At Coach Specialists, we talk about RV delamination a lot. We see this type of RV damage all the time. Unfortunately, once delamination takes hold, it will only get worse once left untreated. Today, we want to talk to you about ways to protect your RV from delamination. While we can’t say these tips will prevent RV delamination completely, they will help you prolong the life of your RV and keep it functioning at its best.
How to Protect Your RV from Delamination
You may have come here looking for some super-secret, magical answer that will protect your RV from delamination until the end of time. While we can’t predict the future and safety of your RV, we have two sound examples of how to protect your RV from delamination:
- Inspect Your RV Before and After Harsh Temperature/Weather
- Quickly Repair any Damage with the Appropriate Tools and Materials
There are a few other ways you can protect your RV from delamination, but the two most important are simple. Routine care and maintenance will always win when it comes to keeping your RV in tip-top shape.
Inspecting Your RV for Delamination
The only way you can identify RV delamination is to routinely inspect it. This can be done totally on your own or by a professional who knows exactly what to look for. At Coach Specialists, our trained and certified technicians know what delamination looks like and can spot it immediately. Choosing to inspect your RV on your own can save you some money but you should know what to look for. Check the sides, roof, and areas around vents and windows for:
- Water Damage
- Hollow Sounds
Routine inspections are the only way to know when your RV is in trouble. This is especially true during more extreme weather situations. Intense cold or hot situation can cause materials to break down faster. If this happens, you will need to repair/replace those materials sooner rather than later.
Repair with Appropriate Tools and Materials
While your RV acts as a second, traveling home, the same products that work to repair things in your home won’t work the same in your coach. RVs use a plethora of different materials. Our favorite sealants we use to reseal damaged RVs are specifically made to only be used on RVs. At Coach Specialists, we have a variety of different materials needed for the proper maintenance of your RV. All of our locations are outfitted for the care of your trailers. We have special bays big enough to take on the biggest RVs you can think of.
If you find delamination on the side or roof of your RV, we can fix it. We always encourage our DIY customers to attempt resealing on their own if they want. However, be cautious. Some of the materials needed to repair any type of RV damage can be dangerous to use. IT can also be dangerous to work on an RV alone as you are usually climbing to higher heights than usual.
Protecting your RV from Natural Causes
We discussed many times that RV delamination can be caused by several different things. You can be in a collision or a falling branch can strike your RV causing materials to separate. Here we have two different causes: natural and unnatural.
An unnatural cause of RV delamination such as a collision is difficult to prevent when someone else is the cause of the accident. That being said, in order to protect your RV from delamination, it is important to practice safe driving. Maintain proper speed and try parking at a distance from congested areas.
When it comes to the weather, you have a few more options. If you are worried about hail, falling branches, flying rocks, or animals causing your RV delamination, try investing in a cover. Or, there are ways to store your RV indoors during your off-season. Covers will keep the exterior protected from harmful UV rays and other weather that can make its way between materials, causing them to break down.
Trusting the Professionals
As we mention earlier, Coach Specialists of Texas are experts in RV repair. It’s all we do! If you have more questions about RV delamination or how to protect your RV from delamination, reach out! Our trained professionals are always ready to take on an RV project. We guarantee we’ll have you back out on the road in no time.