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Old 01-07-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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urgent reply please: floor problem

Okay folks we have just torn out the first 3 feet of flooring under our front window (after my husband fell through the floor where the gaucho goes) leak was worse than we thought. We found one problem, some drain hose on the left side if you are standing in front of the gaucho does anyone know what this is to? It is clear plastic. Also the frame looks great except where water has come in, in a few areas. This drain hose had worked back into the trailor at some time and had caused some damage. The belly pan looks good except for a few small pin size holes what do we need to fill these in with.
I've got my husband in the mood to work and need quick response.

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Old 01-07-2006, 02:07 PM   #2
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A plumbing drain hose to ground more than likely.

Pictures would help

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The hose may be a drain from your roof ac.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:34 PM   #4
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What diamater is the hose? Could it be the plastic tube for the thermometer?
We took a section out of a 31' last weekend and did some repairs....

Check this link out if you want to see what we did...?

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Old 01-07-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
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Becky,
That "hose" is the protective sleeve for the thermometer lead. It should run down the left side thru a hole in the "C" channel, and be fastened to the belly pan with a conduit type clamp.

Just so you don't feel too bad here is what I had to do to my front end

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Looks just like ours except for the walls, and we did not drop the belly pan.



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Becky,

I would suggest using some Vulkem 116 to seal the belly pan holes from the inside while you are working on fixing the floor. The Vulkem 116 can be found at both Home Depot and Lowes in the paint department. It comes in a caulking gun tube and is available in grey. This is the general type of stuff that is often used for AS caulking. The 116 type is a bit more grainy than other types but works just as well, is cheaper and more readily available. If you are using it from the inside it will hardly show from anywhere.

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