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Old 06-19-2014, 04:20 PM   #71
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does anyone know if that flooring is glued to the floor...I recall in another thread remembering that it was....?
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:28 PM   #72
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The linoleum flooring is perimeter glued. If you peel up the first 8 to 10 inches it will lift up. If you can peel up the edge put some golf balls under there and allow it to dry.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:52 PM   #73
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The twin bed Classic rear hatch has square corners. The bed cabinetry was not even touching the rear wall, so one could see outside the trailer through the cracks with the hatch open. There is a plastic tub storage area immediately inside the hatch, so I wonder if there was wood at the perimeter edge under the hatch hinge?

The light test is a good idea, but it needs to be pitch black and one would need to move the light source along the hinge inside to see any light leakage.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:26 PM   #74
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If it does not come up easily, try heating it a little with a hair dryer to soften the glue.

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Old 06-19-2014, 06:01 PM   #75
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The other day while trying to find some place to service my wheel bearings I stopped at an SOB dealership that is only a couple of miles from my house. While there another customer came in with complaints of leaks in his new $100k fifth wheel. The service manager told him that "No problem that can not be found and fixed. They had a pressurized leak test room." I followed them out to the shop and sure enough they did have one. It looked like a huge paint room. The customer made an appointment to bring his trailer in for testing. Because this complaint seems so common my opinion is that every Airstream dealership should be required by Thor/Airstream to have such a testing facility. New owners should not have to drive long distances to the mother ship to have this done.
Interesting - but I don't quite understand how a pressurized leak test room works.

Doesn't it seem more logical to try to pressurize the trailer - say with fans attached to an adapter in the doorway or some other opening - then check outside on the trailer skin for leaks with some sort of soap bubble solution at all likely points?

I've not seen it done, but I though that was the usual way of leak testing and it seems to make sense.

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Old 06-19-2014, 06:18 PM   #76
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If it does not come up easily, try heating it a little with a hair dryer to soften the glue.

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I'll need to look at it again - but the wardrobe bottom cabinet lays on top of the moist area so it gets in way of pulling it up :/
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:58 PM   #77
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Marked off positive readings

Randy mccneely is in communication with myself and my dealer

I had hoped to wait till much later and just keep an eye on the readings but the moisture extends down that entire wall making it impossible to see if worsening or not

I'm thinking I'll have to drop it off with foley next Saturday - 5 hours each way then a month later go pick it up

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:59 PM   #78
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Also as you can see I officially hate my miniblinds lol - they won't last
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:35 PM   #79
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The day/night shades are terrible, also. The best thing is the curtains in tracks.


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long wait

> "I'm thinking I'll have to drop it off with foley next Saturday - 5 hours each way then a month later go pick it up "


Bummer. Gone for a month, and in the summer too.
Heck I miss mine when its not out here in the side yard during the week. We keep it in dry garage storage. Kinda expensive, but at least its not getting the hell beat out of it with baseballs and hail if it was here at the house!

Maybe Foley will change the weather stripping for you and test for leaks, and it will fix it. You could get it back sooner than later. Think positive.

I have a creak on one side of the bed, in the bed room, when you walk a certain way around it. Does your floor make any noise when you walk around the edges near the moisture?

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No noise I've noticed walking around

I'm conflicted

No trip planned till weekend of 8/22 so that should be ok
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Also as you can see I officially hate my miniblinds lol - they won't last
Look into MCD Roller shades like they use in Winnebagos. I understand they will custom build to fit Airstreams. They are way better than either curtains or Airstreams Roller Shades.

They have two shades in one fixture, one light blocking for privacy and the other is a UV block that allows light but not the heat . They stop at variable positions when pulled down. They also retract very slowly rather than snap up like other shades.
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I pulled up the edge closer to the heating vent and felt a bit under the flooring - no overt moisture but reading there was 40% as opposed to 100% around wardrobe - meter probe touching inner surface of flooring no reading - touching surface of plywood no reading - poke into wood a bit and 40%
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:08 PM   #84
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Reading along with interest. We have only been in rain once, while parked, but I should get the moisture meter out when we get the trailer out this weekend...

I was interested to see that you have to slam your door, too! It is such a pain to lock! Our 2012 27FB was not like that at all.
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