Rear end floor rot?
As a fairly new A/S owner (bought my 1990 Excella 34 last year), and also a new member to the Forums, I'm looking for some advice.
When we purchased the trailer last year, the previous owner had replaced the carpet in the front, but the rear still had the original carpet (pretty dingy). When we were in Florida this spring my wife and I decided to replace all the carpet. Well we got a couple of surprises: the first was that the flooring underlay was only "chip board" (I would have assumed A/S would use marine ply). The second was that the flooring at the rear was rotten about a foot and a half from the back. It looks as if this was from an old leak, as the floor was bone dry, but just fallen apart. At the time we just had the carpet temporarily laid over the rotten wood.
When we got back to Ontario I checked with our local A/S dealer - they wanted $2500 for the repair (I don't think so). My wife says we should just ignore it as it is covered up. Now this doesn't seem to affect anything, but???
What advice can you give me?