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    Rottening slideout floor 2018 cyclone

    I need to express my disappointment about the design failure of my 2018 cyclone. My slideout floors should not be having water damage. One simple, low cost preventive measure could have been add at the factory that would have eliminated this issue for Heartland owners. A simple slideout floor or waterdrip edging installed on the bottom edge of all the slideouts could have prevented the floor damage. Sad to say, I will be spending my time repairing rotten floors, instead of enjoying my RV. I was so excited to buy my Cyclone, as I thought it was top of the line quality. My mistake. Costumers should matter. Disappointed.

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    Re: Rottening slideout floor 2018 cyclone

    Hi elisadoucet,

    Sorry to hear about your problem. Heartland has been putting protective material on slide floors for a number of years to prevent this. If your Cyclone is missing this and just has bare wood on the edges, you should call Heartland Customer Service at 877-262-8032 / 574-262-8030. Have your VIN # ready. Perhaps Heartland will grant a goodwill accommodation to correct the problem for you.


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    Re: Rottening slideout floor 2018 cyclone

    Quote Originally Posted by danemayer View Post
    Hi elisadoucet,

    Sorry to hear about your problem. Heartland has been putting protective material on slide floors for a number of years to prevent this. If your Cyclone is missing this and just has bare wood on the edges, you should call Heartland Customer Service at 877-262-8032 / 574-262-8030. Have your VIN # ready. Perhaps Heartland will grant a goodwill accommodation to correct the problem for you.
    Danemayer, it has protective material on it but has failed.

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    Re: Rottening slideout floor 2018 cyclone

    That plastic sheeting they put on probably isnít water repellent as much as they think it is. Those of us with older rigs learned to cover the exposed edges of slide floors (regardless of what HL did) with aluminum cap and a generous application of caulk before attaching. Then cover that with Eternabond tape.

    On some slides, it looked like Bubba colored the edges of the wood with a Magic Marker.


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    Re: Rottening slideout floor 2018 cyclone

    My 2018 is doing the same thing. Disapointing to say the least. Mine now have tons of silicone and patches. Put sheet metal on the bottom of one to limp it along, just waiting on the fridge to fall out. Idiotic design.

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    Re: Rottening slideout floor 2018 cyclone

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDar View Post
    That plastic sheeting they put on probably isnít water repellent as much as they think it is. Those of us with older rigs learned to cover the exposed edges of slide floors (regardless of what HL did) with aluminum cap and a generous application of caulk before attaching. Then cover that with Eternabond tape.

    On some slides, it looked like Bubba colored the edges of the wood with a Magic Marker.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mwc View Post
    My 2018 is doing the same thing. Disapointing to say the least. Mine now have tons of silicone and patches. Put sheet metal on the bottom of one to limp it along, just waiting on the fridge to fall out. Idiotic design.
    Seem like they should do something about it. We shouldn't have to pay tens of thousands for a product that doesn't last 2 years. I'm soooo disappointed in my Cyclone

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