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Old 05-23-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Im rebuilding the cabs in the main cab of my 7.3 minuet. There seems to be a small "hump" in the floor over the main frame running fore and aft parallel to the wheel well cover. THe axels were replaced 7 mos ago. This is on the curb side where the ref and pantry are located. Everything seems solid, but the ' hump' concerns me. Should I just continue or get into the frame? Doing repairs to small areas of rotted floor and replacing and re- fastening the belly pan on that side just aft of the door everything seemed normal.

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Old 05-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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I'm having trouble visualizing where the hump is (and how big). A picture with some scribbles might help. You might try using a stud finder to determine whether the hump is coincident with a frame member. This might help you to decide whether it is evidence of a bent rail, or just plywood that is swelling with moisture. Speaking of which, you can get a cheap moisture sensor that is used in carpentry and stab it into the bulge to see if the moisture content is high relative to non-humpy areas of the trailer.

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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Removed the cabs on the curb side (new ones under const) then cut the floor up from the door to the bulkhead which is about 14" aft of the front of the wheel well. There is a definite hump in the floor but the frame looks great.
Very little rust. The insulation was in excellent condition and therefore replaced as found. If its slightly bent it hasn't affected the welds. Looks like the 'rug' will work fine.
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