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Old 08-30-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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'05 28' Intl. CCD Floor Gone Bad

Hard to believe, the sub-floor immediately inside the entrance door has gone soft...approx. two sq. feet worth.

Tell me I don't have to cut out the vinyl above the floor to fix this.

Tnx.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Sick to the stomach

Following a few go rounds, Jackson Center agreed to take a gratis look at the soft floor on my 2005 Int. CCD. They found about a square foot of floor inside the entrance rotten from moisture. They also found a leak where they sealed the front Fantastic fan. They believe water was flowing inside the wall to the floor. They assumed no responsibility for the repair; instead offered to repair it for $5k...$600 of which was for materials. This Airstream investment has been a regret since day one.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear that, I was heartbroken to find my 66' had a soft spot near the door (one of many). It's too bad AS can't help out. You may try a residential flooring place to remove the vinyl allowing you to see the soft spot. If it doesn't continue underneath the cabinets you might be able to splice a piece in place. Use a circular saw set to a little less than the thickness of the floor and away you go. Depending on what the new flooring costs I think its do-able for a tenth of the estimate you were given.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
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Does anyone know about a rumor I have heard about AS using PARTICLEBOARD (PRESSBOARD) for the subfloors during years 2002 through about 2005-6? Is this fact or fiction? Any knowlegable replies would be greatly appreciated. I am considering a 2005 28" CCD delivered in April of 2004. It also has a 70 gallon combination waste tank - another concern.

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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Floor rot

Sorry to hear about your floor rot, and just noticed this is an older thread. I had the same problem with my 03 CCD. Had to have the entire rear 1/3 of the floor replaced, AS did a great job but took no responsibility even though it was a poor rear bumper design that's affected many other AS like mine.

Oh Well. I still love it.

And yes, the particle board was used. The new floor is now plywood with rubberized edges.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Not sure if this will help or not but it's what I did to repair mine. Like somebody said, set your circular saw to 1/2 to 5/8" to cut out the damaged piece. I then cut the patch. I went to my local hardware store (Lowes or HD too) and bought some 1/4" aluminum strap about 1 & 1/2 wide. I cut four strips that would attach to the patch and extend about 1.5" into the good floor. I then routed four slots in the good floor to receive same. If you caught a break (read keep fingers crossed) part of the patch will rest on the frame. I was lucky, mine did. Self tapper into frame. I had some West System and glass cloth left over from my boating days. Heavy epoxy on the matt. Let dry for a day and then one more coat of epoxy. Seems to be holding up just fine. Sorry I forgot to take pictures. Hope this helps, Woody
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