Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-27-2015, 09:56 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
malinois38's Avatar
 
2008 28' International
Happy Valley , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 150
J/C Floor Replcement Did Not Last A Year!

June 2014 I purchased a used 2008 28' International CCD("Spirit of Adventure"). Shortly after purchase I noticed floor rot in rear bedroom/curbside. Went straight to J/C and had a complete laminate floor installed. Warranty was 30 days? I specifically remember the tech saying that they would work with me if it happened again in a reasonable timeframe.
After first trip of 2015, I noticed it again, in the same exact spot. So, the "Spirit of Adventure" is back at J/C now. Curiously awaiting a phone call/estimate.
Has anyone had a similar experience with J/C? If so, how did they handle it? Really hope they are going to work with me.
__________________

__________________
malinois38 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 10:02 PM   #2
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,931
Images: 2
Good luck!
__________________

__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 10:38 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
I wish Rv mfg's would put regular water leak inspections in their maintenance schedule. Sooner or later they all leak. In this case sooner, if the water leak that caused the floor rot was ever fixed.

Get a yourself a Moisture Detection Meter (we use a Sonin with a probe at the end of a wire, about $30 at Amazon) and probe through the vinyl into the plywood subfloor around the interior perimeter of the trailer regularly, quarterly is a good schedule for most maintenance. Make it routine maintenance, only takes a few minutes.

If the rot is below the awning support bracket, that's a good place to start looking for the leak that caused it.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 09:39 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,417
Blog Entries: 2
So you had the floor replaced, did you ask them to fix the leak? If not you just had the problem covered up. Repair centers will generally do what you ask and not much more. So if you asked to have the floor replaced and said nothing about the leak, my assumption as a repairman would be that the leak was already repaired.
__________________
avionstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 10:12 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,217
Airstream should've advised the customer to have the trailer inspected for leaks. They do have the equipment to pressure test for leaks at JC?

Kelvin
__________________
2008 Classic 25fb "Silver Mistress"
2015 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins. Crew Cab, 4x4, Silver
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 10:40 AM   #6
CRH
Rivet Master
 
1995 25' Excella
xxxxx , xxxxxx
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,246
That's some crappy plywood if it rotted in a years time.
__________________
CRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 12:10 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 25' International CCD FB
The Woodlands , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 68
Good luck - let us know how it turns out.
__________________
LesMesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 12:36 PM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
dcasr's Avatar

 
1990 29' Excella
Stone Mountain , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 247
We had rotted floor fore and aft on our 29 Excella. Had P&S replace floor fore and aft with marine grade plywood I took to them. They also fixed one leak that we had curb side over a forward window. Later it leaked again so we were at JC for brakes and axles and we had them seal everything above the area showing water penetration. They did a LOT of resealing and then water tested it for over an hour. It stayed dry. Since then we have been in numerous blinding downpours and it is still dry. But repairing damaged floor and fixing leaks and resealing are two different things. Never underestimate the ability of workmen to underestimate what you want. Good luck, our experience with JC has been very positive.
__________________

WBCCI 2456 Georgia Unit 32
1990 Excella 29' Centramatics
2016 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 2500 HD 4x4
6.6L Duramax + Allison, 3.73 axles
dcasr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2015, 10:20 AM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
malinois38's Avatar
 
2008 28' International
Happy Valley , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
If the rot is below the awning support bracket, that's a good place to start looking for the leak that caused it.
I don't believe so. More focused on curbside rear corner. Rear bumper leak based on researching this model.
__________________
malinois38 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2015, 10:22 AM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
malinois38's Avatar
 
2008 28' International
Happy Valley , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRH View Post
That's some crappy plywood if it rotted in a years time.
Bad choice of words on my part. Last year it was floor rot, but this year the same area tested high with the moisture meter along with the laminate floor raising a bit above the area.
__________________
malinois38 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2015, 10:26 AM   #11
3 Rivet Member
 
malinois38's Avatar
 
2008 28' International
Happy Valley , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 150
Update

Unit is being water tested this week to isolate the leak. Then in for repair next week. Hopefully they can isolate the leak because last year I could not get a specific answer as to exactly where it started. Now I know why.
__________________
malinois38 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2015, 02:28 PM   #12
Full Time Adventurer
 
BoldAdventure's Avatar
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
Nomadic , USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,743
Wow, throwing that money at JC. You have a 2008, chances are it needs caulking and resealing by now. Probably has leaks in several places. Mine did because the PO never caulked or sealed anything. Part of maintenance.
__________________
Family of 4 living, working & exploring the USA in our Airstream.
OUR BLOG | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
BoldAdventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2015, 10:29 PM   #13
3 Rivet Member
 
malinois38's Avatar
 
2008 28' International
Happy Valley , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoldAdventure View Post
Wow, throwing that money at JC. You have a 2008, chances are it needs caulking and resealing by now. Probably has leaks in several places. Mine did because the PO never caulked or sealed anything. Part of maintenance.
Was caulked and resealed at JC last year during new laminate floor install. That is why they have it again. Hopefully they get it right this time.
__________________
malinois38 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2015, 09:50 AM   #14
New Member
 
2007 19' Safari SE
Prattville , Alabama
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
I just got back from JC for floor replacement from the door forward on my 2007 Bambi 19'. PO had not completely tightened the fresh water filter housing; with me buying it used and being a newbie I didn't find the drip until the floor rotted under it. They said they use a "7-soak" plywood, that can withstand being wet avg of 7 times if dried between getting wet. I had them cut slits in the under floor foil insulation so it might dry if wet. Maybe wishful thinking. Perimeter of the original floor was sound.
In addition to repairing the floor, I asked JC to seal the exterior while I watched, for educational as well as repair purposes. Didn't look like it had ever been done before. They spent several hours resealing the roof fittings and around all windows and doors, awning attachment, and new front rub rail, and replaced the A/C seal. As far as I know, they did not leak check when finished, and I elected not to spend the $250 for the pressure check. I was told by them it wasn't warranted since I identified the only two leaks we had had previously (A/C and front window) and they resealed them. I hope that wasn't a mistake.
They seemed to do a very thorough job on both floor repair and reseal.
So takeaway for me (the inexperienced new A/S owner), as part of routine trailer maintenance is:
Inspect & repair all (roof included) joints to insure watertight integrity yearly.
Use a moisture detection meter on a regular basis.
Inspect ALL accessible plumbing fittings routinely, especially after traveling rough roads.
And, if you're in the area but don't need maintenance, if you have time spend a night at the Terraport so you can shoot the breeze with the other owners.
__________________

__________________
2old2tent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
At Last - At Last pt1949 General Interior Topics 9 02-03-2014 11:40 PM
bathroom replcement sbreide471 1969 Overlander 0 08-01-2009 07:35 PM
Last year? starflyte1 Classic Motorhomes 2 10-30-2006 10:43 AM
Last year for a single axle 22' anything? ob1coby Axles 5 09-04-2006 01:32 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.