhomes will show signs of this, some more noticeable than others.

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Post by ScribesWtr Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:26 pm

If you are not happy, take it back to the dealer who supplied it to be checked over.  No harm in doing that and getting the fact recorded that it has been looked at in case something crops up in the future.
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Post by ajrm Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:43 am

We had a ripple, or rather a crease, appear on the wall of our 2013 Broadway FB, between the fridge vents. AS came and looked at it and arranged to collect it for repair (They also fixed a bunch of other things too) This was when the van was around 18 months old. 
I’m pretty sure it was the heat generated by the fridge that affected the insulation. I was told that AS had a couple more vans in for a similar fix It might be worth contacting AS to see what they say about yours.

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Post by gassygassy Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:47 pm

I've seen 'indents' on many makes of motorhome where the wooden framework in the wall is fixed to the outer skin. It has never bothered me. You could try pressing the wall inwards where there is a ripple. If there is any movement it needs fixing, otherwise its fine.
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