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Old 07-03-2016, 05:41 AM   #1
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Slight "give" in the floor - 2015 30' AI

Good Morning and Happy 4th to all you folks enjoying this great weekend!
Not sure if we have a problem but I noticed a slight give in the floor just as you enter the bedroom along the outer wall on both sides of the trailer behind the shower and the toilet area. At first I panicked since both of these areas are close to plumbing. Then I came to my senses and decided to ask others if this is just an area where there is not as much support underneath. Since the trailer is relatively new (and we are also newbies) I would hope there is some good news that this is normal. If not, we do have the option of transferring the 6 months of warranty that is left into our names. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:17 AM   #2
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Yes, it's normal. All modern Airstream floors bend, pop, creak, groan, flucuate, snap, and sag when you walk on them depending on where you walk. If you REALLY want to be shocked, walk around the areas that make noise after the trailer has sat in storage for about a month. You'll think the floor is rotten as heck with all the noise and "give" it exhibits.

Either that or you have a leak that's been slowly rotting your floor from the bottom up.

That's the fun of owning an Airstream...the surprises!!!

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Old 07-03-2016, 07:38 AM   #3
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We don't have any give in our floor, you ought to take a closer look. Order one of these Moisture Detection Meters from Amazon and check your floor from time to time, especially around the perimeter. Make it part of your routine inspection and maintenance. It has two probes on wire leads that you can reach into corners, probe right through the vinyl finish floor into the plywood subfloor and you will know if there is moisture, which will most probably be present of the floor is rotting. Sharpen the probes with a small file to make it easy to probe through, the mark in the vinyl will disappear if you don't push into it too far.
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