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Old 05-03-2011, 11:28 PM   #11
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Hopefully the floor didn't get wet. You can remove the bottom cover and insulation so it can dry. From the pictures you may only have to check for water and clean up the bearings and brakes. Our river lot does the same thing every year. We don't leave anything on it in the winter/spring until after the flood.

Our river has passed that one hundred year flood three times in the last 15 years.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:41 AM   #12
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Lady and Spike... Thank you so much for the pictures and advice. It really makes what I have to do extremely clear. It also makes me feel like there may be light at the end of the tunnel after all.

I have been watching the lake levels like a hawk and as soon as they drop 2 foot, (It went up 2" last night due to rain) I will head back up (2 hour drive)with tools in hand. I get the impression that once I remove those hard plastic sheets, I should know if water got in the underbelly or not. The water is muddy and should show evidence of having been there. If I see no evidence, I do not continue further. Am I correct in assuming that?

This forum is great.. Extremely helpful.

Clutch.. My camper, deck and shed will be raised 2 foot this summer just in case of another 100 year record gets broken next year..


I talked to a company that deals with cleaning flooded homes.. They said that because of the multiple layers of flooring involved with a travel trailer, the insurance companies will usually just write them off. It is extremely difficult to remove any or all evidence of mold and mildew in the case of a flooded camper without tearing everything out. It can be done but it is expensive.

Once again, thank you everyone..
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:08 PM   #13
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Does anyone have flood insurance for their RV? I didn't such a thing existed. My travel trailer insurance is the same as my auto insurance. Collision Coprehensive and Liability. I know when a car is involved in a flood the auto insurance covers it. Is it different for a camping trailer?
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #14
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I am insured by Foremost insurance company. There is actually an exclusion to my policy that states that they will not cover any loss caused directly or indirectly by:

"Flood water, surface water, waves, tidal water, storm surge, tsunami or overflow of a body of water from any source including spray from any of these whether or not driven by wind.

This exclusion applies whether or not there was widespread damage and whether or not the loss was caused by a human activity or an act of nature."

So it wouldn't matter if I was pulling the camper and suddenly the flood waters swept me away or if the camper is sitting by the lake.. They will not cover it.

My agent and several others (I have been calling around) have all told me the same thing. I would have to have a separate flood policy.
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...I get the impression that once I remove those hard plastic sheets, I should know if water got in the underbelly or not. The water is muddy and should show evidence of having been there. If I see no evidence, I do not continue further. Am I correct in assuming that?...
Yes and no. Depends on what is under your floor. As far as I know, the Eagles do not have any fiberglass under the floors but someone else here said they might. If there is fiberglass under the floor, I would pull it out just to make sure no mold or rot has formed under the floor. Mold is insidious. It gets in places you may not be able to see but wreaks havoc with your health. Rot is just as bad. And both are like a cancer; it can keep on spreading without you knowing it. However, there is a pretty fair chance the water didn't make it to the floor or, if it did, it didn't stay wet long enough to cause problems. If there is any way you can wade to the trailer and open it up to air out for a while, it would help dry out anything did get wet and would give you some peace of mind if you get in and find little or no water inside. If you get in and find very much water got into the carpeting, I would yank it out to avoid having mold get too strong of a toehold. The carpeting would probably have to be replaced anyway if it got very wet.
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Another couple of feet and I should be able to start drying it out.
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Another couple of feet and I should be able to start drying it out.
Have you been able to go there and assess the damage yet?
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When the water recedes you should be able to crawl under and look for where the water line was on the frame or tires. Hopefully your trailer will be ok.
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Still about 18" of water on the ground up there. We are going up this Saturday to wade out and look at the damage.

I will take some pictures.. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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I think it's safe to say we're all keeping our fingers crossed for you.
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