Friday, September 2, 2011

Soft Floor…

Let me apologize for the swearing up front. Shit fire and save the matches!! Steaming mad The entire toilet room floor is soft, it’s worst in front of the toilet which must have leaked at some point or the rinse sprayer leaked. We saw this on the last trip but thought it wouldn’t be as bad as it apparently is. Which ever leaked doesn’t now, but the damage has been done. I need to go for a walk, at least I’m some place I enjoy and my wife isn’t here yet, I can take some time to cool down.

We’ll head out tomorrow and have a board cut to fit in front of the toilet until I can figure out how much this repair is going to cost. I’ll take a picture of my fancy patch job then.

We are still going to have a fun weekend no matter what. Thumbs up  Smile with tongue out

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12 comments:

Merikay said...

Oh what a mess. Could you feel the soft floor in any way before you removed the tile?

Erik's RV Blog said...

Yeah, the tile grout cracked and the tiles would sink in about 1/4 of an inch or more. I have a few ideas on what we can do to do a temp fix for the weekend.

I'm going to remove the tiles up to the walls and then cut a 1/2 inch hardibacker board and put it down and then Allure will go down next. That should do it, we'll see maybe I'll do the entire bathroom.

Nan said...

been there, done that! The toilet had to be removed and a new seal was installed. The "flapper" also was not working properly and had to be changed. We also installed Allure.

JOJO said...

OH Erik, its always something. But enjoy the weekend and then take care as you have time.I guess this is your last weekend for the season?

Who knows what I will find when I get home and my mh has sat for 6 1/2 months.

Donna K said...

That's not fun! We had that problem in our sticks and bricks and it was a mess. But I like your attitude of having fun anyway. (and your apology is accepted lol)

Shirley said...

Oh, that is awful. We had a mushy floor in our last rv. So irritating and a lot of hard work. So much so that we decided to go ahead and buy a different one. Needed more room anyway. Good luck fixing it.

Mike and Cindy said...

As I've found out myself - water is a cancer on RVs. The characteristic of water damage is it generally either comes from roof leaks (been there) or plumbing - especially the bathroom. I too fought the toilet spray nozzle leak. Best of luck to you and if you need a place sometime later this fall to park it to work on it, give us a yell.

Big Matt said...

Dunno how well it would work in an RV, but putting down a new sub floor and then some hardibacker over the top should help protect it from having water damage again.

Erik's RV Blog said...

Nan - We are going to use this as a way to upgrade the toilet. It's already ceramic but it's very low. So I'm going to look for a taller white toilet.

Donnak - I'm in the middle of re-doing a spare bathroom at home for the same reason. Soft sub-floor, so gutted the entire room. I think I'll post pictures, I don't think I've done that yet, I'll have to check.

Those swear words are what I say when ever something goes wrong in the RV. My wife has gotten very used to them. :)

Shirley - If we could trade it in I would give it some thought but right now we are stuck with it. Which is fine considering all the work I have done, makes it feel more ours. :)

Mike & Cindy - Thanks! That would be a bit of a drive to your place! It would be awesome to do though. :) The wife and I are going out today to look at materials to re-do the floor at minimum and I think the hardibacker idea on top of the current subfloor will work.

BigMatt - We can't replace the sub-floor very easily because it's part of the entire back of the RV's floor but I agree about the hardibacker, that stuff is awesome!! I suppose we could even re-use the ceramic tiles to save money but damn we want to replace that dated ceramic tile.

The first house I had built in the mid 90's had to have ceramic tile, it was in back then but now we all want hardwood floors or that same look and this goes for the RV too. We really want to go for it but money issues hold it back right now as does the other repairs we have had to do.

Erik's RV Blog said...

JOJO - For us the camping season goes on until Geneseo or Sugar Shores stops allowing people in! Geneseo may be open into November and if they are then we'll be here!

We hope to take the rig out at least 4 or 5 more times, if not more if we can do it. :)

Big Matt said...

If the floor wasn't already to the mush stage, you could dry it and then treat it with Rot Doctor to reharden the wood and then reinforce it with the hardibacker over it.

Sue and Doug said...

good luck with the bathroom floor fix!!..