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Vinyl floor cracked over the winter

Unread postby pwall on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:31 pm

Brought the trailer home today to get it ready for the summer.
The vinyl floor in the kitchen area split over the winter. The split even goes under the kitchen counter and continues.
Any thoughts as to what might have happened?
To 'fix' it for now, I'm just going to put some carpet over the flooring until I can get the funds to fix it properly.

Fortunately, there was no other damage to the trailer...all the plumbing is good and there were no leaks. :)
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Re: Vinyl floor cracked over the winter

Unread postby mikhen on Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:45 pm

Extreme cold, with the stabilizer jacks down. If the tires would lose any air pressure, the middle of the camper would sag, and if the floor was frozen, it could crack. Of course, this is only my 2 cents and a good line of BS, How does it sound?
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Re: Vinyl floor cracked over the winter

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:15 pm

Thats a bummer, get a case of beer, put a carpet over top, enjoy the camping season and fix it when the funds and time permits.
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Re: Vinyl floor cracked over the winter

Unread postby Mike in Calgary on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:52 pm

I've heard that some RV manufacturers will only glue the edges of the vinyl down instead of the entire floor. I guess its a cost cutting measure, saves on time and materials. Pilgrim did this on some of their trailers, but mine seems to be glued down properly. Its an eyesore for sure, but at least the trailer is still usable and now you can do it properly.
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Re: Vinyl floor cracked over the winter

Unread postby cwit on Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:12 am

If I could not fix right off I would seal the crack with a vinyl sealer, just cheap insurance untill you can find time to fix it right . :)
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Re: Vinyl floor cracked over the winter

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:37 pm

This has become a common problem and is being reported on many forums. Extreme cold appears to be the common denominator
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