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Old 04-13-2015, 07:05 PM   #11
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I just checked mine, and all is good.

Do you think it might have something to do with your location, Ron? Mold needs warmth and moisture to grow, both of which are lacking around here.

At least nobody can't say you lack culture, Ron.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:26 PM   #12
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It seems probable that the plywood was wet when the baffle was installed or water has infiltrated past the top vent and cap. Is this trailer stored outside ?


Jim does your trailer have the updated baffle installed ?
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:28 PM   #13
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It seems probable that the plywood was wet when the baffle was installed or water has infiltrated past the top vent and cap. Is this trailer stored outside ?
It can very damp where Ron lives, and I imagine that had something to do with it, though the material is obviously good food for the mold, and somehow the spores found the wood.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:45 PM   #14
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At least nobody can't say you lack culture, ...
Look out, Jim. They (whoever 'They' are) may require you to take cultural sensitivity training.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:11 PM   #15
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Look out, Jim. They (whoever 'They' are) may require you to take cultural sensitivity training.
Methinks it will be Ron that needs this training.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:17 PM   #16
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Ron is in North Vancouver, BC. so I don't think his was delivered
Your are right the two other trailers that road on the same delivery truck went to Onario the last week in April of 2014.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:58 PM   #17
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Mold needs something to feed on. Just as Jim alludded too.. where is the trailer stored? Is there lots of pollen in the air? THAT may be enough to start mold. (Just ask folks that have it on the siding of their sticks 'n bricks homes.)
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:31 PM   #18
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Oh, man, Ron, sorry to hear this news. My 19 is a Sept '14. Rain/humidity down these parts is rare to absent but soon as I get off these crutches I'll be checking my vents. Best regards.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:45 PM   #19
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We're having ours worked on and will have them inspect it for mold as well (we picked ours up in March of last year). Since we're here in the CA desert, moisture certainly hasn't been a problem but that isn't to say something like this can't happen .... Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Wow, I'm going to check mine, how hard is it to remove the refer vent cover?
Donna, the trailer was stored with an Adco cover and heat all winter. The two sides of the vent at the same plywood as the moldy one and are free of mold. I think that it indicates the piece of wood used to make the baffle was contaminated before it went into the trailer. Also, there were many different types of molds of all colors. I've seen lots of mold in problem buildings and this was the worst I've ever seen.

So, my concern would be that several baffles were cut the same day from a sheet of problem plywood and several other trailers made the same week as mine might have the same problem and not know it. Or, my piece was contaminated after it was cut from the larger sheet, which I don't think is as likely.

Jim, you don't have to take the vent cap off to check the area. Either use a small mirror from the bottom vent or stick a camera in, point it up and take a photo. If there's a problem you'll see it.

Taking the vent cap off though is simple and you might want to do that because mine had the 4 screw recesses sealed with clear silicone. I was expecting to have to use a scriber and take the plugs out in pieces. However the silicone had shrunk, was loose in the hole, and lifted out easily as an intact plug. As you can see from the photo, the plugs weren't water tight and had leaked. I don't think that's related to my issue but I won't be using silicone to reseal them.

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