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Old 03-16-2015, 05:45 PM   #11
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Feel the same way about our JayFeather 22'6". Just going to keep going until one of us notices a new 'viewing port' to the underbelly.
Have a pice of 1/4 inch GIS ply to put down in bathroom as overlay that may buy some time. JMHO, stuff happens.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:53 PM   #12
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Is yours soft and weak from getting wet? Is there moisture?
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:38 AM   #13
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As was mentioned earlier, just because the problem is in the bathroom area that doesn't mean the wet is related to plumbing. Water can follow to odd places.

Carefully check the roof, any penetrations on the outside walls, etc. The water gets in and gravity takes it down to the floor. Running lights and marker lights are notorious for leaking as time takes its toll on the OEM sealing method.

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Yes, Yes, Yes! The talk of floating a floor has flooded over the essential comments about stopping water. Thanks for the reminder.

This gets to the guy who used to work at the camper store, Terrell Camping Center, and now works about 3 miles from me. He is willing to come over and inspect the camper and give guidance on finding and stoping leaks.

My plan is to gather information and make a plan, which is completed thanks to this thread, then call Jayco factory to see what, if any, information or help they may be. I'll probably make that call today. Then I rough cut out the OEM linoleum to reveal and trace water as best I can. This is a hybrid camper with first generation stateroom seals plus it has the normal gathering of pass throughs in ceiling and walls plus I've been routine on the roof treating it and I am not petite.

After that we call in the experienced camper guy and inspect and do what he says about leaks and develop an ongoing inspection and fixing program. When we have leaks sealed, we do the floor.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #15
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This may not apply, but worth checking. On my 23b I found that there was water leaking in the area of the wheel wells. The factory did what I feel was a poor job of fit and finish on the wheel arches. I suspect partly because after the plastic arch trim was installed it was all hidden.

Anyway, there were gaps between the wall and wheel arch which let water in to travel mostly to the rear sections of the trailer floor.

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... When we have leaks sealed, we do the floor.
I've noticed you commented in other threads about a generally soft floor.

Not that you asked...
Ignoring what sounds pretty bad for you in the bathroom...
Is the trailer basically solid other than soft spots developed in the traffic areas? If yes, have you considered just adding a layer of 1/4" luan and new vinyl just in the traffic areas? Another possibility might be the snap together laminate flooring. It is a bit heavier and more expensive than luan and vinyl, but might be an easier install overall. Cardboard templates are your friend for repairs.

I bought a trailer that had a bunch of water damage. Contrary to some advice I patched and repaired rather than replacing flooring, etc. The repaired trailer is working great for us.

My wife and I installed new vinyl in the living area only. We didn't worry about the vinyl under cabinets, under the J steel sofa, etc. We just bought a closeout remnant and basically fit and stapled it down around the edges. A few places I used 1/4 round to dress off. Others I just left because the fit was good enough for us.

You are in the same boat as we are. Your trailer is only worth so much for sale or trade so new floors and expense probably don't make sense. BUT... maybe with a bit of relatively minor repair you can get many years of use out of it.

Some info about my repairs can be found here. There are probably other threads too, but I don't recall them.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ort-12743.html

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post128642

Here's to good repairs for you too. vic
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Try to find a certified home inspector and for a small fee have him test with a meter. Home depot and other builders supply sell a inexpensive meter for home use, 20 to 50 dollars. This could help you make the decision of what to do. If the floor was cut for the toilet and a header was not added which I doubt then the floor will be weak. good luck with your problem.
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Thanks. What I'm picking up is vinyl is not a good thing because it can seal in moisture so use it where needed, not everywhere like under cabinets. Let water wick.

The moisture meter thingy I think the contractor I'll use has.

I'd considered snap together flooring and will talk with contractor about that.

Thanks for the links!
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