RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2006, 02:41 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Andover, KS
Posts: 3
Cedar Creek Laminate Floor Failure - Buldge

We own a 2001 Cedar Creek 5th Wheel that has been generally problem-free since bought used in 2003. The trailer has a wood-grain laminate in the kitchen area that extends from the aft end of the kitchen to the steps to the upper room. It looks similar to Pergo and is installed in strips with three simulated boards in each strip

This morning I noticed a noticable bulge in the floor about the size of a football. The flooring has raised about 1/16" to 1/8". It extends across one strip and and the edge of an adjacent one. It also involves an end joint. My first thought was water since the hot water heater is under a cabinet about 1 foot from the buldge. However, on inspection there is no sign of moisture under the cabinet or anywhere around the buldge. Even the floor seams that are very slightly separated show no signs of moisture, dried sediment or staining. No ceiling leakes above.

I described it to my RV dealer (an honest, straight-shooter) and he suspects simple laminate failure and nothing more ominous. He tells me that the floor is similar to Pergo but a different material. It is also a floating floor and if I have installed Pergo (I have), replacement should be fairly straight forward. Apparently the floor panels are assembled on the bench in the factory and laid in place in one piece. He has only seen one similar and case mine sounded like that occurance.

QUESTIONS: Has anyone experienced this with a Forrest River or any other product? Should I be worried obout moisture, with no signs of stain, sediment or other usual signs around the site of the bulge? Is the repair as straight-forward as we think it is (I would probably replace the floating floor in place, not on bench).

We are planning a trip fairly soon and the fix can certainly wait unless there reason to suspect a more serious problem. BTW, this trailer does have a full under-belly cover.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.
Ron Brogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 01:52 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
yes mine did that
greg weeks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 02:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
MRimmer's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,067
With no sign of water I would say flooring failure. I worked in the flooring business for many years and have seen some of this before.
MRimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 06:18 PM   #4
Junior Member
c214dick's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3

We have the same flooring in our 02. It's Armstrong so you may want to contact them for additional info. If you want, I can give you the contact info that came with mine.
Dick, Louise & Casey
2002 CC 30RLBS
2003 Dodge 3500 SRW
c214dick is offline   Reply With Quote

5th wheel

« - | Maiden Voyage »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cedar Creek RV Owners club Harold & Linda Cedar Creek 7 05-26-2011 12:47 PM
Cedar Creek Poll Gear Jammer Cedar Creek 9 10-06-2009 06:50 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.