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Old 11-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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rotting spot by door on 2008 surveyor sv291

My 08 surveyor sv291 has a small rotting spot on the floor just on the inside of the door. what could be causing this? And is there an easy way to repair?
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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My 08 surveyor sv291 has a small rotting spot on the floor just on the inside of the door. what could be causing this? And is there an easy way to repair?
Water and NO! Just kidding, a picture is worth a thousand words, got any?
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Haha you funny today....but i did step right in that. will try and post some in a min
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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The cord is for reference where the floor is soft and spongy.

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I'd venture a guess the floor isn't rotting, its compressing. That spot see lots of concentrated weight leaving and entering the RV. Below the flooring cover is a layer of not very thick OSD plywood, very light but not as strong as laminated ply. It flexs over time and below it is 3-4" of molded styro-foam. Its this layer that will compress and stay spongy. The flooring covers then have little support. There is alum or steel tubing running both directions but some times too far apart. The fix can be to insert and area with the orginal floor cover, osd and foam with luan and fiberglass mount on the bottom. This common in front of stoves and sinks also. I think your talking capable rv dealer or factory. I also think about a reinforced floorplate like diamond covered aluminum plate cut to suit and secured. Just an idea.
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Can't tell without removing the threshold. My previous rig had a spot just to the left of the threshold. Water was running down the side and under the threshold because there was no sealant under it. Used polyurethane to seal. Found it when I lifted up the vinyl because I was going to remove the carpet and install Allure. Damage was just beginning. You will have to remove the threshold and look under the floor covering to be sure.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:46 AM   #8
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Can't tell without removing the threshold. My previous rig had a spot just to the left of the threshold. Water was running down the side and under the threshold because there was no sealant under it. Used polyurethane to seal. Found it when I lifted up the vinyl because I was going to remove the carpet and install Allure. Damage was just beginning. You will have to remove the threshold and look under the floor covering to be sure.
x's 2 You will have to pull the threshold, looks like the corners have been repaired already. Water could be just coming in under it just like at your home if it's not sealed correctly...
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i took the threshold off...i guess its the threshold. the silver thing that wedges up between the door and floor. there is definately rotting wood. is there a way i can take the bottom of door threshold off with out removing the whole door.
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i took the threshold off...i guess its the threshold. the silver thing that wedges up between the door and floor. there is definately rotting wood. is there a way i can take the bottom of door threshold off with out removing the whole door.
I would think that is one piece by the way these trailers are made. I really couldn't say, unless you can cut it out and then reseal it at the edges. More then likely the floor would have to be repaired under it to from water damage. It might be easier to remove the whole door jam. I think the harder part will be repairing the floor. In the marine Ind. they use a resin for dry rot. you inject it and it will turn harder then the wood, you might want to look at that option, just a thought. Good luck on the repair..
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