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Old 11-23-2010, 10:44 AM   #15
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I had to replace my flooring in the same area in my '06 Bambi. The leak was coming from the fresh water tank overflow and fill line. The water would slosh out, run down the wall and seep between the vinyl and the sub floor undetected. The floor rotted out 4 months out of warranty, Airstream said tough luck...repairs were done at C&G in Bellflower CA and they did an outstanding job. Just one more place to check for leaks...good luck with your repairs.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:30 PM   #16
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"tough luck..." Poetic.

AS should address the KNOWN PROBLEMS in their manufacturing process and stand behind the product.

You can maintain/seal your roof vents until the cows come home but the water will continue to seep past the shoddy workmanship in the rest of the trailer.

These trailers have been manufactured in the same manner for many years. You would think they would have perfected it by now.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:37 PM   #17
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Hi TB, say i just replaced 1/2 of my floor, same area as your new leak, water was comming in from the rear window and down the inside of the outer skin. RV repair guys said that factory "forgot" to seal the rear window to the skin. I also found that the rivets in the window frame were not sealed correctly...
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:52 PM   #18
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I'm surprised that folks are having problems with the OSB flooring.

I had one of the very early 22' Internationals with the OSB floor. At a winter rally, the nylon city water inlet cracked and when I returned to the trailer, the entire back half of the the trailer was awash. It took a long time to dry it out with a dehumidifier and then chemical absorbents. I was amazed that the OSB merely darkened a bit on the surface and showed no other evidence that it had ever been soaked.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:53 PM   #19
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JFlach Hi TB, say i just replaced 1/2 of my floor, same area as your new leak, water was comming in from the rear window and down the inside of the outer skin. RV repair guys said that factory "forgot" to seal the rear window to the skin. I also found that the rivets in the window frame were not sealed correctly...

JFlach,
The bottom rear rubrail is where I think all my problems came from judging from the trail of rot and where it was the worst. The rear window shows no signs of leaking. Other than the small area by the door that I had repaired when I first got the trailer, all the other damage was aft of the wheel wells.
I could have gotten by with doing just the rear half but after seeing how bad it was there was no way I was gonna do that. It was all or nothing for me, especially in a short trailer.
TB

The floor was replaced by Capital City Customs in Raleigh, NC. Now I get to put the interior back together.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:51 AM   #20
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Floor Replacement

I am looking at possibly replacing the floor in my 2005 22' international. Same problems as yours. I am in the NW (Oregon) can you tell me where you had you trailer repair and (approx) how much it ran. If you did it yourself, would you be willing to share some details?

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Old 08-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #21
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I'm having the same problem with my '07 Bambi. It's hard to believe that a new Airstream, with its solid reputation, would have this problem. Could you pass along the time line involved and perhaps cost in getting yours repaired. I'm very disapointed with Airstream and evidently the lack of quality in a new product. Thanks for your help. Cooter
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