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Old 11-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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New 197 and a question

Hi all,

We just purchased a 197 and now that we have it home, we have gone over it and looked for any issues that we need to address. One of the things we found was inside one of the cabinets at the floor level, there is a square hole cut in the floor above the water tank. Two hose attach to that tank and pass upward through the hole. At one side there is an open space between the cut out floor and the water tank, nearly a half inch in width and the length of one side of the cut out. Obviously, all manner of critter, water, dirt, and who knows what else could enter through that space. The obvious solution to me, is to fill that space with expanding foam. Is there any reason why the foam shouldn't be used in this situation?

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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Pat,

Welcome to the Jayco forums.

IMO using foam shouldn't be an issue as long as the hoses aren't compromised (collapse, etc.) when applying the foam.

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:56 AM   #3
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Use the low expanding foam... not the high stuff
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:06 PM   #4
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What I did when I got my new trailer was open all the cabinets doors at dark with the interior lights on and crawled under the trailer looking for light leaking through the underside. This was on my OFF-ROAD POPUP which didnt have an underbelly cover. Then I did just what you are going to do with foam...

On my POPUP they just drilled holes inside the cabinets floors to the underside and ran them to where-ever they needed to go (usually back up inside another top side cabinet. hardly any rhyme or reason - I expected to find some cable looms but didnt hehe...
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:58 PM   #5
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Thanks Bob and Seann, I will use the non-expanding foam. Rob, that is a great idea. I'm going to light that thing up on the inside and crawl under it at my first opportunity.
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Oh and Bob, thanks for the welcome
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:52 PM   #7
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Pat! Congrats on the new 197
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:48 PM   #9
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What did we ever do before foam?? I used caulk and steel wool. LOL
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If I had all the money back that I had spent on caulks of various kinds over the years, I have enough money for a really nice camping trip to some where interesting. lol.

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