Well i certainly got suckered with my trailer.
1) First was the tires, all 5 replaced under warranty but my cost and time for labor and fitting.
2) As a result replace one wheel bearing.
3) Perished propane tank hookup hoses. (Replaced at my cost)
4) Replaced what is supposed to last 10 years, carbon monoxide / smoke detector. They programmed to annunciate when end of life is reached.
5) Still to be fixed awning track with cut right above main door.
6) Fixed black pipe propane pipe mounting.
7) Cabinet doors stiles coming apart. Pull on handle and end up with a stile in your hand. Not an ounce of glue was used, just two tiny pins in corner. ( Fixed that with titebond 2 last night).
Never mind vinyl wrap that's peeling and laminate counter edging that's just peeling off.
Last weekend Linda is standing next to bed and feels soft patch on her side of floor.
Well during this week i go investigate and discover any trailer owners worst nightmare.
Floor is completely rotten on her side. Thought it was just a small spot. But opened up the plastic tarp type cover underneath and oh man i had to get up and go for a drive to commiserate with a friend who about 4 years ago i helped rebuild a few of his trailer walls he did floors on his own. Difference his trailer was 20 + years old.
Ours is 2012 model . Has been looked after and been covered with proper trailer cover each winter.
So investigation begins and i find cause, well definitely one of the sources.
Had to pull out external shower fitting and housing to access compartment behind where floor is rotten and find pump with screw on fittings that are not even hand tight. Duh. All the white water residue all over fitting.
Fasten that then found leak on other side of pump.
Pump has been mounted to floor then connected up with hose that is about 2 inch short so stretched to make fit and pull pump off mounting never mind other end.
Not at the end of the trail yet but this has been leaking since being manufactured but...way its covered underneath moisture is retained and its like a rotting wood test chamber. Could manufacture spalted wood of any kind in these under floor cavities.
And all this one week before we leave for 2 week trip to Halifax.
But to add insult to injury...when my friend came over we spotted something in panel beneath fridge. It was a different color wood.
From standing height, it looked like water had wicked up and darkened the vinyl/paper covering. I made a note to investigate it.
Initially i blamed myself thinking this probably happened with some fridge defrost or something at some camping event.
Well last night i get down up close leverage the short piece off and could not believe my eyes.
There had been water damage and dealer had pulled the piece, was not able to get matching cherry vinyl to rewrap so put a darker color over (this looked like wicked water creeping up) and they deliberately fork tailed the edges to try blend it in with lighter color cherry wrap.
It was pure fraud to hide some leak i suspect is from underside of fridge. Need to investigate further.
So i got my work cut out this weekend.
The floor rotten is too big a job to fix before we go so i will make a temp fix with some ply from beneath.
Plus i want to make sure is have killed off the sources of said leaks.
I cannot convey how disappointed i am with myself for being suckered and with the trailer company for making such crap but the dealer fraud is the worst.
I now believe they used this trailer or it was a factory demo of sort.
Clue to me was the hot water tank anode that needed replacing 3 months into my ownership when the whole trailer had been used for one weekend.
Now all i think about is ....whats next. Oy Vey.
As my friends wife said to me what happens to the people that buy these things and don't have any diy skills.
So much for weekend plans.
Positive side is finding it out before its even further damaged. But fixing this is a huge job involves taking aluminum siding off to get to framing and replacing floor framing and plywood floor for 5ft x 2ft area on left rear. Repairing pex pipe leaks on pump.
So have fun this weekend you now know what i will be doing.