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Old 10-27-2015, 08:52 AM   #1
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Flooring Issue

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Have a 2014 2690s a year and 8 months ownership.

Earlier this year, started to have a bump in the floor, which is now getting worse.

One of the screws or bolts is backing out and pushing up on the Beauflor flooring, actually pulling up the flooring, now getting super taught, and will eventually tear up our flooring.

Running my hand along the area, I believe there is a seam of the sub-floor, actually may feel other screw heads in that line(not coming up yet).

Attached is a diagram of the location of the bolt coming up arrow & line where I think there is a joint.

Local repair RV shop, suggested cutting the floor in that area to see what is going on and then gluing the floor down there. They said pulling up the flooring and then re-using it, is not an option.

From the underside, the subfloor cannot be seen at all.

Bummed this may be a structure issue. Slide flexing the floor (although we are very consciences of only using slide when level)

I dropped a message to FR warranty, hoping to get some guidance, no information on that route.

Has anyone experience this? Or any experience on floor work through the Beauflor flooring.
Any info on the subfloors in the Sunseeker’s?


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Old 10-27-2015, 04:02 PM   #2
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Our floor is one piece so there wouldn't be any seams along there. Have you physically pushed down on the area your speaking of? Pictures of the issue would help as well.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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Our floor is one piece so there wouldn't be any seams along there. Have you physically pushed down on the area your speaking of? Pictures of the issue would help as well.
Yes, I have physically pushed on it, stepped on it and it does not move.

Now that it has gotten worse, we keep our little dogs bed over it, so humans do not step on it when slide is out. Keeping weight off that area.

Originally a small bulge, now pushing up where it is pulling up the flooring, and getting tighter.

It is about 5-6 inches out from slide WHEN SLIDE is out, when slide is in, it is under the slide, not visible. When running the slide in and out, it is not rubbing or touching slide.

Picture wise, this weekend I will have it out will get a couple pictures, where I store it, cannot open slide.

Not sure a picture will show much, other than the flooring being pushed up, and now that it is pretty tight, sure feels like a bolt head.

Also running you hand parallel to the slide when out, almost feels like there is a other bolts or screw heads, in that line?

Any follow-up with manufacturing, techs, etc... on what is under there, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Josh for checking into this.


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Old 10-28-2015, 09:18 AM   #4
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It is probably one of the carriage bolts that holds the floor to the cross member. Fortunately there are about 12 others width wise of the coach so don't worry about your floor going anywhere. Without being able to see it sounds like the nut came loose on the bottom side and is allowing the bolt to move up. You should be able to see the nut from the bottom side and tighten it down.
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Local repair RV shop, suggested cutting the floor in that area to see what is going on and then gluing the floor down there. They said pulling up the flooring and then re-using it, is not an option.
I have seen flooring guys who can cut a section out of a vinyl floor, make a repair to the subfloor below, and replace the piece they cut out and you need a magnifying glass to see it. If you didn't know it was there you would be hard pressed to find it. Its an art and the more detail in the pattern the easier it is to do. The trick would be to find the right guy.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:56 AM   #6
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Couple pics of area, lighting of the tile, hard to see it in pics.



Looking underneath for carriage bolts - first main portion under rig around frame rails, I see white backside, support braces, but no visible carriage bolts. Even around the frame rails, see support rail, no bolts.


Would these carriage bolts be up above the storage bin? Last two pic, I do see some bolts up above storage bin, and measurement wise the location of something coming up would be toward the back of this storage bin.


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It will be somewhere along the cross members. The threaded end will be pointing towards the ground with the nut on the bottom. Depending on where that bolt is it may be covered up by a storage compartment or generator.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:58 PM   #8
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Had the same thing happen. Bolt uplifted flooring. Husband put a very small slit screwed it back down and haven't had a problem since. Happened this spring and still tight and floor is fine.
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Had the same thing happen. Bolt uplifted flooring. Husband put a very small slit screwed it back down and haven't had a problem since. Happened this spring and still tight and floor is fine.
What did you use for gluing down the flooring?


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He only made the slit large enough to turn screw. He pressed flooring back down and it hasn't come back up. We didn't need to use any glue. Also helps we have a rug runner we put down when the slide is out which covers the slit. We check it periodically and still no further issue.
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