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Old 04-07-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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floor / tub seems cheap

Hello, we just bought a 2005 Palomino Maverick 8801 and the tub/floor in the bathroom flexs a lot when I step in. Is there an easy way to shore this up? Adml.Tommy D.

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My 08 Magellan was the same way. Traded it for the 09 Damon Tuscany and it is NOT like that. Don't know why, sorry but you were not alone.

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Old 04-07-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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Hello, we just bought a 2005 Palomino Maverick 8801 and the tub/floor in the bathroom flexs a lot when I step in. Is there an easy way to shore this up? Adml.Tommy D.
Do you have access to get between the tub and floor? Is it just the bottom of the tub that flexes or the floor as well? I'm toying with the idea of shooting some low expansion foam under there. Once it cures, it becomes pretty stable/hard, especially when sandwiched between two layers like the florr and tub bottom. For the price of a can of foam and a couple of pieces of plywood, try the experiment and see if it works for you. Take two pieces of thin 3/16 or 1/4 inch plywood about the size of the shower tub, separate them by the same distance as in your TC using a couple of loose small blocks of wood, then slowly foam in the void. Maybe wrap the sides shut with newspaper or cardboard to keep the foam from coming out. Once the foam hardens in a day or two, remove the loose wood blocks, then stand on the plywood and see how much more rigid it has become. They make walls like that, why not the base of the tub/shower.
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I had a 5th wheel 2003 Cougar 285 the same thing and You know what it started to leak from a thousand little cracks at 2 years old .I changed it out for a high end unit in a day My self bought the new shower in Indiana and instaled it in the Camp ground used the old door and taps but the floor and walls were new about a $100. drain was new also..the foam will help but not for long if cracks are started .Get down and look at the floor hard to see the cracks standing .Sorry for the bad news but truth is some times best news in the long run gives You time to see a way out..Bushman...and good luck...
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