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Old 11-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hump in floor of 2014 Flying Cloud 28WB

Just wondering if any other owners out there have experienced this situation with their units? There is a definite "hump" in the floor opposite the fridge. The AS is brand new and during our maiden voyage we took it to a dealer who said they had no way of fixing it and suggested we take it back to the factory. Upon our return home the local dealer had "never seen anything like it" and was quite surprised when Airstream told them that this is "normal" for this model. I'm trying very hard to not be concerned about this.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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If Airstream says it is normal have them explain why it is normal, what is the cause. If they can't come up with a good story have them fix it. I can't envision a design or engineering reason for a hump in an RV floor.

You could advise them that in writing, it is a trip hazard.There warranty people may try to blow you off because of the nature of what will be necessary to fit it, but their lawyer may see the bugger picture.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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Look at other Airstreams, same model and size. If your hump is "Normal" and the others have flat floors, then obviously the flat floor is now incorrect and will have to be repaired.

All kidding aside, it's time to throw the BS flag on your "Normal" floor and get it fixed or the trailer replaced under warranty.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
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Does the hump run from the fridge to the dinette or is it like there is something between the vinyl and subfloor like a scrap of wood? If you took a photo would we be able to see it in the photo?

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Old 11-04-2014, 11:40 AM   #5
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We're in Tucson. Is it the local dealer?
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:05 PM   #6
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I have 2 humps in the dining/kitchen area. It is totally normal. It is the seams where 2 pieces of plywood meet. All Airstreams have humps in the floor. I asked about the humps while I was in Jackson Center.
Basically, it is possible to have a hump every 4 feet. I just notice the 2 near the dinette.
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:06 PM   #7
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My humps
My humps
My lovely trailer humps
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I have 2 humps in the dining/kitchen area. It is totally normal. It is the seams where 2 pieces of plywood meet. All Airstreams have humps in the floor. I asked about the humps while I was in Jackson Center.
Basically, it is possible to have a hump every 4 feet. I just notice the 2 near the dinette.
I know this is semantics, but is it a "hump" or more of a "lip?" To me a lip could be caused by the interface between two pieces of plywood (and they would tend to run from side to side and not front to back.) In my mind, a "hump" is a larger distortion than what would be caused by a seam in the plywood.

Original poster (Retire62,) can you provide more insight into the precise nature of the problem? Not sure if pictures would show anything. Thanks.
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The significant "hump" in my 22' was caused by broken frame.

The minor hump in my current 27' is, I believe, at a seam.
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I know this is semantics, but is it a "hump" or more of a "lip?" To me a lip could be caused by the interface between two pieces of plywood (and they would tend to run from side to side and not front to back.) In my mind, a "hump" is a larger distortion than what would be caused by a seam in the plywood.

Original poster (Retire62,) can you provide more insight into the precise nature of the problem? Not sure if pictures would show anything. Thanks.

Maybe so, but I still call them humps.
Small humps, but humps-
Bumps? Lumps?
Still nothing to worry about.
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The significant "hump" in my 22' was caused by broken frame.

The minor hump in my current 27' is, I believe, at a seam.
This is exactly what I would be concerned about and why the true meaning of the OP in using the term hump, or seam might matter.
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I think the use of adjectives like "minor" and "significant" explain it. The seam is still a hump, albeit a small one.
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retire62--welcome to the forums!

A picture is worth a thousand words (or variations on the word "hump"). Post a picture so that we can see exactly where the "feature" is located, and its magnitude.

One question: was it like this when you bought the trailer, or has it developed during the time you owned it?
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