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Old 06-08-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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bubbled up wood laminate floor in 2008

am looking at a new 2008 international that has a floor that is buckled a bit. looks like an edge (you can see it in the shoe nook) is caught on the trim at the edge and has buckled/bubbled up a bit instead of being able to shrink and swell under the trim piece. Deqler says this happened on some of these and can be easily fixed by restretching flooring and so on. Im like, you gotta pull up all the cabinetry? seems wrong. Anyone heard of this? am i asking for trouble? is this flooring a floating system? maybe its a relatively easy deal?
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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Yes, several of us have had this issue, some to a worse extent than others. I have a 8 foot rug runner over our vinyl bulges.

Here is a link to a thread started in May. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/vinyl-floor-buckling-50928.html


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Old 06-09-2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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When you can get to it in storage areas, outside compartments or wherever, I've seen linoleum edges curling up every time I've looked -- my '06, a recent '08 23' I saw, etc. Gluing these down is still on my honey-do list but I've got some copper tacks (rust free) ready to do the job.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:47 PM   #4
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floor buckles

ouch this is way more common than i thought. bummes me out because the trailer i have is perfect in that regard and its a vinyal floor but he trailer im considering has a "wood" laminate floor that is buckled. doesnt sound like an easy fix. like if it happened once itlls happen again. the other problem? having adealer dismantle the trailer to get at it, stuff will get dinged and scratched etc and end up never as it was. or am i over reacting?
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Is the wood laminate floor from the factory? If it was installed after the fact I would not go to the local dealer. I can't say anything bad about them but I would have someone else look at it. If its a factory installed floor I would consider going to the factory to have it looked at. I didn 't know that Airstream was installing laminate floors.
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am looking at a new 2008 international that has a floor that is buckled a bit. looks like an edge (you can see it in the shoe nook) is caught on the trim at the edge and has buckled/bubbled up a bit instead of being able to shrink and swell under the trim piece. Deqler says this happened on some of these and can be easily fixed by restretching flooring and so on. Im like, you gotta pull up all the cabinetry? seems wrong. Anyone heard of this? am i asking for trouble? is this flooring a floating system? maybe its a relatively easy deal?
Randg1...The title of your thread indicates that you have a "wood laminate" floor in the 2008 you are looking at. The standard floor in the newer Airstreams is a vinyl "linoleum type" product with a simulated wood planking design. I had the vinyl flooring replaced by my dealer as a result of water damage from a leak at the rear of the trailer. They did an excellant job of removing and reinstalling all of the equipment from the trailer to replace the floor. If I had a choice, I would not purchase a trailer that exhibits any problem with the flooring, especially after reading some of the recent threads on flooring problems.
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Ahh thanks for the clarification. Now the other threads are making sence. Then its not wood. Ok. The issue I saw in the trailer im loking at appeared to be that the thing swelled and it didnt have any room at the edge underneath to move, so it pushed against a trim piece and buckled. So maybe trimming that which is under cabinetry and flattening it out will fix it. Its odd that so many have had this problem. and since its floating odd to have it buckle. Im worried dealer will want to glue it down or some such. Has anyone had JC do a fix and what did they do? hate to have to imagine it gets a quick fix for me now then im treking to ohio in two years before warranty runs out.
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