Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2015, 08:07 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3
Soft Spot in Floor

I seem to have developed soft spots in the floor in the kitchen. Is this normal?

Angel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2015, 08:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
KenHwy61's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 729
It is not likely normal although I have heard of campers built with flimsy flooring. More probably is water damage rotting your floor. Posting what model camper you have will give owners of the same a chance to share their opinion.


Seasonally in the Grand Marias, MN campground
On the beautiful shores of Lake Superior

Aviator Wright-Flyer#1908
2012 Ram 2500HD CTD
KenHwy61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
Senior Member
BooBoo23's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: West Atlanta Metro
Posts: 1,157
No it is not normal. Give us more information. What kind of RV do you have, make, model, year. You probably have a water leak problem. Since you say in the kitchen area did you check any plumbing fittings for possible slow leaks or as someone on another thread mentioned a cracked fitting on the water heater. Do some detective work.
2014 Palomino Puma 25RS
2011 F-150 Super Crew XLT
Days camped in 2014 - 23 Camped 2015-47
Camped 2016-71, 2017-33, 2018-29 booked
BooBoo23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2015, 08:59 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3
It's a 2013 Columbus 5th wheel 370fl. I can't seem to find any leaks, but will do some more investigating. Thanks for the responses.
Angel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 12:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
thebrakeman's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canton, Michigan
Posts: 1,225
Need to find the source, and stop the leak before you bother with any repair. Nothing worse than fixing something in dry conditions, only for it to happen again from the same problem.

Being a 5th wheel, it likely has a joist-floor, which can likely be repaired in the affected area. Those with ultralites (including laminated floors without joists) are much worse-off when soft spots surface. Ask me how I know.
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller
thebrakeman is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 PM.