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Old 09-02-2018, 09:07 AM   #1
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Floor structure failure

My 2012 Canyon Star floor is sagging from the center chassis rail to the edge of the floor. The residential fridge sits above in the slide and the propane sits directly below. It’s most notable below the fridge but can also be felt below the entire kitchen slide to a less degree. Because of the propane talk Newmar may have left out an outrigger support.

Does anyone have any recommendations on the best place to get the floor strengthened. I’m close to Northern Indiana. I have heard of Precision Paint in Bremen.

My last MH was a Fleetwood DP with the same problem but in that case the storage bays were hung from the bottom of the slide, something not done too often any longer. I called the MFR and of course they had “never heard of that before”.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:59 AM   #2
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Floor structure failure

Give Paul Conley *(574) 862-6778‬ a call. He used to run the Precision Paint repair and remodel division. He now owns his own shop in Waikarusa. Paul does excellent work and can deal with almost anything. He has worked on coaches for me for years.
His shop is at 66540 St Rd 19
Waikarusa IN 46573
United States

If you call him be persistent. He is a great worker and can do anything EXCEPT promptly return phone calls, but keep after it he is worth the wait and is very fair on pricing. All JMHO
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I would also call Newmar Factory and explain the issue. There is an outside chance that the Factory may want to help with this problem. The floor should NOT sag ... period. Best of luck/
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Any chance you've got water damage to the floor? For example, a roof leak or leak around the refrigerator vent where rain or car-wash water runs down and collects on the floor and has rotted the floor?
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Any chance you've got water damage to the floor? For example, a roof leak or leak around the refrigerator vent where rain or car-wash water runs down and collects on the floor and has rotted the floor?
Woody, the wood floor consists of 2x3 lumber under a sheet of OSB and could be affected by water damage. However, the wood floor I just described is supported by steel square tubes that run across the chassis rails out to the edge of the floor. It is this steel structure that is literally bending down, I believe due to the weight above and bouncing down the road.

This is exactly the same issue I had in my last MH a Discovery DP. In that motor home the sagging floor was clearly visible to the eye on both sides of the center rails. Fleetwood had “never heard about a situation like that” and the estimated repair costs were many thousands.

I haven’t talked to Newmar yet having just discovered the issue.
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