Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2016, 07:35 AM   #1
New Member
 
Mobile , Alabama
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3
got wet

i have a 2011 bambi 22fb my kitchen faucet got turned on accidently my gray water tank overfilled flooded out the shower flooded from kitchen back got everything dried and fans put on it my question is do you think any of my undercarriage will be hurt from this misshap
__________________

__________________
wrenchone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 08:01 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrenchone View Post
i have a 2011 bambi 22fb my kitchen faucet got turned on accidently my gray water tank overfilled flooded out the shower flooded from kitchen back got everything dried and fans put on it my question is do you think any of my undercarriage will be hurt from this misshap
The only way you'll ever know is to drop the belly pan. It sounds horrendous but it's not that big of a deal (for me I can still "git down" it's just gitting back UP that's the problem.) The potential problem is the insulation under the floor - fiberglass can hold water forever - and newer ones have bubble insulation, which needs to have small slits put into it just to drain water in cases like this. They should have done that at the factory BUT...

While you have the belly pan down, take an awl and hammer a few tiny holes through the belly pan (so that the rough metal faces out - keep it too small for ants (well that's optimistic), but it'll still allow moisture to drain. out of the pan. Frankly I throw a sacrificial Oreo under the trailer about once every two weeks. Live long and prosper - OUTSIDE of my trailer you pests!

Here is one practical idea. If your gray tank valve isn't OPEN your water hose should be shut OFF. I came home JUST as the shower was starting to overflow one day. Lesson learned.

Paula
__________________

__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 10:04 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Belegedhel's Avatar
 
1973 21' Globetrotter
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,202
If by "undercarriage" you mean your frame rails and other metal substructure, I would say don't worry about it. The belly pan is not sealed, so some water/moisture gets up in there every time you drive through a puddle or rain storm. The water eventually leaks back out, and 40 years from now your frame will be disintegrating, but that is just the way these things are built. I'm not sure what kind of insulation may be under your floor, but whatever it is, it too gets exposed to moisture, and it too will eventually dry out.

good luck!
__________________
Belegedhel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 12:09 PM   #4
Sbb
begorragirl
 
Sbb's Avatar
 
2017 25' Flying Cloud
Denville , New Jersey
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,029
Images: 2
Ah Paula, good idea. I keep my pump off until I need it, then off again. Never dawned on me to keep hose off. So when you are hooked up to fresh water, you run outside and turn on, then off everytime you use water? We r taking four gkids in 19' Bambi next week, I find my faucets turn on very easily, so your suggestion a very good one.
__________________
2006 Bambi CCD ("EireStream!!")
2010 Funfinder
2005 T@B
2001 Teardrop, Mountain Hardware Tent
For some perfection takes a little longer...
Sbb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2016, 12:17 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
2002 19' Bambi
Lafayette , California
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 708
Paula's suggestions are one solution. A bit easier than dropping the belly pan to make the holes is what I describe here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f456...ml#post1807373

Key is letting collected or trapped water out.

Tim
__________________
Tim A. 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
Engineered Wood Floor Got Wet... Softtalk Floor Finishes 7 12-14-2009 09:04 AM
Got my feet wet sr5bidder Trailer Values 4 07-20-2009 08:44 PM
Got a new axle on my and I am not sure what I got rustyrivet Axles 3 11-26-2008 09:44 PM
I've got a rivet, I've got a rivet! wannastream Our Community 9 03-17-2007 09:27 PM
Got to ask.. Have I got Frame seperation? JohnG Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 7 07-23-2004 12:21 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:26 AM.


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.