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Old 08-31-2016, 04:04 AM   #1
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Dark Lines on Ceiling

We have a 2012 36RL and almost 2 years ago we started noticing dark lines going across the ceiling throughout the coach, even on the slide out ceilings. As time goes by, they're getting darker and it's really looking bad. Did call the factory about a month ago and sent them a couple of pictures, but they had no idea what could be causing it and never heard about that happening. It looks like it could be cause by the rafters, maybe from condensation?? But we're only guessing at this point. Wondering if any of you have had this problem and if so, can anything be done about it. HELP!!!:blush
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:30 PM   #2
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We have a 2012 36RL and almost 2 years ago we started noticing dark lines going across the ceiling throughout the coach, even on the slide out ceilings. As time goes by, they're getting darker and it's really looking bad. Did call the factory about a month ago and sent them a couple of pictures, but they had no idea what could be causing it and never heard about that happening. It looks like it could be cause by the rafters, maybe from condensation?? But we're only guessing at this point. Wondering if any of you have had this problem and if so, can anything be done about it. HELP!!!:blush
Are the stains washable? Do you live in high humidity area? Refineries, mines or anything near by. I worked outside a refinery for many years and soot would collect in odd places. Do you transport the unit with the windows open and the Maxxfan running. BBQ smoke will do the same thing.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:07 PM   #3
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We live in Vancouver, WA. We do have lots of rain here, but no refineries or factories nearby. Lines look like they're coming through from something between the ceiling and the roof, like it's penetration off of the rafters.
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See if you can pull one of the lights out of the ceiling near one of the rafters and take a clean white napkin and wipe the wood ceiling and see if it's the same color on the napkin as what's coming through your ceiling. If that makes sense.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:37 PM   #5
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do you burn candles or heat with a propane heater like one of those "Buddy Heater"
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You can Google "ghosting on interior walls" this should give you great information as to what is s going on. If nothing else makes for great reading material shortly after a nice stout cup of coffee in the morning.
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No propane heat, but DW does light a candle every once in a while. Don't think it could be that cause the lines are fairly dark and go straight across the ceiling about every 12 to 16 inches, even on the slide out ceilings and in the bedroom and bathroom too. I will try to take off one of the lights and check and will also google about ghosting. Wonder if I'm the only one with this problem.
Thanks so much Tom for your help. Really appreciate it!!
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Have you checked to see if you have attic vents it could be condensation build up where the metal rafters touch the roof line and over time is leaching through the ceiling board. As said above hopefully you have a light or vent in the roof close to one of the lines to check it out from above
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:30 PM   #9
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Thanks Shane! I'll see if I can check that out too.
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I had some of this on my old RV. It wound up being the glue used on the headlining after doing a repair attracting dust. It did not wash off....
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