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Old 03-30-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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New (to me) 2010 18BHXLLTD- soft floor

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Just did a deal for a 2010 18BHXLLTD. One of the things we noticed was inside the entrance, straight across from the entrance, a little under the sofa were soft spots in the floor. Doesn't seem to be any water damage on top of the flooring (its a beautiful wood-look vinyl). We're obviously thinking its water damage but have no idea where to look first OR how to repair it. The previous owner said there's one year left on the extended warranty. Anyone know if it covers this type of damage?

Also, can I remove the rear 'back pack' to save weight? I will have no need for the fold down rack or extended 'bumper'.

Any help/insight is greatly appreciated. This is my first TT and want to do everything right.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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Water damage? Run from this deal!
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:17 PM   #3
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Got a great deal because of the floor. Just want to know if it's easy to fix. Seems to be common.

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Run away or be prepared. I had a Dutchmen that had known water damage when I bought it. One spot 12"X12" turned into replacing a 4'X3' spot. Included having to replace floor joists, all insulation and part of wall. It's never easy
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I'm afraid that unless you can do the work yourself, you are in for a pretty expensive repair. Most RV repair shops charge upwards of 80 to 125 bucks an hour for labor, not including material. Is this an honest to goodness soft spot or does the floor just give some in that area? I had a Coachmen TT that had some give in the floor from the time it was brand new, but it wasn't rot.
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I'm afraid that unless you can do the work yourself, you are in for a pretty expensive repair. Most RV repair shops charge upwards of 80 to 125 bucks an hour for labor, not including material. Is this an honest to goodness soft spot or does the floor just give some in that area? I had a Coachmen TT that had some give in the floor from the time it was brand new, but it wasn't rot.
As a newbie, I'm not sure how to tell the difference other than the friends who were with me noticed it right away. He owns a TT and it concerned him. Its directly inside the door and the same on the opposite side, though not as bad. The middle of the floor is fine. Again, we looked in all the cabinets, under the sofa and didn't see anything obvious for water damage. Also not sure what 'lines' may be under the floor there. We also looked under the trailer and didn't see anything obvious- the black protection shield was intact.
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