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Old 08-04-2014, 05:10 PM   #1
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Roo 233 Leaking and causing floor issues.

Roo 233 Leaking and causing floor issues.

I have to say I am a little bummed. We bought our first Hybrid this past winter and I did tons of research and knew there were some leaking issues. When I looked at this 2005 Roo 233 I went through it with a fine tooth comb, but with it being below 0 out the floor was froze and not soft at all. We had the camper out earlier this year and it felt a little "soft". Well we just got back from a 15 day trip with it and it is "SOFT". I pulled the floor back and this is what I found. I was really hoping to find dry wood that was soft but this wood is pretty damp. I have look everywhere and cannot find where it is leaking. I have done some searching and from what I have read it is from the seals on the front end but I am not finding anything. Any help or suggestions.... We love the trailer but I would hate to know how much more damage there is that I am not seeing. Thanks guys....
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:35 PM   #2
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I believe your hot water tank, pump and other water lines are under that dinette seat. I would start there if you don't see any water damage on the beds or bed doors.


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Old 08-05-2014, 11:05 PM   #3
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I am getting the floor dried out and then will put water in the tanks and test. I also contacted FR about getting the field kit.

My next question is from looking at the picture how bad would you rate the damage? I know you can not see a lot but I don't know if that would be considered almost a loss or it is salvageable.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:46 PM   #4
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If it is really soft them probably needs to be replaced. Need to see if it goes back under that back panel or not. Hopefully you could just replace the small section you can see in the picture. Is wood flaking or delayering? See how it is after it dries and go from there.


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Old 08-13-2014, 09:09 AM   #5
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Also check all the caulking on the outside lights. Good luck.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #6
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We have an '04 233 we bought about 6 months ago and have some floor issues too. Ours are above the waste tanks close to the bathroom. I had an RV repairman tell me he thought the shower was most likely leaking. We have not addressed it yet, nor are we looking forward to doing so. I love our Shamrock but man! Very frustrating to discover a problem like that. Keep us posted on how you resolve the problem!

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Old 08-20-2014, 12:34 AM   #7
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If your floor is to the point the it feels noticeably soft ... The ending is not going to be a good one. The integrity of the entire unit depends on a strong floor. The floor is layer across a rail and the wall are built on top of the floor. If the floor goes ... everything goes. This is not an easy fix like repairing a pieces of rotten floor in a house. A house has floor joist running on regular intervals ... an RV does not.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:45 PM   #8
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The frame of the trailer is steel. Floor that is. Plywood alone supports nothing. Replace what is soft securely and trailer on! What other option is there. Be creative. Your trailer will not collapse upon itself.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:14 PM   #9
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It looks like you have quite a bit of damage. So sorry that happened to you.

The floor is the MOST important thing on a camper. It is a big job to fix. Not at all like a house.

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