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Old 08-21-2015, 03:05 PM   #21
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My 2015 HW296 has exposed OSB that has been painted black on the bottom face.
Nothing wrong with a coat of paint - just don't use epoxy or some form of sealer. My A-frame has similar single coat of black paint on the bottom, the PUP had nothing. Moisture will migrate through normal paint, just somewhat slower than unpainted wood/plywood/OSB.

The real advantage of the black paint is that it looks prettier both before and after hosing the mud off.

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Old 08-21-2015, 04:30 PM   #22
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The underside of my HW296 is definitely not painted. It might be coated with something. There is definitely a tint to it like a dark greyish hue. Like they might have sprayed it with a semi transparent stain. I just figured it was part of the OSB process to make this type of OSB. I remember hearing it was not your standard Home Depot OSB that is used but a special OSB designed for the application. Not Marine grade but something along those lines.

I can tell when wood is painted and mine does not look painted. It is clear to see that they use different floors when building these things. Looks like nothing is standard.

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Old 08-21-2015, 09:45 PM   #23
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I would like to thank everyone for their ideas and responses. I have come up with the easiest repair I could come up with. I traded it in. ;-) After looking at a new 2016 Roo and getting the run around from the local Camping World, we moved on to a 2016 Jayco Jay Feather Hybrid. Sorry to jump ship, but I had to do something. :-)
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:15 AM   #24
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Carpet Squares can be an easer replacement for most people,,,
than trying to replace the vinyl !!!
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Nothing wrong with a coat of paint - just don't use epoxy or some form of sealer. My A-frame has similar single coat of black paint on the bottom, the PUP had nothing. Moisture will migrate through normal paint, just somewhat slower than unpainted wood/plywood/OSB.

The real advantage of the black paint is that it looks prettier both before and after hosing the mud off.

Fred W
I guess if people are crawling under your popup to see the bottom of the floor, it's important to keep it looking pretty.
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I would like to thank everyone for their ideas and responses. I have come up with the easiest repair I could come up with. I traded it in. ;-) After looking at a new 2016 Roo and getting the run around from the local Camping World, we moved on to a 2016 Jayco Jay Feather Hybrid. Sorry to jump ship, but I had to do something. :-)
I guess that fixes that! Congrats on your new rig! Enjoy!
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lol. That is one way to fix the problem - Trade it in!

Glad you were able to get it resolved. I suspect the dealer will just junk the camper or dump it off at auction for sub $1K. Someone will buy it and try to fix it.

Enjoy the hybrid. They are a bit more to tow than a pop up.

Vin.

P.S. I still think it is a mystery as to what your floor is made out of. I would have liked to have seen what you discovered when you tore it open. Oh well.
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Great move Dan,,, that was my first thought,,,
I just thought I should keep it to my self !!!
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Hey Dan,,, what is under you new unit ???
LOL !!!
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Can we cut the new one open to compare quality?
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