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Old 03-14-2016, 03:44 PM   #29
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Spray the mold down with undiluted white distilled vinegar and let it set for an hour.
I them mixed bleach and water and sprayed it on light covering.
This seemed to have killed everything

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Old 03-14-2016, 08:07 PM   #30
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Spray the mold down with undiluted white distilled vinegar and let it set for an hour.
I them mixed bleach and water and sprayed it on light covering.
This seemed to have killed everything
Fortunately it didn't quite kill "everything". I guess you had good ventilation or diluted the bleach well enough.

Bleach + Vinegar = Toxic Chlorine Gas. While the combination does create a good disinfectant, these two common cleaning agents should never be used at the same time. Why: Adding any weak acid to bleach will release toxic chlorine and chloramine vapors.

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Old 05-01-2016, 10:45 PM   #31
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I just gutted my 74 sovereign...I cut three rows down the subfloor, middle and 4 inches from edge. I recut the edge closer to c channel with sawzall right near it...was able to pry old plywood in chunks out with a nail puller, flat bar and hammer. This was time consuming but worked. Bolts and screws have to be cut out with zip disk or sawzall, careful with sawzall if it bounces you get a nice gouge in lower belly pane. did that once oops... Have it set on off cuts of plywood on all outriggers to keep hull stable. Adding new steel in center of frame for new subfloor. ALWAYS have edges of subfloor on frame, glue together at all seems. Always have new subfloor sideways, never put plywood the lengthways, it's shear strength is from end to end. So as the structure moves it can absorb the vibration. I will be giving my new subfloor 3 coats of protection, edges is a must. Use cardboard templates to get curves right and cut plywood with a jigsaw to match. New bolts through c-channel through subfloor on edges is a must. Once floor is in you can safely remove belly pan edge pieces and bolt floor down, then just pop the pan back up. I will also be using pl 300 subfloor glue where it contacts frame for massive extra strength, along with new screws.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:48 PM   #32
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Wondering about frame on technique. The rear corner of my AS is rotted. I've cut some of the subfloor plywood out to check things out. Should I replace the entire back sheet of plywood side to side? And how do I sneak it into the c channel if I do. I haven't taken the bottom skins off yet as I am kind of scared to. Will this become an evidently easier task once I take the skins off the interior? I am dreading the replacement of the subfloor, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:18 PM   #33
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Bolts in the C Channel

It is not that hard to replace the last sheet of plywood. You will be able to push the frame down and slide the new piece in through the back of the trailer.

You will have to remove the interior skins to do the job.

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