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Old 11-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Water Damaged Slide out base

I have a 2009 Fuzion 403 toy hauler. For the most part it is a very nice rig.
However I have had to do some minor repairs like loose trim pieces and replace loose fixture screws.
Until this past weekend when I walked into the bottom of the bedroom slide.
Normally this would have hurt and I would have had a few choice words about how dumb I am or blame the rig for being too low.
However, it did not hurt...the bottom was soft! As in squishy.
Further investigation revealed the entire bottom was water logged, moldy and rotting.
Turns out the trim sealants had let go...hmm..after only two years?
Anyway , a complete replacement of the base was needed.
On line this looks to be a very expensive repair. In reality, it was about $100.00 and 5-6 hours of my and a helpers time.
Removal of the existing Wafer board was easy..it fell out. I replaced it with 5/8" exterior B/C plywood. Coated with exterior grade semigloss paint. Properly done this is a plastic like finish and very durable.
Careful application of new sealants and some common sense have a new bottom in place that will not leak and looks great.
Fortunately the other two slides are made totally different and in great shape.
While I had it apart I rebuilt the bed frame and re aligned the slide hardware.
All minor but now I feel confidant the bed will not fall out the side of the coach.
Spring will find me carefully inspecting all the exterior sealants and replacing as necessary.
Hope this helps someone. The job is not all that difficult and did not require any special tools.

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Old 11-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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I really hope you don't lose your "Bottom" anymore!

Congrats on the repair! Did you happen to take any pictures of the damage, or the repair process?

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