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Old 01-13-2021, 12:19 AM   #1
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Basement compartments

I have a 2014 Tuscany XTE which I'm trying to sell. Potential buyer had it inspectioned and found out that the under side of the compartments was falling thru it looks like they used cardboard to build it therefore the buyer fell thru.Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know of a fix
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:39 AM   #2
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My compartments are rotomolded so different. Did you have much water intrusion from bad door seals?
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:41 AM   #3
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It might be a two hour handyman fix.
Any handyman referred by someone you trust.
This is one of those:
If you ask how, you won't be able to do the work.

It's two hours of handyman, or it's $5,000 and a month in the shop.
We dont know without seeing it.

If the offer of a discount did not sate the buyer, it might be near the $5,000 end of the stick.
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for your answer looking for a handyman
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:09 AM   #5
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:52 AM   #6
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Well it’s probably not cardboard so I’d do a bit more research of that compartment along with all the rest of them. I would attempt to repair it perhaps with an aluminum floor pop riveted in place and then carpeted. Or contact the manufacturer and see if you can buy a whole new compartment. If that one item killed the deal dead it probably wasn’t a serious buyer anyway. But at least now you can fix it before the next buyer comes along. Progress!
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:21 AM   #7
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these basement 'compartments' are built of marine-grade plywood covered by a water-proof white laminate on each side.

the issue is that they may not be supported well enough and since they are not really water-proof because they are not covered on all edges, water intrusion will certainly create issues over time, such as degradation, wood rot, and even other issues, such as mold growth. While the factory tries to seal them as well as they can, generally with sealant along the corners and edges, it's not a perfect answer - water WILL find it's way in.

Thor replaced all our Main and Water bay basement flooring systems back in 2016 when ours started to show mold growth(like mushrooms near the outer edges), the edgings near the outside were pulling away, and while the whole flooring was 'sagging'.

I would suggest that they did not anticipate this, and probably never provided the real adequate support needed under all the plywood base, and not sealing the cut edges BEFORE they 'built' each of these. Anytime you cut the edge of a sealed plywood system, you are now exposing that newly 'unsealed' edge to the elements, no matter how much you try to 'seal' it with caulking. These 'boxes' also had NO element design to allow them to 'drain', either, if/when water was introduced, especially in the wet bay. If you have a water tank, water pump, water filter, water lines, and a spigot water connection in the water bay, you ARE going to have water in the bay, at some point.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:45 PM   #8
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Thank you for your reply now I know there is a fix for it I will be trying to find someone that can do it thanks again
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:03 PM   #9
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You might want to take a look at the newer versions of your RV...
1. Do they have rotomolded compartments?
2. Can they be fitted to yours?
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:38 PM   #10
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I'm currently following a, perhaps, somewhat similar discussion on another forum. Specifically, that discussion is dealing with the water tank compartments having floor and sidewall rotting issues due to poor initial manufacture practices and products. (Can you imagine that...?)
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/und...re-520831.html
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