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Old 04-01-2020, 01:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation Weak floor over furnace duct

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Our floor has had a weak spot at the corner of the oven and sink. I had visions of wood rot and water damage, so I finally got underneath and cut a hatch in the underbelly.
After pulling aside the fiberglass batting I found no wood damage.

But i did find that my living area heater duct was damaged and had more than a few holes torn in it. This was directly under the weak floor spot. The duct runs through a wide space between the aluminum floor supports and directly under the geared shaft for the slide motor.

The weak floor appears to be a poor design from the factory, with thin flooring sagging between the wide supports.

I don't see any way of repairing this from underneath. I believe that the flooring will have to be repaired/ braced from inside the rig.

As for the duct damage ? I patched it up but I have no idea how it got that way.

Anyone else experienced the weak floor issue with a Blue Ridge 3025RL?
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:20 AM   #2
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Hi,
Our floor has had a weak spot at the corner of the oven and sink. I had visions of wood rot and water damage, so I finally got underneath and cut a hatch in the underbelly.
After pulling aside the fiberglass batting I found no wood damage.

But i did find that my living area heater duct was damaged and had more than a few holes torn in it. This was directly under the weak floor spot. The duct runs through a wide space between the aluminum floor supports and directly under the geared shaft for the slide motor.

The weak floor appears to be a poor design from the factory, with thin flooring sagging between the wide supports.

I don't see any way of repairing this from underneath. I believe that the flooring will have to be repaired/ braced from inside the rig.

As for the duct damage ? I patched it up but I have no idea how it got that way.

Anyone else experienced the weak floor issue with a Blue Ridge 3025RL?



I would say your Duct work was damaged by the gear drive right next to it.
This duct work is flexible and is most likely rubbing while your are moving down the road
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