So it looks like a couple of the fittings at my FW pump and the pump itself have been leaking some water. The carpet itself feels dry, but the wood (particle/density board) surrounding that area swelled and warped. I bought this 18 y/o van used with imaculant interior and I have it less than 6 months and this happens
Anyone have any remedies for the swelling/warped'ness?
If I could get a c-clamp in this location, I would be tempted to place a piece of heavy angle steel on either side of the wood and slowly squeeze the water/swelling out over the course of a few days. Unfortunately I can't get clamps on these piece of wood (corner of the rear bench/bed at the carpet)
Along that same line of thinking, I could drill a small hole in the wood, place the angle steel on either side with a matching hole, insert a bolt with a nut and slowly tighten it over the course of a few days. Once complete, fill the hole with some wood putty.
Obviously it'll never be perfect, but it really bothers me that this happens after all these years. Maybe the previous owners never used the FW tank and were able to avoid this issue in the first place.