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Old 05-03-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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floor changing colors

So I have a 2006 sport 197. It has to have a leak somewhere that is making the floor change colors. I know it isn't in the plumbing because it has changed recently. The trailer is leaning to the right because it has been in storage for awhile for winter. The floor changing colors is on the right side, but I think that may be due to it leaning to that side. I looked at the roof and it doesn't seem to be coming from there. I also looked at the storage doors and the right one seems good, but the left one had a bit of water on the inside after a heavy rain so I replaced the seals on it. That was about 4-5 months ago, but I only recently noticed the change in color on the right side of the floor. (The front left side of the floor has had a darker color floor from water damage when I got the trailer) The only other spot that it might be coming from is the left front corner about a foot up from the bottom, it looks like the previous owner nicked something and it took out a small section of the plastic covering the screws on the corner. I'll try to add a picture if needed. But my question is could that be the culprit or is there something else I should also look at? All suggestions are welcome! Oh and I know that eventually I will have to replace the floor and I am planning on doing that after my 1 1/2 year tour of the USA.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:44 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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No, there is the different color under the front bench too. I don't think I explained my problem well in words, so tomorrow I will take pictures and post them.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your flooring problem. If the floor is getting darker, it is probably from water getting under it. My old trailer had that happen. I couldn't find the leak. Eventually, the flooring on the whole back end turned dark. Ended up rotting out the particle board subfloor. Had to replace about 1/2 of the subfloor and all of the vinyl flooring. Not a fun job!

Someone on another thread mentioned having the dealer run a "pressure test" to find a leak. I'm assuming they fill it with smoke (under pressure) and see where it comes out. Maybe your dealer can do that. Whatever it takes . . . find that leak a.s.a.p. Procrastination does not make it go away.
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Ok so this is my first time posting pictures so if they don't show up, I'm sorry.
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As I was looking at the damage, I was also making sure that the sealant was still there. And I didn't like what I found. I don't know if that part is just for protecting the trailer where there is a bend in the front. I would like to reseal that part either way. What should I use to seal it? Should I try and take out what is there or would that end up ripping the entire piece off?
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:27 PM   #7
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Would Geocel 28100V Pro Flex Crystal Clear RV Flexible Sealant work well or is there a better product?
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:41 PM   #8
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So, I am getting that sealant on Wednesday, and then I will just clean up the areas that look bad and put that stuff on it. I am going to try and get as much old stuff out, but it looks pretty difficult to get all of it. Hopefully that will fix the problem. Has anyone got their travel trailer leak checked? I've been looking it up, and it seems pretty cool. But I was just wondering ballpark figures for my 197.
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As I was looking at the damage, I was also making sure that the sealant was still there. And I didn't like what I found. I don't know if that part is just for protecting the trailer where there is a bend in the front. I would like to reseal that part either way. What should I use to seal it? Should I try and take out what is there or would that end up ripping the entire piece off?
I think you are referring to the broken vinyl strip that covers the screw heads. The best thing would be to remove the entire strip in that channel and replace it with new. New vinyl strip is cheap. Not a hard job.

Geocel Proflex in a very good caulk. My personal preference would be to use white, just because I think it would look better than using clear. But that's just a personal preference. The Proflex is used for seams that do not touch rubber roofing materials.

You could use a tool like this to help remove old caulk. It's cheap, and available at most WalMarts or elsewhere. A rag dampened with mineral spirits (paint thinner) can also help remove old caulk.

I've never had my trailer leak checked, but it sounds like a good idea. i understand the procedure uses powerful fans to create a slight overpressure in the trailer, and then the leaks are found with a soapy solution applied to the seams. You might want to correct whatever problems you find before having the leak test done to make the testing simpler.
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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)
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