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Old 01-21-2022, 12:27 PM   #1
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After a 50 day first road trip we parked our rig at our storage facility in NorCal. This facility is partially covered and the rear of our rig (10-15%) is exposed to the elements. As we have numerous (serious) OTHER issues to be addressed an appointment was made with La Mesa Service Center, Davis, CA.

NOTE: Between parking and picking up the NorCal area experienced heavy and continuous rain for over a week.

Prepping for the trip to our service appointment we did a walk thru. At which time we discovered that both of our beds were completely soaked and mold has started to grow between the bedding and support shelf.

QUESTION: Prior to picking it how can we insure that our rig is not "smothered" in unseen/dangerous mold?

We're thinking about hiring a RV Inspector. Maybe he/she would be able to determine if mold is or is not present?

Another thought would be to find and hire mold detecting dogs as well as the above inspector.

THANKS and I look forward to your thoughts and answers.
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What kind of window arrangement do you have over the bed(s)? Are the beds wet from the bottom up or from the top? Is there a slide involved her and is the floor wet?

A good RV inspector would probably be good to have before it goes back to the dealer for repairs. I would insist that the manufacturer replace the mattress and all bedding after the water source is found and repaired?
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Did roof vents leak . 1st priority find issue with water and get fixed. Trash the mattresses. Owners have had issues with temp. changes and under mattresses sweating. There are mats and grids to help prevent it. Listed for marine and rv uses. Dry and get dehumidified fast ,move lots of air around with fans and fresh air sunlight if nice day . Ozone machine can kill smells. Most likely you have plain old mildew, it had quickly formed and fairly easily killed off and cleaned up.
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First step is to dry everything out - dehumidifiers and fans. You can call companies that specialize in water damage like Service Pro.

You can use hydrogen peroxide to kill the mold. A bleach solution will kill surface mold but not subsurface mold. Hydrogen peroxide doesn't produce the strong smell that a bleach solution would.

After killing the mold, the wood surface of the bed platform can either be replaced or sealed.

Where did the moisture come from? Any signs of leaking into the walls? The term completely soaked is a concern. It's not unusual to get moisture between a mattress and a cold exterior wall when you are using the RV, but completely soaked?

You need to determine the extent of the "damage." Is it just surface moisture, or did the water soak base materials like carpet, pads, walls insulation, etc?
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THANKS to all for the 4-1-1.

As this RV is brand new and under warranty hopefully La Mesa/Thor will be taking care of the problem. ...........

This being said, before re-taking possession, I'll have 'Service Pro' type business got through it.

THANKS AGAIN!!!!!
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Concrobium Mold Control products have worked well for me in our rental houses.
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