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Old 05-05-2014, 06:27 PM   #11
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Where would be a good place to get the vinyl? I live on cape cod and there isn't a rv place nearby. (Which I found odd)
Most any RV parts supplier, on line or not, will have the vinyl. It comes in several widths - pull out a piece of the old, flatten it, and measure the width to make sure you get the right size. Tweety's, Camping World, Dyers, any RV dealer should have what you need. It is not something likely to be available at a hardware store - it's an RV specific item.
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So I pulled off the bottom broken vinyl piece to measure it and I am sure that is where the water is getting in. I am going to put a layer of caulk where that vinyl was in order to plug up that entire side. I will eventually replace the vinyl but the top part of the vinyl piece is under some of the roof sealant. And that I think is better left alone for now. Until I replace all the sealant on the front side of the roof. (It is all connected).
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That is definitely water damage, and from the looks of it, it's getting in around the damaged vinyl seals and worn caulk. Replacing the seals and caulking should take care of the leaks. You'll never be able to restore the original color of the flooring, but the larger issue (after stopping the leaks) is that the vinyl flooring will do an excellent job of trapping the water underneath it. Eventually, that water will rot the OSB or plywood subfloor, and will probably attract carpenter ants, as well. If you don't mind the color change, the simple solution is to cut the flooring (with a utility knife) right next to the wall, so you can peel it back to allow the subfloor to dry out. If it's not rotted, you can glue the vinyl flooring back down with vinyl flooring adhesive, once the subfloor is completely dry. I hope that's the case, because if the subfloor is rotting, you'll have to cut it out and scab in a replacement piece. That's what I had to do on my old trailer, and it is NOT a fun job!

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Where would be a good place to get the vinyl? I live on cape cod and there isn't a rv place nearby. (Which I found odd)
Ebay usually has hundreds of listing for the Vinyl Inserts
There are different widths.
Flaten the peice you have and measure the width.
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Jset,

That is definitely water damage to the flooring; and from the looks of your vinyl stripping, that's the likely cause. I agree, replacing the strip is your best option, and is pretty inexpensive. Unfortunately, the stains will never come out of the flooring. The vinyl flooring also does an excellent job of holding the water under it, and keeping the OSB/Plywood subfloor from drying out. Best thing there is to cut the flooring next to the wall/bench sidewall with a utility knife, then peeling the vinyl back to expose the subfloor. You may have to set something on the vinyl flap to hold it open for several days while the subfloor dries. Hopefully, your floor isn't rotten, and after a few days, you can glue the vinyl back to the subfloor with a little vinyl flooring adhesive (from Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, etc.). From your pics, it looks like your staining is either inside the dinette benches or under the table between the benches. If that's the case, neither the stains, nor the repair should be that noticeable. I wasn't so lucky on my old trailer. The OSB subfloor was completely toast! I had to cut out about 1/3 of the subfloor with a Dremmal tool, scab in a patch, and replace the vinyl in the entire trailer. Looked real nice when I finished the job, but what a royal PITA! Hope you caught yours in time and it's a simpler fix.

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