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Old 05-20-2018, 11:28 AM   #1
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Soft floor on slide under dinette

Just noticed soft spots in floor of slide between dinette and wall. Anybody had this issue on the 29RE Silverback?
We keep slide closed unless camping. Began to notice wet spot on floor under the position of slide when retracted.
Going to be taking it to local RV shop for estimate.
Next Friday.
Possible infiltration from run off of awning cover.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:49 PM   #2
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Soft Spot under dinette

What did you find out? Did you get a decent resolution? We have a soft spot but have never had any water or dampness inside the RV.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:04 AM   #3
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Just noticed soft spots in floor of slide between dinette and wall. Anybody had this issue on the 29RE Silverback?
We keep slide closed unless camping. Began to notice wet spot on floor under the position of slide when retracted.
Going to be taking it to local RV shop for estimate.
Next Friday.
Possible infiltration from run off of awning cover.


Let us know how this turns out
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:57 AM   #4
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Just got a $1500 - 2000 estimate to replace floor in the slide. Leak was from window next to steps.
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This is getting to be an epidemic. Two other folks I know have this. I just got my entire floor on dinette slide replaced because of water damage from...................no one knows where persackly. Tore up the side molding and expanded the plywood floor till it ripped apart. Never could find any water source, and no damage inside at all.
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The window on side of the slide was not sealed at the top which allowed water to come in to wall and deep into the floor. The fiberglass wrap around the floor would not let it dry out which made the plywood fall apart.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:04 AM   #7
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I will be replacing all carpet on lower level plus existing vinyl with vinyl plank upon return of camper post floor replacement. Anyone try this modification?
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Picking up camper this afternoon. Will check slide operation, seals, and trim. Any suggestions on additional things to look for?
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:49 PM   #9
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Picking up camper this afternoon. Will check slide operation, seals, and trim. Any suggestions on additional things to look for?


Everything checked out good. Root cause was water infiltration through the windows on the side walls of slide. The windows have a rubber gasket built in but they did not stop the rain from getting in the walls. Both ends of slide had water damage. Silicone sealant has been added to both windows. All other windows had silicone on them already.
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This is getting to be an epidemic. Two other folks I know have this. I just got my entire floor on dinette slide replaced because of water damage from...................no one knows where persackly. Tore up the side molding and expanded the plywood floor till it ripped apart. Never could find any water source, and no damage inside at all.

Sometimes they forget to seal the unit where the slideout meets the body of the unit. While driving in rain, water splashes and gets in from the bottom. If you have your floor replaced, make sure bottom of your unit is properly sealed by the left and right slideouts.
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