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Old 06-14-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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I recently bought a 07 dutchmen travel trailer because I travel for work. I have found some water damage under the cabinets in the front of the trailer that extends about six inches out past the cabinets into the open floor area. I have never owned a TT and am just curious on how costly it would be to repair something like this. I went outside trailer and found a tare in the outter layer on the trailer at the botton about 3 inches long and repaired it, so i assume that is where water was coming in. Just curious on what I should do. Have a rv place look at it or try to replace it myself. I am not a carpenter but I am a Jack of all trades but a master of none!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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It depends on the extent of the damage. If it got wet and has dried completely with no soft spots you could just treat for mold and let it go. If the floor is soft or sagging I will need to be replaced. Hard job when cabinets are involved. TT will leak no matter what you do to prevent it. Traveling over and over again loosens something some where. Best of luck
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yes it is soft. It will need to be replaced. It is not a high travel area but I dont want it to esclate and get worse. I figure my best bet is to just get it to a dealership. Ive just never priced something like that nor do i know what the normal repair time is on something like that also. I know it depends on the size of the job but I dont want a 1 week job to turn into a 3 week job because I didnt know how long to expect to start with
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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Probably the best move. While they have it apart they can fix the leak area completely. Be sure they do that. As with most dealers scheduling is the tough part. Make it firm that you need the repairs done in a certain time frame and get them to commit to that time frame.
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