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Old 06-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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I have just finished the repair of my Sunline T-2251 floor. I have been searching the forums for valuable information to assist me with this repair. I have to say thank you to RPierce for his posting as it was most helpful.

Rebuilding my floor

Well the story starts that I bought the TT last season with the intent to take the family camping. I had checked every thing on the unit except the water system. (Big mistake). The unit inside looked great and I thought all was good to go. I got it home and began to check everything out working my way from the front of the unit to the back fixing stuff as I went along. When I got to connecting the water supply up and turing it on I heard a sound that you never want to hear. The hotwater heater was gushing water. After turning off the water and removing the hotwater heater I noticed that the tank was split..BAD.

I have a group of photos of what was done from start to finish. If you have any questions or want advice please let me know.

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I have more pics I will post.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Here are more pics.

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Old 06-17-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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Here is where I start to put everything back together. Everything was sprayed with a bleach solution and left to dry for a very long time before rebuilding. I reinforced the wood cross beams with other wood due to it sagging. I aslo put new insulation in where it was needed.

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Old 06-17-2011, 08:12 PM   #4
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The replacement floor I found at HomeDepot. It is vinyl and therefore waterproof.

TrafficMaster Allure Ultra Vintage Oak Natural 7.5 in. x 47.6 in. Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (8 planks/case) - 51711 at The Home Depot

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I am currently looking for decals for the outside of the TT so if anyone has advice on where to buy them please let me know.

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WOW, you did as great job!! and what a job.... We all learn something from posting pics. Sunline placed the 2 x 4's on the flat 4" side over the main frame verses the 2" straight up. H'mm, well it obvious works. The OSB or plywood all screwed to it must make it a whole unit and able to take the loads.

Question: Did you ever find the source of the water intrusion?

Thanks for sharing

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PS. Really thanks for taking the time to post the pics on the process. I'm going to add your "How to" thread to the FAQ Articles section near the other rebuilding damage like this.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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The water damage came from the Hotwater Heater. The people I bought it from didnt winterize it correctly so the tank split. Not knowing this they hooked up water and you see what damage it did. I didn't take pics of the heater when I took it apart but the tank looked like it was smiling at me.



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The water damage came from the Hotwater Heater. The people I bought it from didnt winterize it correctly so the tank split. Not knowing this they hooked up water and you see what damage it did. I didn't take pics of the heater when I took it apart but the tank looked like it was smiling at me.



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WOW... yes 5 to 6 gallons of water that sits and festers can do a bunch of damage in a TT. Mistakes happen and if one ever has to deal with the aftermath that lesson would be burned in ones head forever. I know the life lessons I have had to deal with learned the hard way I never forgot.... We all have them.

Good news is it was not water from above like thruough the roof area. If so then there is a trail of rot somewhere else leading to the floor. Roof seams can be a killer of a TT. If you have not been up on a ladder to to look at the roof seams, do so soon and any little hair line crack in the caulk now is the time to fix it. Do at least twice a year. I do it every time I wash the roof, about 4 times a year.

Good luck and happy camping in your nice new floor camper

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