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Old 11-14-2006, 08:00 PM   #1
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help with flooding

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We own a 1969 27ft overlander that was until last week in nearly mint condition. However we had a big flood and the water ran about 10 inches deep in the trailer. We're now left with about an inch of mud everywhere. We're hoping someone might have some advice as to our options. We've torn out as much carpet as possible and have fans and heaters running 24/7. It looks like we need to remove the stove and fridge as well as the entire bath area to get at the mud. Dont know how to remove any of that though. Also, REALLY hoping not to pull up the floor, but wondering what chance there is that it will dry out underneath. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, MarknJana
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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Hello,
We own a 1969 27ft overlander that was until last week in nearly mint condition. However we had a big flood and the water ran about 10 inches deep in the trailer. We're now left with about an inch of mud everywhere. We're hoping someone might have some advice as to our options. We've torn out as much carpet as possible and have fans and heaters running 24/7. It looks like we need to remove the stove and fridge as well as the entire bath area to get at the mud. Dont know how to remove any of that though. Also, REALLY hoping not to pull up the floor, but wondering what chance there is that it will dry out underneath. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, MarknJana
Mark,
Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Unfortunately the Airstream uses fiberglass insulation in the floors and walls. I suspect it is going to be pretty much a necessity to gut the interior and pull the belly pans off to get rid of the contaminated insulation.

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Old 11-14-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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I am very sorry to hear of your misfortune. Sadly, you are going to have to remove everything to get at the insulation and under the floor. The sooner the better if you can get at the mud before it sets it can be rinsed out. There are several threads on removing the fridge. The bathroom is assembled out of fiberglass panels and each can be removed. Remember what makes an Airstream unique is that everything in it has come in through the door. That means it can go back out the door while you clean and then come back in again. Good luck to you.
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