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Old 08-12-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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Wall panel removal

2002 Winnebago Adventure 32v has a leak in the duct that takes the cold air from the basement ac to the ceiling vents. I can feel the cold air leaking in the back of the mh and I want to know how to take off the one small interior wall panel that covers the duct. The walls have the plastic trim at the corners and edges and before tearing into it I would like to know if this stuff is glued together or just snap fit on. I only have to take one corner piece off to expose the whole duct system. I have read how to get under the coach to use foil tape and a stick but the leak is right up near the ceiling.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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You'll probably have to take the rear cap off to access the cold-air duct. The rear wall is more than likely laminated, like the side walls and taking the panel loose will not work. Sometimes, you can get to the leak by taking only the lower "bumper" off. If you can't reach the leak from there the upper cap needs to be removed.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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You may also be able to get to the leak by removing the passenger side tail light assembly giving you enough room to reach the duct work.

Also try posting here; Winnebago-specific issues

There are many members there who have experienced the same problem and may be able to provide solutions for you.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #4
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Thanks Indiana journey I found a picture that shows a aluminum barrier between the duct and the wall paneling. All the pics I found show a lot more of the ducting from the bottom of the coach than I can see on mine though! I will investigate
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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The RV technician that is working our our MH said he uses metal duct tape to repair many of these ducts. He said most often he can use a square stick to place the tape over the leak when it is up high. Mine was leaking at a point level with the overflow bottle and I could reach it with my hands to place the tape over the cracks. It cracked at the corners, thankfully on the engine side of the duct. I first ran tape vertically to seal the crack, then horizontally to reinforce the first tape layer. We then took a 800 mile trip and the tape held in position.
He said they used to have one guy that was small enough and was skinny enough to slither up from the bottom to repair the duct.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:05 PM   #6
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On the 2002, the duct isn't in the rear cap, but inside, hence the desire to take the wall apart.

Took a similar wall apart in my bathroom. Just some pin nails holding it all together. A putty knife and some careful prying did the trick.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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like some one side i would just take off the rear cap off to access the cold-air duct.
as this all so installs new tap for leaks

its not hard to do and 2 ppl and move the cap
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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Tderonne, just wondering if you have first hand knowledge that the interior wall panel covers the duct on a 32V. I would really like to avoid taking off the rear cap and all the posts I have seen concerning repairing leaks in the duct work show a lot more access than I have from the outside of my 32V
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