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Old 09-14-2014, 03:59 PM   #29
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Its great that you found the source of the problem. Best of luck fixing the issue.

I also think, in the year 2014, its unacceptable to have plywood (which rots so badly with a leak) used for flooring. Airstream put aluminium sub-floors in some Argosy campers in the late 70's. Why can't they do that now? Leaks will happen, but floor rot should not be such a big headache. Why can't Airstream solve a simple problem thats been there for decades?
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:12 PM   #30
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There were a lot of them from the 80 up until about 10 yrs ago that had OSB floors.

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Airstreams are built with plywood not OSB floors, but the flooring material is not the problem. The problem is water leaks, which must be checked on a regular basis and repaired when needed to prevent floor problems.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:18 PM   #31
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Mine is a 2007 and the issue is the one that is most common on these Airstreams, the area under the belt line trim on the rear bumper is not sealed and wide open.

Sadly, neither of the PO's knew enough to seal it. The temporary fix or whatever they where doing I posted in the thread early did nothing to seal the leak.

I'm going to be going over everything with a fine tooth comb.

Right now she's back in storage.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:25 PM   #32
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The newer trailers are harder to maintain since the trim they use now has that stick on fake chrome strip to deal with.

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I'll have to post some updates shortly of the progress. We're redoing the whole floor as well. Anyone know what the term is for this floor trim in these things?

I've tried what I can think of, flexible quarter round trim molding, but no luck. Mine looks terrible and I don't want to reuse it.
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I'll have to post some updates shortly of the progress. We're redoing the whole floor as well. Anyone know what the term is for this floor trim in these things?

I've tried what I can think of, flexible quarter round trim molding, but no luck. Mine looks terrible and I don't want to reuse it.
Are you talking to the nearly flat, chrome strip that is applied to the floor around the perimeter of the interior?
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Are you talking to the nearly flat, chrome strip that is applied to the floor around the perimeter of the interior?
Yes, but in ours its white, and has yellowed, was clearly put back down poorly, looks horrible.

Do you know where to find it? Getting my hopes up!
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I'll look it up for you. I think it may only come in chrome now, however.
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Thank you very much. I like chrome! I'd prefer chrome!
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From what I can tell, it is PN 203594-02 FLOOR TRIM-UN7021 ASH GREY. $3.09/ft.
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You sir are a hero! Thank you very much. Going to order some once my wife makes up her mind about the flooring color. :^) Right now we're kind of living with bare floors and rugs. Burrrrr.
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Need to get my photos of the floor together.

For now, I'm focusing all my efforts on sealing up any potential future leaks.

Like everyone with a 2007 International or Safari, sure enough ....

No chalk on the rear. Also, is it normal for the holes for the lights to be so huge!! What the heck?
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It's unbelievable that they left the area on the bumper uncaulked on so many units. My 2009 was factory caulked, but the job was not done well; I had it redone in Jackson Centre last year. Also, the seal tech machine showed air leaks on the right rear light assembly. I didn't remove it, just Parbonded the edges thoroughly.

That is a big hole, does the assembly inset, or is the hole only for the wiring?
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That hole is only for the wiring, that's why I'm so shocked. That makes zero sense. The cover surprisingly covers that.
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