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Old 04-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #21
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thats just like the weekend warrior floor. they started this type of construction as far as I know. did a couple of those. hopefully theres some outriggers on that frame where the walls bolt so you can travel.. can we get a couple frame pics from under? we used 3/4" marine ply for replacement but the MDO mentioned sounds good too. I just could not read where it was mentioned for flooring. but, for lots of other extreme uses. the "C" grade internals kinda bothered me. the insurance guy is going to probably say long term, pre-existing condition. thats where you get adament about it was not like this when I parked it last fall. dont do anymore work to it. get someone in the repair industry to intercede for you if necessary and dont give up. this damage can easily occur over the winter. i dont think an owner is negligent when they cant see water.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:54 AM   #22
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The floor base you removed appears to be OSB (oriented strand board) if I remember correctly. That stuff can be ruined a lot easier than regular plywood. When you can get someone to look at it for repairs please make certain you get them to fix it with a decent grade of plywood and not the OSB.. IE.. marine or even the MDO. If you are going to do it yourself, most good lumber yards should have the marine or MDO plywood.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:14 PM   #23
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We found rotten wood in front of both doors of a 2000 Nomad and DH has replaced the rotten places with 5/8 treated plywood. Matched up to the boards on the floor . Now replacing all the vinyl with vinyl planking. Takes some time but doing it ourselves.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:14 PM   #24
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Geez, I have no idea how to do any of that nor the equipment to do it.
I don't suppose you live anywhere around Cincinnati? I could give you a hand...

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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.

Darco wrap-that stuff is not waterproof and will allow water to wick from the edges. Forest River used that as a cheap substitute for bottom sealing. It is giving Prime Time owners nightmares because it tears and bunches up on the bottom
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Darco wrap-that stuff is not waterproof and will allow water to wick from the edges. Forest River used that as a cheap substitute for bottom sealing. It is giving Prime Time owners nightmares because it tears and bunches up on the bottom
What can be done about it?
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The floor base you removed appears to be OSB (oriented strand board) if I remember correctly. That stuff can be ruined a lot easier than regular plywood. When you can get someone to look at it for repairs please make certain you get them to fix it with a decent grade of plywood and not the OSB.. IE.. marine or even the MDO. If you are going to do it yourself, most good lumber yards should have the marine or MDO plywood.
That's what it looks like to me, too. Here's the largest section pulled out 24 hours ago- the piece from under the wall.





That white insulation stuff is worthless. But, it does seem to be the barrier between the under wrap and the wood floor... the floor looks ok into the dinette/kitchen area, but the while insulation is wet.

Any holes (pretty small) in that black wrap we patched until I can grab some eternabond.
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I don't suppose you live anywhere around Cincinnati? I could give you a hand...

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Not conveniently close... I'm in Michigan.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:59 PM   #29
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There's not much sense repairing anything till you find and repair the leak that caused this damage.
I'm with you DDC!

Water damage will start at the beginning. If from the roof, it'll be mold/mildew all the way down. Bad things can happen to you if you breath too much air with mold/mildew in the air. I would suggest looking for damage in the walls too.

Do all this AFTER talking to the insurance co.
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The more I look at the pics and think about the labor involved in the repair I am starting to wonder if this should be written off as a heath hazard and a insurance total.



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