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Old 08-14-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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A little rot Puma 30QBSS

Discovered a rear corner of the slide out had a soft spot.
It was damp when I found it. Not wet, just damp to my fingertips.
I pulled off the damp OSB that was rotting, so it has been at it for awhile.
The area was about 6 inches wide and 12 inches in length.


I had repaired the roof of the slide out about 10 days ago so I think this dampness was left over from that, at least I hope so.
I dried out the area, sprayed it with bleach water and dried it again.
A trip to Ace Hardware and 20 bucks later I was ready to patch the area.
I placed a cement block on the floor above this area.
My fix was to rip a scab board a 1 1/2" wide by about 15 inches long. The board is 3/4" thick, it fit perfect with the OSB.
I screwed the scab board in place.
I cut a 6"X16" piece of old flooring.
I placed that up to the damaged area, and then filled the void with expanding foam. I placed the board against the flooring then glued and screwed it into place.
I sealed the board with SticknBond and the edges of that with Dicor.
It looks waterproof, and if there is still a leak, I can feel inside on the carpet to see if it is damp.
Hopefully this takes care of the problem and I did open and shut the slider a few times and the repair job does clear the area it slides into. The DW helped as she pushed the slider button....
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:13 PM   #2
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On a majority of slide floors, the factories do a piss poor job. Run water down the end of the slide and watch what the water does. That might answer your problem. A lot of campers have some of the end if the slide floor exposed with maybe a little paint on it. Might work for a year, or not at all. Any little break in that and it's a sponge. Even on some of the slides with the darco fabric, some manufacturers secure the walls by screwing through the darco fabric underneath and leave a hole. The water will run 2-3 inches up under the slide before dropping and those exposed holes act as wicks too. Plenty of discussions on this forum about this issue. Also, that 1 inch trim strip at the bottom on each end of the slide can be the culprit. Sometimes insufficient sealant tape and sealer was used, and the water can wick in the screw holes.


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Old 08-14-2014, 06:22 PM   #3
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BiJjohn,

I have to disagree with your statement regarding my trailer. There are slippers on the edge the slide, which area attached to the slide walls with moulding screwed and caulked. The underside is plastic. No exposed wood to be seen. The water rolls and drips off the slippers. I had 2 replaced at Goshen this year that are cracked.

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Yes, on some there are, but not all. I never said ALL units are like that. Wildcat for one had exposed wood, or a painted edge in that area, at least the ones I looked at. The OP's does not appear to have the glides under the floor.


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I'm well aware of the plastic glides. I was one that posted the contact info in another thread for the Majestic glides used on ours. The thread about the wearing darco. I had to add them to mine as Cedar Creek does not use them.


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Old 08-15-2014, 08:47 AM   #6
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Got a heck of a rain storm this morning, was really pouring here at the house.

Checked the TT and there was water under the corner on the SticknBond like BigJohnD said happens.

Checked the interior and it is bone dry.......

So the repair is doing it's job so far.
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