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Old 07-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #15
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I have had the same experience with my 2008 25 FBSE.

As I previously posted, the rear floors of my 25 FB were soaking wet with the underfloor foil bubblewrap insulation trapping the water there.


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The rear bumper trim had no caulking at all and there was free entry of water through the Starboard rear taillight assembly. I also found water coming in through the rear & front window wells.

After pulling up the vinyl & removing the belly sheet metal, I let things dry out for a few days.




I ordered some Rot doctor (Cold Penetrating Epoxy Sealant) & treated the floors liberally.




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In anticipation of mounting foam insulation under the floor, I wanted something to keep the insulation away from direct contact with the wood. I did not have redwood available to me & wanted to use something inert. I found some vinyl outdoor lattice trim & used this as spacers:


I then screwed the foam/foil insulation to the floor with the spacers keeping them from contact with the wood.












The bumper & all the belly band trim was caulked with liberal amounts of Sikaflex & reapplied with Dum-Dum caulk beneath the trim as well.



Time will tell I guess but I am hopeful that the leaks are fixed.

I will post a few pictures of my modifications to the window wells in a separate post. (I opted to install drains as I was not confident I could totally prevent the windows weeping water while underway or when in heavy rain storms.)

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Old 11-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #16
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I have read on this forum enough to know that the rear bumper area is often the achilles heal of AS. So, I finished this week taking off my lower beltline trim like others have done. My AS is sealed behind the trim rail unlike some others that checked this area.
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