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Old 02-15-2014, 01:06 PM   #31
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After having stored this virually brand new trailer, used 9 times, the way we were told to store it, the floor split from one end to the other and the company is refusing to stand by their product and fix it because " they can't control the weather" !
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I'm a new member to the forum, but since I own a 2007 26BHS, I was curious and read this thread one of the first times I logged on and thought, "how curious, never had that problem, knock on wood.". We purchased this TT brand new in '07 and camp 25-30 nights on average each year.

Today I went out to check on the trailer for the first time since we used it as a guest quarters over Christmas. The vinyl floor is split right down the center from the entertainment center all the way back to the bathroom. We did have sub zero temps for about 10 days back in January and with wind chill in excess of -40 degrees. I'm guessing it happened then. I'm kicking myself for not bringing in the slide after our guests left, it may have made the difference. F.Y.I. The vinyl does NOT appear to be glued down.

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The white clumps you see in the pic is snow I tracked in just now. The unit is completely winterized and dry otherwise.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:45 PM   #32
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My brother in law had this happen to one of his trailers, he traded it off to take care of the problem this was not a Jayco..I think it happens alot
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:38 PM   #33
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I live in New Brunswick, Canada where temps drop below zero often during our winters. I just checked up on my 2003 Jayco RBS 28' Fiver and found that our vinyl floor had split. I'm devastated but I plan on just gluing it back down and moving on. I could get it replaced but not in the budget and I feel that if I do a careful job and not make a mess of it, it shouldn't kill too much resale value. I agree with the comments made about Jayco, they just bought the vinyl and installed it, they didn't make it. However, I feel they should've made an effort to research what quality of material they purchased considering the fact that their RV's are sold in colder climates as well as warmer ones.
I feel bad that this sort of thing happened to me and any one else but I also feel the blame should be thrown at the company that made the vinyl and the colder climates, not at Jayco( I'm just saying). I wonder if our house kitchen floor was put outdoor all winter what kind of condition would one find it in? My bet is that it would split as well sooner or later. If we Jayco owners were rich we could build heated storages for our toys and not worry about pipes freezing and floors splitting and rodents chewing and and and...
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:58 PM   #34
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Wow that is ugly....

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Old 02-18-2014, 08:46 PM   #35
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Just for reference.., there's another JOF thread running on the same subject matter here: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...oring-cracking

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I went to the dealer and explained what happened with our floor and asked who they used to make that type of flooring repair. I called the repairman and he told me I was the fourth call in the last week he had received for a split floor in an RV. I don't think it has anything to do with Jayco and everything to do with extreme temp fluctuations. We had more than -30 with wind chill. The repairman told me the manufacturers have gone from floating to gluing and back to floating. All methods seem to still have the issue of cracking, usually starts at a heat register and runs the length of the trailer, very common. He told me to look at replacing it with fiberglass backed vinyl. He was having good luck with the fiberglass back. He doesn't sell the material, installer only.

Guess we'll take a look at what the flooring stores in Missoula have for fiberglass backed vinyl. Spring project #2. They are starting to pile up. :-) I can't wait!

And that's all I know.
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"Wow that is ugly.... "

Yeah I used some similar words, maybe a bit more colorful.
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I called State Farm, damage from extreme cold NOT covered. Interesting that my next door neighbor, 2008 Jayco had the same incident occur. Vinyl installer recommended a fiberglass backed vinyl and to glue it down. As of yesterday and $740 later the results look great!
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Finally repaired. I have $740 less in my bank account, but the results are worth it. Check out the pics.

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Big Sky,

Did you glue your new flooring down or is it a floater...., and what material did you end up going with?

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