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Old 03-04-2021, 04:50 PM   #1
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Saggy Floor in Bathroom

We have a 2018 Open Range Park Trailer. This winter our bathroom floor would sag when we stepped in front of the toilet or shower. I just had a mobile repair man come out and look at it.

Where it sags is right about the black tank. He said I have a styrofoam floor with wood on top. To fix it he would have to take the floor off and put in a wood floor. Est. about $5k

He actually told me to try to get an extended warranty coverage and put a claim on the flooring.

Has this happened to anyone or do you have any ideas on what I can do?

We live here full time.

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Old 03-04-2021, 11:28 PM   #2
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Since Open Range is not a Forest River product, don't know what kind of floor construction it has.
Have you contacted Open Range and asked them?
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They have a forum but it's not very active. I did post there though. I see so many people helping here so I thought I would post here too.
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:49 PM   #4
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They have a forum but it's not very active. I did post there though. I see so many people helping here so I thought I would post here too.
No, I meant have you contacted the company, not their forum.
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Old 03-05-2021, 02:32 PM   #5
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This happened on our daughter’s Mallard. It is supposedly under warranty. Camping World-Oakwood has had it for over 4 months and still haven’t fixed it. Still sags and still at CW
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i rebuilt my floor with plastic honey comb sheets . beer advertisments use these , thats were i got mine . + foam board, liquid nails ,layerd back and forth , glue in between. topped off with linoleum squares, and a box of laminated flooring on top .solid , looks great .
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If it's out of warranty, and you're up to it, you can fix this yourself in a few different ways:
1) From under: Drop your tank(s) and add additional floor supports (L bar, U bar, square bar, wood).
2) Pull up the floor that you can get to, add additional bracing, and then replace floor.
3) Add another sub floor over your existing floor (I.E. use 5/8" plywood, make a cardboard template and use that to guide your plywood cuts), and then tile or linoleum over it. If you take off the toilet, then you may need to add a collar, wax ring, poly ring or something like that to make up the gap.

This is all provided that the give/sag is due to poor design, and not that your floor got wet and is rotting away under you.

Before spending $5K, I'd attempt this myself.

Good luck!
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If you're handy, SetauketJeff has the right idea.
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If it's out of warranty, and you're up to it, you can fix this yourself in a few different ways:
1) From under: Drop your tank(s) and add additional floor supports (L bar, U bar, square bar, wood).
2) Pull up the floor that you can get to, add additional bracing, and then replace floor.
3) Add another sub floor over your existing floor (I.E. use 5/8" plywood, make a cardboard template and use that to guide your plywood cuts), and then tile or linoleum over it. If you take off the toilet, then you may need to add a collar, wax ring, poly ring or something like that to make up the gap.

This is all provided that the give/sag is due to poor design, and not that your floor got wet and is rotting away under you.

Before spending $5K, I'd attempt this myself.

Good luck!

Exactly what this man said. $5000.00 is a rape of your wallet. Run, do not walk away from the contractor that gave you the price.
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