Originally Posted by mwebber78
With good dry weather and it being dried out real well now is the time to seal that baby up with a good dose of anti-wicking paint/sealant on the edges.
We took both trim pieces off yesterday to assess the damage. On the rear end of the chairside slide, 3 staples are still holding the sidewall to the floor which looks like it might be 1" thick chipboard, there is minor rust on the screws and a tiny bit of mould. On the front side, only one very rusty staple was still holding, all the screws were rusty and a lot of mould on the edge of the wood floor. This is located just behind the tandem wheels and presumably could get wet when driving in rain which we hardly ever do.
We cleaned up everything and are off to buy more supplies and will fix it all up while here in the dry desert near Parker AZ......still disappointed to find this. It looks like the floor definitely has absorbed rain or moisture or both and has expanded down about half an inch. Our plan is to fill the old screwholes, drill new holes for the trim piece and re-install the trim in the lower position, flush with the floor & re-seal everywhere. We will also screw up from the bottom to provide extra support......and hope this stuff doesn't crumble too much. Can't imagine why they don't use marine plywood....$$$$????
We have no mould inside on the carpet but certainly this could have got a lot worse, and are assuming/hoping no structural or support problems.....I guess we'll find out later, and will certainly be monitoring the big slide as well, which looks OK. Will post some photos later.
Thanks for your advice MWebber.