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Bgibbs 08-26-2016 12:30 AM

Sealing hole in floor in 26u
 
I was cleaning out the compartment where the inverter, subwoofer and other miscellaneous items are located under the dinette. I noticed that I can see the ground when looking through the hole in the floor where several wires go underneath the trailer. What can I use to seal the hole that will be easy to get out if I ever need to run a wire through the hole. I first thought of silicone or spray foam insulation but those are both tough to deal with if you need to run something else through the hole. It doesn't look like any attempt was made to seal the hole by AS.

centennialman 08-26-2016 06:40 AM

As new as your Airstream is, I wonder if you shouldn't be taking it in for a warranty claim to get the hole repaired?

kswelsh 08-26-2016 07:08 AM

I agree, take it back to the dealer. If you can see the ground, the mice can see in.

silverbp 08-26-2016 07:27 AM

Just seal hole with great stuff foam. That's all the dealer is going to do. Save yourself the hassle of trying to get it into a dealership.


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AWCHIEF 08-26-2016 08:16 AM

I use silver metal HVAC tape to close off holes as I find them.

Wayne&Sam 08-26-2016 08:44 AM

Butyl tape works well. You can fill the hole and it will stay pliable.


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Kemblkr 08-26-2016 09:41 AM

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Great Foam with Attachment 270047pest control. It's amazing all the holes in an airstream that critter can get through.


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LilBigfoot 08-26-2016 01:47 PM

Same hole on my 26U. No big deal! I just stuffed some stainless steel wool [scouring pad] around the wires to fill the gaps.

m.hony 08-26-2016 02:30 PM

00 (double aught) steel wool...

rmkrum 08-26-2016 04:19 PM

Regular steel wool will turn into total rust in no time. Go with stainless...


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Bgibbs 08-26-2016 09:30 PM

I went the easy route and used spray foam. I just hope I don't need to dig it out in the future. I know that mice like to eat the foam so I put a bait station in the compartment and will check it from time to time.

overlander63 08-26-2016 09:49 PM

For those using steel wool, remember steel is a great conductor of electricity, and y'all are packing it around electrical wires. Just sayin'...

Silver Pony 08-27-2016 09:02 AM

Sealing hole in floor 26u
 
I'm a newbe to travel to tin can living. I have a 2016 FC 26u and your post got my attention. I thought the inverter was part of the electrical panel on the floor opposite the bath room. My dinette area has no openings where I could look into. I'm confused.

Kemblkr 08-27-2016 10:27 PM

The converter is the bottom part of your power panel. There located various place depending on model and layout.


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Silver Pony 08-28-2016 09:31 AM

I'm still confused. the 26u I was told is a new FC model and the only difference is either queen or twin beds. Walt

Bgibbs 08-28-2016 09:31 AM

If you take the cushions off the dinette, there are 3 areas: on the street side is the inverter, subwoofer, and miscellaneous gizmos. On the curb side is a large empty compartment. In the center, is a small compartment with a hinged lid.

Bgibbs 08-28-2016 09:39 AM

I almost bought the insect proof foam but I am more worried about mice and rats.

m.hony 08-28-2016 09:51 AM

Seems like the foam would keep mice out, too...


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LilBigfoot 08-28-2016 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silver Pony (Post 1841758)
I'm a newbe to travel to tin can living. I have a 2016 FC 26u and your post got my attention. I thought the inverter was part of the electrical panel on the floor opposite the bath room. My dinette area has no openings where I could look into. I'm confused.


Lift up the dinette cushion on the road side, then lift up the cubby hole cover and you'll be able to see the road below.

Silver Pony 08-28-2016 12:21 PM

The hole
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Silver Pony (Post 1842239)
I'm still confused. the 26u I was told is a new FC model and the only difference is either queen or twin beds. Walt

I'll check it out. I'm grateful for all advice on the Forum. Thanks


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