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Old 06-11-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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1991 OSB Floor repair question

OK help, I've searched for floor repair info on my 1991 34' Excella 1000 but only seem to find info on older models. After removing my rear queen bed , night stands and carpet I've found evidance of water in OSB flooring along back wall. Most of the area is along a 6" strip out from the wall and most of it is dry at the moment except for an area about 4" wide. When I pushed a screwdriver into that area it went right through and small black ants came out. How is that area constucted and how should I make the repair. What else should I look for and should I remove the interior panel under the back window to inspect for any reason?
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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wow, I thought only us poor vintage owners had this problem. In vintage AS, the top of the bumper locker funnels water right up to and under the rear edge of the floor. We have to remove the lower trim belt and seal the junction between the flooring and the horizontal piece of aluminum that the bumper locker lid attaches to.
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:13 PM   #3
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OK help, I've searched for floor repair info on my 1991 34' Excella 1000 but only seem to find info on older models...I've found evidance of water in OSB flooring along back wall. Most of the area is along a 6" strip out from the wall and most of it is dry at the moment except for an area about 4" wide...How is that area constucted and how should I make the repair. What else should I look for and should I remove the interior panel under the back window to inspect for any reason?

Old models or new models - it's all the same when the frame/wood/shell integrity is compromised....

Do a search on "damage c channel" "rear wood wet" or similar - lots of threads here describing what people have done - no two examples exactly alike - one thing they all have in common, as a minimum the rotten wood between the "C" channel and frame must be removed for a proper splice to be effected.

Practically all of the info you find will be applicable to your '91 model.
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