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Old 08-06-2017, 10:45 AM   #1
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soft floor on xlite

Help! I have a soft floor on 2016 cougar xlite 21rbs. Bought new in March 2016. New to campers so I thought new was best route to take. Only has a one year warranty and dealer is now out of business. Company not much help. Floor is soft in front of kitchen cabinets about 4' long. No water leaks. I hate to start cutting bottom open and floor has vinyl flooring on it.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

If you search using "soft floor", there are threads here that describe the different types of floor construction, I would take the time to read them before cutting into the flooring.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:39 PM   #3
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Has the floor always had this soft area? If so, it may just not have enough support there.


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Old 08-06-2017, 01:00 PM   #4
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A few years back I had a couple of inches of water in a finished basement. The restoration company had a non-destructive moisture tester they surveyed the walls with to determine the amount of moisture inside the walls.

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Old 08-07-2017, 08:08 AM   #5
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If the floor is due to a design structural problem and not due to water intrusion, I think I would lay down a sheet of aluminum diamond plate and coat it with a Rhino-style of bedliner for traction/anti-slip.

There have been reports of similar issues with ramps. Outside warranty replacement, I would do the same resolution with the diamond plate.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:34 AM   #6
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No, the floor was normal the first 13 months. It is usable as is but will it get worse? The resale value is also gone. We have put on quite a few miles on it(10-12K) but a floor in a camper should not wear out with mileage.
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Makes me wonder if a support has broken. Don't know how else to figure it out except dropping the bottom coroplast.


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Makes me wonder if a support has broken. Don't know how else to figure it out except dropping the bottom coroplast.


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That was also my thought... I'd want to verify the supporting framework under the floor is not broken or damaged before tearing into the wooden decking. If I remember, there is no coroplast under the garage. It's "sealed" (if you can call it that) with DARCO, a plasticized, tarp like material that's similar to the "blue plastic tarps" we use for most everything. DARCO is an "industry standard" in the mobile home world. It's used as the underlining for almost all mobile homes to hold in the insulation and to protect against "critters and humidity".....
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:41 AM   #9
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soft floor on xlite

The model is 21rbs. It is a smaller unit, a couples coach, not a toy hauler. The soft floor is from near the rear door to the front of the kitchen sink. I do not want diamond plate over the floor. Again I say, no water leaks. This did not show until about 13 months old. Bought it new.
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The model is 21rbs. It is a smaller unit, a couples coach, not a toy hauler. The soft floor is from near the rear door to the front of the kitchen sink. I do not want diamond plate over the floor. Again I say, no water leaks. This did not show until about 13 months old. Bought it new.
Sorry. Was thinking toy hauler. Good luck with this.
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