Dry-rotted floors in RVs and what it would take to fix them

The area taped off with green tape is dry rotted flooring.

Our RV repair shop received the below email from John W. regarding his RV’s dry-rotted floor:

We have a Riverside Retro 186R with an area of rot in the subfloor. I know you guys are busy, but you come highly recommended and I would appreciate an estimate for repairs. I can bring the RV to you for an estimate if needed. I’ve included a photo, the rot is in the area marked by green tape.
Thank You, John


Dry-rotted floor

Well, John and others, join me as I sit down with my Service Manager, Zach. In this video, we share our initial thoughts on how extensive the water damage may be in the dry-rotted floor and what it would take to fix it.

This is good information to remember in case this happens to you and your RV. Water damage is common, so if it happens, know how to take care of it before it gets worse!

Body Reseal Information

Re-sealing an RV body typically involves addressing leaks or gaps in the exterior to prevent water from entering the vehicle. Here are general steps you can follow:

  1. Identify Leaks: Inspect your RV thoroughly to identify any areas where water might be entering. Common trouble spots include seams, joints, windows, doors, roof vents, and any other openings.
  2. Choose the Right Sealant: Select a high-quality RV sealant that is compatible with the material of your RV and the specific area you are sealing. Common sealant types include silicone, polyurethane, or butyl rubber.

Keep in mind that specific steps and products may vary depending on the type of RV and the materials used in its construction. Always refer to the RV manufacturer’s guidelines and the sealant manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.

More From Dustin

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