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Old 10-10-2016, 09:30 PM   #1
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Rear end floor rot

We just purchased a 2008 316BHT and had it inspected first. Our unit has a rear bedroom and 1/2 bath. The floor is soft in two places.

The RV shop says they will have to remove the fiberglass cap on the rear to access the damaged areas.

Has anyone had any experience with this?

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Old 10-10-2016, 09:43 PM   #2
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Did you have it inspected before or after you bought it. This is gonna be huge dollars to repair. $$$$. If possible, if the seller did not disclose, I would run as fast as you can.
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Yes we did find it in an inspection. The shop said it would take around $1,500 to fix so the seller reduced the price to cover the repairs.

Wondering how hard it will be to do the repairs?


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Old 10-11-2016, 08:27 PM   #4
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Hi,
$1500 sounds extremely inexpensive to remove the rear fiberglass cap, remove furniture and cabinets, tear up flooring and subfloor. Remove and replace insulation (kill black mold if needed) install new subfloor and flooring, reinstall all the rest of the inside and put the rear cap back in place? I would have guess $5k to $6k.
Still wondering why they have to remove rear cap for a soft floor? Where are the soft spots?
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Hi, there are two soft spots. My unit has a rear toilet and soft spot #1 is along the outer wall about 5" sq. The tech could not be sure where the leak was coming in but he suspects it might have been the drivers side tail light and leak #2 is under the rear window. One can see a water trail from the window to the floor.

I guess the walls are hanging and attached to the floor from the end. I'm assuming that is why the cap needs to be pulled to properly rebuild and attach the flooring

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Old 10-12-2016, 12:32 AM   #6
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There is no furniture along the rear wall in this design. It's all on the forward wall.


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Old 10-12-2016, 05:15 AM   #7
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Sounds like the damage is small and contained. Sure can't beat the price for that much labor. When are they supposed to start working on it?
Keep us posted.
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Our dealer does it often a $1500 dollar cost is probably in line here. (But our dealer's labor rate is $60 an hour some are double that) ........................But keep in mind that the repair shop may find more issues when opened up and there be a higher cost the job is done. I would if possible get the owner to get the work done first.... esp if it is the dealers and stop by to check on the progress.

Good Luck !!!!! Should be plenty of other used ones out there.....



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Where is your dealer located? That's a better hourly rate than I have.


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Old 10-16-2016, 08:29 PM   #10
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Did you purchase the coach from an individual or an RV dealer? My concern is how significant the water damage and possible black mold might be. My TT was totaled earlier this year due to water damage and black mold in the floor of the TT from an unknown leak.
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