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Old 05-17-2018, 08:12 PM   #1
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Soft Floor

Last month we noticed a soft spot in our bathroom floor, we have a 2013 Rockwood Windjammer. There is no indication of water damage. The area of concern is close to the floor duct, not water lines. Our service tech won't take it in to the shop until November, as he feels the work will be greater than 40 hours. I cannot get a solid lead on a cause so I can at least prevent further damage. The only caulk needing resealing was around the exterior grab bar by the bathroom door.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:46 PM   #2
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Soft usually means delamination from water damage. Did you pull the coroplast liner under the camper and insulation and take a look? You may be surprised by what you find. We had a shower drain that was not hooked properly to the gray tank and the shower drained downward via gravity eventually to the ground instead of the tank.

Find and fix the leak. Options include reinforcing the floor from under the camper or drilling multiple holes in the soft spotted area and injecting epoxy into the holes.
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Skyliner,
The trailer has the winter package. I didn't take down the underside cover, but there is no sign of water when I was under the trailer. I've been trying to get the mechanic out to verify if there is a leak, but I've come to the realization they are not going to.

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Is your floor plywood or a laminated floor of Styrofoam sandwiched between two thin sheets of luan?
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I'm told by the service manager that it is either particle board or laminate.Not real wood.
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I'm told by the service manager that it is either particle board or laminate.Not real wood.
The reason I questioned about the 'sandwich' floor... many of these delaminate simply from use (common walking area/standing at one spot, like in front of a sink) and have nothing to do with water intrusion/damage.

Particle board will completely fall apart when wet.
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That’s actually good news! I have looked but see no indication of water damage.

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This 2013 brochure says its vacuum bonded....

https://www.hilmersonrv.com/fckimage...7047060503.pdf
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