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Old 08-22-2014, 10:06 AM   #15
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Most of the rest is solid, but that one area is rotted all the way into the channel. I removed all but two large bolts and one smaller on that attaches the frame and channel together.

So, should i remove the whole piece? Or use Get Rot and some epoxy paint? I just struggle on how i am going to slide this piece of wood into the channel... How did they do that at the factory? At some point they had to have had cut pieces to do it otherwise how? I saw a thread where someone had done it with two and was spiced in the center. I thought of splicing it in two places over the frame where there was support for the splice.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #16
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:23 PM   #17
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Kill all the rot and put some fiberglass cloth and resin in the hole. You might get away with fiberglass re-enforced bondo. Looks like all the front floor needs replacing from a foot or so right of the door onward.

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Old 08-22-2014, 03:42 PM   #18
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yep i've removed a large piece. I wanted to cut it back far enough so the joints would be over the frame. i was just concerned about the area above the spare tire well. it will be under the gaucho so there really isn't going to be any traffic there. I thought if i replaced all the board up front i would be better off. Just didn't know how to fit it all in the channel.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:15 PM   #19
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Might have to remove the c-channel on the front end.

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Old 08-22-2014, 10:19 PM   #20
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I was afraid of that...
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:17 AM   #21
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In my thread on replacing the subfloor in a classic motorhome, I showed the profile that I cut the coosa to ease getting it into the C channel. I left 1/2" of the insert at 5/8" but bevelled the rest by 10 degrees.

As to fitting pieces into your trailer I would cut back your old floor to another cross frame (overlapping it by half) further than you need. This way you could fit and install the curved end easily and with half lap joints easily fit the remaining 14 or so inches side to side with a half lap joint in the middle.

It's difficult to explain but imagine if I had a curve end when I did the front of my Classic. I would had installed the Coosa along the back, sliding it into the channel and then placed the straight forward square pieces with a half lap joint in the middle. The half lap just replaces the tonque and groove joint with the bottom half being fully over the cross rails.

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On the rear of mine I ended up cutting the floor into three sections. One for the center section that had to be pushed between the c-channel and the hold down plate and one for each curved side. I also added extra angle iron to the frame rails and made and extra outrigger so that each panel had its own support structure. I have seen others do the half lap thing where they milled the top and bottom of the floor to support each other. Here is what I did which maybe overkill.

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Old 08-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #23
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Is out! Not a bit of rot in the forward area left...

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All cleaned out. Now I am going to use the three piece method of replacement with a two inch overlap. Not really that much rust anywhere in this area. Most of the rust i had was the elevator bolts that I've removed and the tongue which i have POR 15 to cover.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:11 PM   #24
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Banana Removal coming up.

I guess i need to get the banana wrap off to get to the underside and install the elevator bolts. It looks like i have to remove the bump strip too and the grey insert, how is it installed? Do i need to repurchase the strip once removed or is it able to be reinserted? I haven't even started that yet just wanted to know what i was in for.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:28 PM   #25
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My 81 has a rub rail/belly band that has a blue insert trim. You remove the trim then drill out the rivets. The newer trailers have a real crappy insert that glues on and I am not sure how that works. My feeling is that the newer insert is a one time deal but someone might contradict me on that. If I had a new trailer I think I would be temped to buy some old trim with the removable insert and throw away the factory junk. I don't know which your trailer has.

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What is painted grey on the boards?
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The grey stuff looks like Trempro 635 sealant normally used to seal the outside skin. The stuff works well in so many different applications.
http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/..._p/vts-267.htm
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:45 PM   #28
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Smile End Cap Removed

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Repaired my end cap and the buckling of the roof. Now, what kind of insulation do i need to put in the end cap area? of course first item is to check for leaks up front. then its all back together.
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