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Old 01-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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My first look under my A122 was "Yikes"

Just got my new A122, anyone see anything wrong of the pics i took of its "underbelly" ? Maybe its just me......?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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More pics of the underbelly......

just doesn't look tidy enough to me ;/
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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The wires near my brake drums were about the same on my sand storm so I tied them up better. Maybe to could get under there and with a little time and wire ties you could get it it little nicer for your liking.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:19 AM   #4
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The wires near my brake drums were about the same on my sand storm so I tied them up better. Maybe to could get under there and with a little time and wire ties you could get it it little nicer for your liking.
I was thinking of doing that, but, first, i wanted to see if it appeared "normal"....so much going on under there, but, never looked under an RV before, so, I wanted to get the opinion of the veterans here, thanks so much for your input !
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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I am a little surprised there is exposed plywood under there.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:31 AM   #6
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I am a little surprised there is exposed plywood under there.
Hopefully its treated. ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:55 AM   #7
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The floor is engineered OSB and has a 25 year warranty

I had the same concern when I looked underneath it and asked the service tech during the PDI. He said it is designed to withstand normal wear and tear and under such, should not swell or delaminate provided it is NOT sealed. It is bonded with special resins that meet specific tests for use hence in our trailers, the 25 year warranty in the given RV application of use.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:03 AM   #8
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The underside of my A128S looked about the same. I just took some zip ties and took the slop out of the wiring and tidyed up as best I could. My last P/U also looked the same so it must be a manufacturing thing, throw em together as fast as you can and forget how it looks underneath. Besides, just how many people do crawl under their camper to look at the under belly?
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Watch the bottom of your rig regardless of warranty. Water will will make it swell and continued wetness will make it come apart. Who will warranty for 25 years. Surely not the manufacturer of the rig. Manufacturer of the OSB will probably pay for the cost of the wood but not replacement. If you plan on keeping it for a while, I would look at having Coroplast cover the bottom.
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The manufacturer will either
1) pay reasonable cost of repairing or replacing the defetctive panel & any affected floor covering or 2) refund up to 3x the original purchase price paid for the panel by the OEM

It still is a wood product and therefore should not be left in the river or lake to soak or in high moisure environments...Driving in the rain with water splashing up at it is not going to cause a major problem - that woild be normal use, unlike leaving it in a flood or standing water

Looking at the brochures (& also talking with the service tech at our time of purchase) it appears that all of Forest Rivers folding tent/camping trailers have this kind of floor...if there were problems with the floor, we'd probably have heard about it by now? If not in this forum bit even the tent camper forum?

Coroplast would be a great solution if one lived in a moist environment esp if it eased the mind if one is having continued worry or concerns for product quality & maintaining the unit's floor.
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