Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Friday, September 20, 2013

Finished at Tiffin, but not with Red Bay



In Red Bay, Alabama...

Surprisingly, we were called to bay 44 the next day after the windows and the other punch list items were completed.  Tiffin has dedicated bays 44, 45 and 46 to the recall fix of the wet bay floor. Two techs  went right to work removing all the tanks and the wooden flooring. Like most Tiffin motor homes built roughly between 2005 and 2010, Phannie's floor was a rotten mess. Replaced with a plastic-fiberglass composite floor, there will be no more problems with her wet bay floor. 

There was an added bonus--the workers found the leak! When they removed the tanks, it was obvious that the shower drain plumbing had been leaking. The water from the shower had been leaking down around the tanks and onto the wet bay floor, accelerating its deterioration and absorbing an unmistakable 'aroma' in the process. The techs quickly dispatched the leak, replaced the floor and reinstalled the tanks.  Good as new!

Here's a photo of the remnants of the old wooden floor.  How could the designers possibly have thought wooden flooring in a wet bay was a good idea?



Here's the new floor being installed:



After paying our bill, we drove Phannie back to her parking spot at the Tiffin campground for her last night there.  The next day, we will be moving to the overflow campground down the street while the remainder of Phannie's non-Tiffin upgrades are completed.  After more than two weeks, we were glad to be moving on from here.

7 comments:

  1. nasty looking rotten wood!!
    hope the rest of the upgrades go quickly!!

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    1. I couldn't believe we were driving around like that. Ugh!

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  2. Eeeuuuuwww. That wood is stinky! I can smell it here in Montana! Looking forward to hearing about your other upgrades.

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    1. It was so gross! I hope you get fresh air soon; Montana is a good bet for that. Our best!

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  3. Just looking at that left over floor junk makes me a bit queasy:)

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  4. Us too! We couldn't believe it was so bad; there was no indication apparent of the problem.

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  5. Howdy Sandy & Mike,
    Y'all are lucky that 'rotten', stinkin' mess didn't fallout in that pretty 'port' on your house !!! How it ever stayed under there is a mystery... Glad you made it back to GOD'S COUNTRY safely, even if it is COWTOWN !!! Be glad, Mike, that your not haulin' around Imelda Marcos !!!
    Have a HAPPY DAY or two before FIGHTING THE HOOSTUN TRAFFIC !!! I don't take Georgie Boy closer than Montgomery county, to that idiotic bunch of illegal dope smugglers !! When the cops get after one of them they'll run into, over or under you !!!!

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