Saturday, December 9, 2023


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

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!


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Dustin Simpson
Dustin Simpson
With over 25 years in the RV Industry, Mr. Dustin Simpson has worn many hats. From an RV Technician, Warranty & Parts Administrator, Parts & Service Manager and Business Owner. Outside of these typical roles and responsibilities within the industry, Dustin enjoys being a Content Creator, Brand Ambassador, Author, and Expert Witness. He has served as an expert witness in multiple cases in California, Washington, Idaho, and Texas. His repair facility has been servicing customers at the same location since 2003. What sets us apart from the dealerships is we are here to fix and maintain what you have, and not sell you a new one. Whether you own a million-dollar unit or an entry level, my message to you will be the same, it needs to be maintained.



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UPRIG (@guest_257253)
1 month ago

Fail… should at least give a ‘guesstimate’ high/low $$$$$$$$$$…

DAVE (@guest_257262)
1 month ago
Reply to  UPRIG

I agree, well with Dustin that is!!!
I don’t see how they could give an estimate not even a “ball bark” one. That could be a whole floor replacement, along with a wall or something else, plumbing window or roof leak, who knows. Even when they get the vehicle, they still can’t give an accurate estimate! I’m sure they will give a look & see estimate & if will be expensive.

Bill Byerly (@guest_257268)
1 month ago
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