Originally Posted by Northstar
Found an older 23 Kiwi Hybrid that clearly has some serious floor damage in the rear extending under the cabinets. Price is a steal, but not sure how much we would have to put in to fix/replace the damaged floor. Anyone ever tackle something like this before?
It depends upon how picky you are. We bought a 23b with water damage as is from a dealer. It wasn't a steal. We did repair it and get it to a point where it is fine to use. We didn't remove cabinets to replace the flooring.
If you own the trailer just take a razor knife and cut the area you show loose. The OEM vinyl is loose layed (no glue). Fold it back and inspect. I had similar damage showing in mine. I opened it up and let it dry. It was/is a little bit spongy, but hasn't gotten wet since and hasn't gotten any worse.
We removed and replaced the main vinyl floor covering with a remnant. No glue. No cabinet removal. In fact the piece was a bit short so in the hallway you show we just use a throw rug. In that low traffic area it is more comfortable on our feet and lets me inspect easily for signs of water.
Likely the leaks are from the roof, outside lights, or possibly the wheel wells.
Some info is here.
I think that this search link should get you to some more information.
Jayco RV Owners Forum - Search Results
If you are handy with tools and solutions a trailer with water damage can be brought back to usable service without full dismantling. Just realize that there can be a bunch of damage uncovered as you dig into things. We love our 23b.