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Old 09-12-2021, 05:30 PM   #1
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Exposed Slideout Floor

Our 2021 Jay Flight does not have the wrapped slideout floor that our 2016 Feather had. It has an exposed composite material.

Our 2016 pre-Thor Feather was tightly wrapped in the tarp-like plastic material they used to encapsulate the floor. It had angled metal trim around it that was fastened with screws. Our 2021 Flight just has the exposed floor base of the slideout. Instead of the sturdy metal trim, it has plastic pieces that are unsealed and unfastened. There is also a gap between these plastic strips and the floor (unsealed). In my view, this is another significant quality loss in materials and design.

Now, I am concerned about water. I have to clean the slideout walls, roof, the chassis under it, and the wheel wells. I was always careful with the water with the Feather, but I was much less concerned about damage and penetration than I will be with this exposed floor base.

Does anyone know what this floor material is? Is it a wood composite? I would like to treat it with something (primer, waterproofing, etc.) to prevent water penetration and potentially harmful contaminants from the road, lubricants, cleaning products, etc. From previous experience, I know it gets pretty mucky under there. It is a charcoal color; it's fairly smooth, and you can see mixed particles in it (probably wood and resin).

I don't know. But I do know it should not be exposed. It's probably some Astro-Eternal Composite from space that will never rot. Right?
Thank you in advance for your help. At this time, this and the exposed roof/wall seam screws are my top priorities for this coach.
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Old 09-12-2021, 06:05 PM   #2
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Did you discuss it with the dealer? With all that is going on with COVID, material and employee shorasges etc it might have been missed.
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Not yet. I have it on my list. Thanks for the reminder!
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