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Old 04-18-2015, 11:13 PM   #11
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Geez, I have no idea how to do any of that nor the equipment to do it.
The project you have started is not for a novice. This is a major project that you may not be able to complete. Have you contacted your insurance company, they would most likely total the trailer out with this type of damage.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:20 PM   #12
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i pull the bottom run of metal all the way around. cable operated camper jacks to support walls. what% of the floor is bad? got insurance?
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:21 PM   #13
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If your going to replace the floor, I recommend MDO (not to be confused with MDF)which is waterproof plywood with a kraft paper epoxied on both sides. This is used for outdoor signs and should be available at any good lumber yard.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:26 PM   #14
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water got between the vinyl and substrate, resulting in a large area of damage. did you ever see water on the floor?
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:27 PM   #15
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There's not much sense repairing anything till you find and repair the leak that caused this damage.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:37 PM   #16
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you usually find the source during the repair. shower trap was my last.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:57 AM   #17
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Will contact insurance today. The floor from the kitchen cabinet/dinette back to the front wall was completely saturated. When removing the sofa base and side cabinets, the screws in the walls up near the corners were also rusted, as well as the front wall screws. Wherever the leak is, its up front.

The camper was winterized and stored with a cover all winter.

The camper place did a thorough seal/leak check and recaulked everything that needed it throughout the entire camper (and roof) before I brought it home. The only place they thought that maybe could have been a problem were the front two corners, but there was nothing glaring. This is the second year I've had everything serviced for seals, caulking, etc. I've been maintaining it according to what I'm supposed to do. Even had the bearings/axles/wheels services too.

Right now, we're in maintenance mode as we are committed to using it next weekend. We're going to put some temporary plywood down until we figure out what insurance will do, if anything.

Can't believe how quickly this got damaged.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:31 AM   #18
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What it looks like this morning. Might find the source of the leak today/tomorrow as its supposed to rain.





You can see in this photo where some of the plywood from under the front wall came out.

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Old 04-19-2015, 09:32 AM   #19
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If those walls are 'secured' to rotted flooring what's gonna hold the camper together going down the road? I'd be reluctant moving the trailer across the yard let alone down a highway. Envision a wet cardboard box getting blown by the wind.....
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There was nothing adhering the wall to the floor. No screws, nothing. That's the only place where it came out from under the wall.
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