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Old 02-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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Slide floor gapped?

I was having some minor items repaired and a service tech familiar with Monaco voluntarily inspected the bottom of my slides. On the large slide behind the driver's seat, he showed me where the plywood floor had slightly separated from the wall. He said I might need to replace it in the future if water had gotten in. I didn't find any rot so had the tech caulk it front and back. I was surprised that Monaco didn't use a metal "L" to seal the bottom to the side. The tech acted like this was a common Monaco problem and that a permanent fix would probably be about $1K for the one slide (other slides looked good but sealed anyway).

Anyone else had this repair done or noticed a similar problem? This price seem about right? Thanks for any replies!
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Could you post a picture of the area? deSanford
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Wannabe,

I don't suppose you took a picture did ya. Would love to know where to look exactly. I've not heard of that problem. But that don't mean much. I barely remember yesterday..




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I will post a pic when I next open slides. The pic will only show after caulking. I have looked at some other RV brands and they use an "L" trim piece.
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This is an example of what I'm talking about. This pic came from a 2011 Tiffin Phaeton because of a lack of caulking at the factory. Mine had not separated(nor anyway as bad) but would have allowed water to penetrate inside the floor in time.
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I get the "picture" Wannabe........thanks for the heads up. deSanford
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UPDATE: I finally got a pic showing where my slide bottom was caulked. I feel that this will be OK, but will need watching and caulking periodically.
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I still wonder how the bottom sagged enough to even allow water. The "L" trim should have been heavy and wide enough to have covered the side and bottom far enough that the any water intrusion should just rot out the wood before it could even begin to sag.
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