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Old 07-23-2019, 06:48 PM   #1
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Staple under vinyl flooring

Just found this last week on a camping trip. Hard to tell in the pic but it's a staple under the flooring right in front of the bathroom door. It's sticking up under the vinyl about 1/8" and is about 5/16" wide. Hammering it down would IMO cut into the vinyl and leave a cut.
I'm calling Todd tomorrow and see what to do. Not that I don't trust Apache where we bought it but they're 50 miles away and making four 1 hour trips in the middle of camping season won't cut it. Guessing they won't really do anything if I just bring it up there. Thinking I'd have to leave it.
I put some green tape on it so we won't accidentally step on it. Good part is it's actually not where you naturally step when entering the bathroom.
Anyone ever have this issue and what was the fix?
Bought the 25RDS May 4th so warranty's not an issue at this point.

FWIW I have several other unhappy issues as well. Semi discouraged with ORV, but still love the floor plan, just not some of the 'could careless' quality of work in a few areas.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:06 PM   #2
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Probably a fastener for something underneath the trailer. Driven in too far. Or it could be something left over (FOD) trapped underneath the vinyl. Easy to make a small slice and look. Then re-glue it. Have the cut follow the grain pattern.

What about knocking it down level with the floor? I don't see how that would do any damage. I wouldn't take that to a dealer for repair.

Todd may be able to advise what that is retaining underneath. Maybe not.

Small details drove us crazy when ours was new as well. Including the television died and Todd sent us a new one.

You're on your own after the first year. Find all the issues you can during that warranty time is my advise.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:03 AM   #3
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Easy to make a small slice and look. Then re-glue it. Have the cut follow the grain pattern.
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Good idea. Don't think anybody would ever notice the cut later. The wood grain floors have their advantages.
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Yep, that's how I repaired a rip in our vinyl floor where the slide screw grabbed it and tore it.
Can't even tell I repaired it. Only I know.
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Cumminsfan How did you fix this? I also have a staple in front of the fridge and took it to our dealer and they didn’t know what to do. I have a message in to Todd at ORV.
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Cumminsfan How did you fix this? I also have a staple in front of the fridge and took it to our dealer and they didn’t know what to do. I have a message in to Todd at ORV.
I took a razor knife with a new blade, made a 3/4" slit right in front of the bump. I followed the grain pattern in the flooring. I then used a small knife to lift up one side of the cut to expose what was causing the bump. That's when I saw it was a staple and not a random piece of debris.
I used a chunk of flat wood and a hammer and knocked down the staple.
I was going to just pull it out but it was in pretty deep and I didn't want to risk slipping up and possibly tearing the vinyl.
I never glued the slit in the vinyl and it's been unnoticeable since I did the repair.
Honestly standing over the bump area I can't see anything weird when looking at the floor.
There's so much action in the floor with the grain and colors that even if there was an imperfection it probably wouldn't stand out.

As of now I'm not going to glue it. I think the key is to get a deep cut all the way thru in one pass. Trying to cut through in multiple passes runs the risk of making the cut wider.
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Glue it and seal it so water doesn't get under the floor. Then forget about it.
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I took a razor knife with a new blade, made a 3/4" slit right in front of the bump. I followed the grain pattern in the flooring. I then used a small knife to lift up one side of the cut to expose what was causing the bump. That's when I saw it was a staple and not a random piece of debris.
I used a chunk of flat wood and a hammer and knocked down the staple.
I was going to just pull it out but it was in pretty deep and I didn't want to risk slipping up and possibly tearing the vinyl.
I never glued the slit in the vinyl and it's been unnoticeable since I did the repair.
Honestly standing over the bump area I can't see anything weird when looking at the floor.
There's so much action in the floor with the grain and colors that even if there was an imperfection it probably wouldn't stand out.

As of now I'm not going to glue it. I think the key is to get a deep cut all the way thru in one pass. Trying to cut through in multiple passes runs the risk of making the cut wider.
Thank you Cumminsfan. I’m still under warranty so I’m waiting for ORV to reply. Otherwise I will slice and patch myself.
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I'll second the disappointing quality. We've had tons of issues with our 2019 21rd. 3 weeks out of warranty and now we have a mystery electrical problem. The fit and finish is really suspect. Things installed crooked and those cabinet catches being installed multiple times leaving too little wood for them to work correctly. Whoever was on the line doing finish work wasn't on their game when our coach was built.
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I had a similar issue with our 2016. I laid a 2x4 flat on the floor over the nail and smacked the 2x4 with a hammer. Problem solved.
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