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Hi all as I said in another post I was on holiday and had a fuel filter housing unit problem got it sorted with your help now after all the bumping down roads in Ireland I noticed the floor has sunk around an inch and there is a big gap between it and the floor looks like the floor under the van was rotten and with the weight of the leisure battery and something I think has something to do with the heating on that side and a few things we has stirred it's only when we lifted the seat to unload we noticed the damage can any one recommend what I can do please the motorhome is a bessacarr e495
 

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Oh dear that doesn't sound good at all.

Can you post some photos on here as there are one or two folks who maybe able to offer some advice. Failing that there are specialised forums for self build motorhomes who may be able to help.

Do you think it is something you are able to tackle, by this I mean are you the practical type?
Yes i will get pictures this week and post them up I think there might have been a leek around the window and it ran down the inside of the wall and rotted the bottom of the frame that holds the wall to the floor that's just a thought as I only got bit last year and it seemed ok till we went on the long trip as I said would like to try to fix it myself but I would need help to see what way the floor frame is put together I put all my savings into buying it and don't have a lot for a big repair that's way I'm going to try to fix it first
 

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Yes i will get pictures this week and post them up I think there might have been a leek around the window and it ran down the inside of the wall and rotted the bottom of the frame that holds the wall to the floor that's just a thought as I only got bit last year and it seemed ok till we went on the long trip as I said would like to try to fix it myself but I would need help to see what way the floor frame is put together I put all my savings into buying it and don't have a lot for a big repair that's way I'm going to try to fix it first
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1st picture is the crack from the inside when I pulled back the cables the other ones is the underside as you see I dont know how to reattach the floor to the wall will have to try to cut out rotten wood and replace the underneath floor just need advice on how to fix it also might be hard to see but floor has dropped about an inch in that corner do i use a bottle jack to lift the floor when I replace the bad bit on the underside of the van thanks for any help I look forward to any replays
Ps the shadow in the ist picture is of me it's not damp
 

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Out of interest have you had the MH long? Did you buy it from a dealer? If so is it still in warranty with them?
Had it a year last week no got it private when I got it I looked round it no problem but as I said rough roads showed the problem that was under the lineo
You say you suspect a window has been leaking not an unlikely, even so that needs to be checked and if so remedied before doing the floor, it might be the leak has just run down the inside of the wall in this case fix the leak properly and it should just dry out, but it might have leaked between the inner and out parts of the wall this is serious as it could track quite widely, as for the floor not seeing it is a real problem, could you take a picture from further away so we can see how large an area the problem covers.

I would think that the problem possibly extends to both sides of the van, but in any case you don't want a joint in the middle of where you walk, hopefully it's just on one side and can be sorted under one of the seats/sofas, the thickness and type of sheet you use is important if you want it to last you out or if its a fix and flog repair.

I might also suggest you get friendly with a decent joiner failing that maybe get one to come around and quote for the job and if expensive ask a lot of questions on method and materials.
It will be fixed up to keep and I checked it's only that side the leak mush have been fixed long ago as the rotten wood is bone dry and crumbling not damp or wet I'm getting extreria grade ply I will keep you all informed when I get all the bits together to do it
 

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It looks like black underseal has been sprayed underneath in that section. That suggests there may have been an issue that was covered over.
clearly the rotten floor wood needs cutting back till sound timber is found.
its possible the side panel is just bonded to the floor (glued) but I might be tempted to bond an aluminium right angle strip to the side skirt that supports the floor so you can put a few screws in through the floor.
have a look where the floor to wall join is good and see if there are ant clues to how its fixed.
Thanks pat h
 

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Thanks pat h
I agree with you pat seems like it had been opened before I have gotten all my batons and ply wood and gear I need help with one more thing the plastic case that holds the liesure battery passes through the floor and I don't know how to remove it or if it's glued or how it held to the floor as I need to take it out to put the new floor in can any one help
Hopefully I have posted this in the right place if not you can remove it to were I should post it

Thanks martin
 

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If no visible fixings then likely bonded in place.
I'd cut the floor round the battery and examine it when removed. Not that you have to fix it back the way it was. The weight of the battery holds it down and the lip round the top holds it.
Thanks pat will give it a go if my cables are long enough when I do get it apart I will mount the battery in a box on top of the floor but will keep you updated as I get on with it hopefully the weekend is good weather as I will be working outside
Thanks Martin
 
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