I Have A Sagging Floor And Possible Leak In My Starcraft Expandable Travel Trailer
by Michel Loiello
(Pointe Claire, QC. Canada)
My Hybrid Travel Star (about 9 years old) has developed a sagging floor just beside the bench seat which holds the water pump, fresh water holding tank and water heater. I haven't seen any water leakage anywhere. The floor covering extends the length/width of the trailer so I assume one would see water if there was a leak.
My question is: Before I attempt to remove the interior floor covering of my trailer I would like to know how a floor is constructed. Are there any floor stringers or is it just a piece of 1 1/2 inch laminate crossing the entire surface of the floor that rests on 2 steel frames? I can't tell from beneath because it is well sealed with very heavy plastic sheeting.
If the floor laminate is corroded what type of problem would I encounter if I were to replace it? Remove all furniture, carpet, walls etc????
Any comments would be appreciated.
ANSWER: Greetings Michel thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
You have a lot of questions about your Starcraft Travel Star Expandable Trailer. The best way to get all the answers to your question is to contact Starcraft RV Incorporated. You are a very lucky RV owner in that the manufacturer of your RV is still in business. In fact they still manufacture Travel Star Expandable Trailers. Below is their contact information.
Starcraft RV, Inc.
903 S. Main St.
PO Box 460
Middlebury, IN 46540
Starcraft RV. Incorporated
When you contact them you will need the year and model of your Travel Trailer and they may even ask for the serial number. I know that your travel trailer is no longer in warranty, but you may be surprised on how willing they are to give you answers to your questions.
Hopefully the above information has been helpful to you.
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