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Old 04-14-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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Question Floor installation

I have read quite a bit of good information on replacing the floor so feel confident in tackling my floor repair. Just one question for right now, if you are going to replace a full sheet across the width of the trailer do you cut it at some point where the joint will fall on a support and install it as two pieces or can you somehow get the uncut sheet to go in across the width ? or if its only bad on the ends at the wall just replace that portion and leave the center as is?

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Old 04-14-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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I have read quite a bit of good information on replacing the floor so feel confident in tackling my floor repair. Just one question for right now, if you are going to replace a full sheet across the width of the trailer do you cut it at some point where the joint will fall on a support and install it as two pieces or can you somehow get the uncut sheet to go in across the width ? or if its only bad on the ends at the wall just replace that portion and leave the center as is?

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There are many variables. The best and strongest method, in my opinion, is to remove the shell and replace the entire floor. The sheets span across the width of the trailer, and are joined every 4 feet, across the crossmembers.
Some have installed split sheets, split in the middle, others have patched bad areas successfully.
It depends on what you want to end up with, and what you are willing to put up with, and how much money and effort you want to pour into your trailer.
I believe that a rotten floor's best friend is a rotten frame. Not sure how you can do a quality repair with the belly pan on and the shell on as well.
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I know that one or two others have slid in full width sheets in the back to repair rear floor rot. It only works because the corner radius give you enough clearance to turn the sheet. The other way is to do a "clamshell" where you slide the sheet in from the end by bending the frame down and jacking up the shell.

Both of these are back a ways and may need some searching to locate.

I did what Uwe did; took the whole thing apart. You need to assess the condition of the frame before you make a decision.
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I agree with Uwe and markdoane. We all took similar approaches. It's been a lot of work, however I feel the my wife and I can use our trailer for many years without any worries.
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Smile Floor installation

Thanks will try to research this section more and see what else I can find, have time won't start on floor for at least 3 to 4 weeks. Will look at frame after cutting out damage area and since belly pan is off at rear will look inside there also.

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