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Old 09-24-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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Water intrusion

We recently purchased a 2011 Rockwood Roo 23RS and then discovered a dip in the floor by the wall under the table. We took off the wheel well cover to try to access the problem and discovered a spot weld instead of a full seam weld at this point (pic attached) and the aluminum support bent at that point. Workmanship is definitely not what we hoped for.... only hope the bed is better attached!!!! Will be following post to see how Forest River resolves your issue.
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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We recently purchased a 2011 Rockwood Roo 23RS and then discovered a dip in the floor by the wall under the table. We took off the wheel well cover to try to access the problem and discovered a spot weld instead of a full seam weld at this point (pic attached) and the aluminum support bent at that point. Workmanship is definitely not what we hoped for.... only hope the bed is better attached!!!! Will be following post to see how Forest River resolves your issue.
Funnycat,

From your picture it appears like your floor is soft from delamination due to water damage. Did you have a leak at some point?

The top plywood seam on the left has separated and the one on the right is still bonded properly. Perhaps the previous owner did not disclose this damage when you bought it.


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Old 09-24-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
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Hi Herk7769
Specifically asked previous owner if there had been any damage or leaks to the unit and were told 'no'. When we pulled the tile up to see why the floor was lower in that corner, it was wet right in that low spot. However the floor and walls feel very solid. The floor even in the low spot is sitting securely on the frame... almost appears to have been manufactured that way...

Checked for leaks on that wall and can't find any evidence of any. No stains or soft spots anywhere. Checked roof, windows, awning connection to trailer, etc and all seem secure. We can not find anywhere water is leaking in. We are hoping the wetness came from the wheel well as it was not well attached on that corner. Plan to put sealant around wheel well frame and re-attach with additional screws... will leave floor exposed and monitor area to see if it gets wet again and under what conditions.

Any one with any similar issues or ideas of where the water could have come from, we would love to know. Was going to actually post this question about the wet floor elsewhere so ADMINs please feel free to move if it is better suited elsewhere... new to this forum.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:03 PM   #4
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Will move your entire thread.

It deserves its own place.
Let me know if you desire a different header or forum.
I picked this one due to your suspicion it was an exterior seal.

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Here's a pic of what the floor looks like from inside.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:23 PM   #6
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Is that the front or back of the tire?

I mean which direction would water leave that tire if it was rotating.

If that is the rear (or even the front I suppose) of the tire, water would be striking the bottom of that area.
If there was a poor seal there, water could easily enter and cause that damage.
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The tire you see in the hole is the back tire of the 2 on that side.... sure hoping that is where the wet came from as that is a relatively easy fix... :-)
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Have discovered that the drainage tube for the slide-in rails was broken on this side (see pic). Could that have been the culprit? I crawled in the space and the floor is dry there... but with the low spot in the floor at the table, water could have run down to that spot if it entered here.
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