Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
Floor rot coincidence?

We purchased new a 2007 Cherokee 28A+. About the same time, our friend also purchased a new Cherokee, similar model. This summer we both discover our floors are rotting. Both travel trailers are rotting on the far side of master bedroom and along slideout/couch area. This seems like too much of a coincidence for me. Does any one know of any defective manufacturing issues from around this time period?

sadcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Dave_Monica's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,329
Welcome to the forum!

Are there water lines routed along that side?



Nights camped in 2013 - 55, 2014 - 105, 2015 - 63
Dave_Monica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
Well, the tub and sink are on that side but at the opposite end of the trailer. The kitchen sink and fridge are on the opposite side. I believe holding tanks are on the same side, but again they are at the opposite end.
sadcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 12:47 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
floor plan

Lite Travel Trailers
sadcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
spierce617's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 178
I have a 2005 Cherokee 28A and I know my water lines for the hot water heater run along that area. I also had trouble with the water pump and water ran into the area under the slide out. You may want to check to see if the water pump is leaking.
spierce617 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
> Sadcamper, have you heard anything further on this? My last camping trip the front of the couch area appeared spongy. I have a 2007 28A same layout as yours. It seems odd that a trailer only 5 years old would have this issue. We only use our unit twice a year in the summer. Is anyone aware of the warrantly life time for this trailer?
denlawjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
Dodge Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 709
We used to have an 05 28A. I only had a leak once on the door side of the camper by the queen bed. It leaked just the one time and then never leaked again! It could be from the water heater, maybe it has a small leak or the drain plug/annode rod is leaking or the pressure relief valve is dripping and running into the trailer. do you ever feel anything wet!
02 Ford Excursion V-10 4.30 gears 5 Star Tuner Y-pipe mod Hellwig sway bar Rear Airbags
Prodigy and Dual Cam
07 Cherokee 32B
Better to have a bad day of camping than a good day at work!
Dodge Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #8
Senior Member
lindy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
From looking at the floor plan the 1st thing I'd look into is if the window on the far side was leaking. It's one common item to both areas you mentioned as being rotted.

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 09:48 PM   #9
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Our 2005 Cherokee 28A did the same thing. We discovered the rubber that seals the tipout wasn't all the way closed flat against the trailer and the caulking on the tipout itself had a bad spot about 2 inches. After we sealed it, we haven't had anymore issues. My husband and I just don't understand why they don't use treated plywood in these.
tbrown816 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 10:27 AM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 2
Hey Sadcamper, I have a Major issue also, I have a 2008 Cherokee Lite 28-L and the hole back end the floor is rotted big time...Still under warranty until 9/20/12 and getting no help in resolving this problem.. The whole thing is was we had NO indication at all that water was coming in from somewhere and we only use 8 days out of a year...Dealership will do nothing, insurance Co. will do nothing and can not get ahold of Forest Rivers...Is there anybody that can get us in touch with Forest Rivers Manufactor...Help.... trailer a total lose with no help

ezgoinim2 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.