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Old 08-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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Newbie Airstream Dream/Nightmare..floor rot discovered!

So, I recently (3weeks ago) purchased an early retirement gift for my family. A beautiful 2008 International CCD edition. Saw some discoloration on floor while cleaning the interior.
AND.....while taking the Airstream Factory tour in Jackson Center Ohio I had them inspect the floor. They gave me the bad news, I had floor rot in the rear storage area and bedroom area (where floor was discolored). So, I left my A/S there until Aug 27 the next date they could get to it. I wont know the details until leak is located. But, they do not carry my vinyl floor color any longer and new will be over 4K just for the new wood (vinyl) floor.
Anybody's guess on total cost of repair??
Any help/suggestions appreciated!


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Old 08-12-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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No idea what cost to repair is.

We replaced all our carpeting with laminate snap together flooring from Lumber Liquidators. Cost apx $280. My labor free.

Once AS gets fixed, you could do floor if you want.

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:33 PM   #3
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4K for vinyl flooring?

Seems a bit extreme to me.

4K would buy some really, really, really, nice wood flooring.
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:44 PM   #4
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Number 1 suggestion....Did they tell you where the leak was coming from and how much to fix that???? Call me wak but I'd want the leak fixed BEFORE spending big bucks to fix the floor.

Number 2 suggestion...... Purchase Coosa board, and if you don't possess the skills to fix the floor at least get Jackson centre the very best flooring material out there and you won't have to worry about the floor rotting ever again. Jackson centre will only replace the floor with what rotted in the first place. Coosa board will not absorb water, will not rot, will not grow fungus or mildew, and is lighter than the OSB or plywood board you are replacing. I don't know why Airstream doesn't build the trailers using this board in the first place.

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