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Old 08-17-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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Flooring lifting around toilet? Looking at a used AS...

Hi,
Went to look at a 2005 Safari 25'. All looked nice until I noticed the laminate flooring was lifting all the way around the platform that the toilet sits on. I'm thinking that can't be good.

Any thoughts?
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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It might have got wet and is now puffed up. Laminates use particle board as a base with the top laminated with the wood look. They will swell if water gets into the base. It will need to be replaced if this has happened.
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I had a couple edges of the flooring which curled up about a quarter inch-and I glued it back down. Possibly if I hadn't it would have continued to pull away. But if its happening extensively I'd check for leaks.
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Sometimes water splashes out of the toilet while towing, even when driving carefully. It could be just that. However, before buying, i would insist that this be checked thoroughly.
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Thanks everyone. We are thinking they are asking a bit much for the unit.... Half the fun is looking right?
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The same thing happened to my '05 25 Safari SS. The edges were lifting up on the toilet riser where the vinyl meets the wall. I installed some quarter round molding around all of the edges.

I came across that fix here on the site....I can't seem to put my finger on the link though.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:47 AM   #7
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Bathroom floor lifting.

Hi, I would say that this was normal on models like mine and not caused by water leaks, but just not the best design on the bathroom floor area. I fixed my own with 1/4 round oak and aluminum trim. Click on pictures to enlarge them for better view.
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wow your modifications look great! Thank you for sharing. We may just wait and see if the asking price comes down a bit.
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We just bought a 2004 25 Classic with the same lifting of the vinyl around the wall by the toilet as kevino stated. What ROBERTSUNRUS did looks very good and I will be doing the same except maybe using an off white? trim as I have the light colored vinyl.

ROBERTSUNRUS, are the wood trim pieces glued or nailed down?

This is one awesome site!!

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Hi, RLS. I have a small air powered nail gun that I used to hold the 1/4 round oak mouldings in place. The aluminum strips on the top edge, in front of the toilet, were carpet strips that I cut narrower and then angle cut to fit in place and used screws to hold them down. Most of the holes were already there, but I made a few more make it fit better.
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