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Old 03-05-2016, 04:43 PM   #1
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10"x12" hole in floor under shower

Hello Everyone. First post to this forum. We bought a 2016 Wildwood XLite this past September. We were checking the waterlines under shower (through access panel) to make sure they were tight, and discovered a 10"x12" hole cut through the floor of our new camper, presumably to accommodate the ptrap under the shower. You can see daylight through the holes that are already forming in the tarp material under the trailer. Not a lick of insulation in sight. This was obviously done at build, as the linoleum was cut out to the same shape and laying over the hole.

Is this normal? The dealer has it right now for routine warranty check, I brought it to their attention. You could literally stick your head through this thing.

If it is not normal, what do you suggest I request as resolution? I am worried about insects/rodents... along with water splashing from the tires up into the area. I also worry that such a large hole might compromise the floor itself. Hard to tell if they cut through beams or supports.

Any help or advice is very appreciated

Chris from Arkansas
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:40 PM   #2
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Now you've got me curious to look under my Dbud. The shower does sit pretty low, so it makes sense they'd have to cut some floor away to make room for piping. This would also explain the cold temps in the bathroom on cold mornings.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:00 PM   #3
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My 2010 X-Lite is also cold in the bathroom on cold mornings. I wonder if this is a common issue........
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:12 PM   #4
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When I pull the bottom covering this next week I'm gong to take a look at the shower area, thanks for the info
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Same issue with my Hemi (sister to Wildwood). Not happy, will probably fill with expanding foam. I can dig out the foam if necessary to get to P trap.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:43 AM   #6
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I have Posted this Many times,it IS "SOP" but in Some/Most cases they also have Removed the area where the Shower Floor Supports are! I had to build a "Bridge" over the Hole to supply a location for the "Shower Floor"! Made a BIG difference in "Spongy Shower Floor" now Rock Solid! It took a few hours to "Engineer and Build the Truss/Bridge over the Hole to Support the Floor but I dont think any Dealer would go to this Effort! Youroo!!
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I had that going on in my Flagstaff too. you could pull the access cover and see a sizable opening between the bottom of the shower and the top of the grey water tank with the traps in between. Don't see any light since the bottom of the TT is covered with the corrugated polyethylene. However, the reason I took off the panel in the first place was, it's a garden shower and there was significant flex in the shower floor around the drain that I wanted to correct, figuring that recurrent flexing of the ABS material wouldn't bode well for the shower pan over the coming years. I had some blocks of thick (easily 2") , relatively hard (you can still squeeze it to some extent) polyurethane foam that after careful measuring and cutting was able to insert between the pan and tank area surrounding the drain. It took care of the issue and can be very easily removed intact if need be
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I have Posted this Many times,it IS "SOP" but in Some/Most cases they also have Removed the area where the Shower Floor Supports are! I had to build a "Bridge" over the Hole to supply a location for the "Shower Floor"! Made a BIG difference in "Spongy Shower Floor" now Rock Solid! It took a few hours to "Engineer and Build the Truss/Bridge over the Hole to Support the Floor but I dont think any Dealer would go to this Effort! Youroo!!
x2 had to bridge around in a couple areas too
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My EVO was similar. There was a cut out but the tub was braced and a truss already in place, they packed insulation around it. I cannot see any daylight and the insulation filled the void and was level with the cut out. Compared to mine it looks like no one finished the job in yours........
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:26 PM   #10
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Shoot I think I have the same issue in our new 32BDHS. Floor in tub flexes like crazy. I'll have to pull my inspection cover like others and have a look. Anyone get the dealer to repair this? I'm pretty handy but I'm recovering from knee surgery.....
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