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Old 03-26-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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Floor Repair

I've got rot in my floors in the front corners it looks like. None in the bathroom so far.

What is the best way to repair and seal these using the patch method?
I really don't want to go frame off if I don't need to but I also want a quality end result.

thoughts?
i'll try and get pictures soon.

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Old 03-26-2015, 04:09 PM   #2
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You can cut out a square piece and then attach pieces below the floor for the patch to rest on. You really need to find the leaks first. The rear end of the trailer is also suspect. If the rear end if rotten it gets more involved. Best way to find leaks is to remove inner skins and sit out there in the rain.

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Old 03-26-2015, 08:09 PM   #3
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A rotten section in the front is not nearly as bad as one in the rear. The front is supported by the frame to the ball and the weight of the shell holds it down. If the floor is rotten in the front, there is not that much stress or movement so a patch should do the job.

In the rear, the frame is unsupported and will want to drop down and separate from the shell when the floor rots. So replacing a larger section is usually warranted to keep the structure intact. A frame off should be a last resort if there is extensive damage to the floor and frame.

When you can post some pictures of the damage, it will be easier to advise on how to repair it.
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If the damage in the front is where the attach points are then that is a problem. It sounds like the damage is in the transition area which is not structural. Damage has to be really bad on both ends to warrant a shell off.

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:26 AM   #5
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thanks for the insight.

as far as we can tell the rear looks good.
I'm hoping the front door and the front corners are the worst of it.
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I dried then applied "git rot" epoxy. West Marine has it. Poured a lot near the wall. Soaked in a lot! I drilled many many holes halfway into the floor and injected the epoxy inside... Nice easy fix!
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Good idea. We cut pat out the other sections are solid but look to have damage. So the epoxy may be the trick
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