Originally Posted by jjkitt
1965 Safari with floor rot just inside the door to the left. And while I know there could be many factors contributing to this I wonder if perhaps anyone knows if the stove vent (which appears to be suspect) would likely contribute to rot in this location? Or perhaps is water coming in from the belly pan and rotting the floor here? Either way I need to replace this section of floor. Any advice on removal and replacement?
This is a very common spot for an Airstream to have rotten floor. I could be anything on that side of the trailer, between the door frame and the wheel well, leaking. This is just the spot where the floor channel has a gap near the door frame, so that is where the water meets the subfloor and rots. It could be the door hinge, door frame, stove vent, door seal, window frame, panel lap joint, etc...
Water rolls downhill.
Floor replacement is basically what Melody Ranch advises, however-
I would set the depth of cut at 5/8" to start, then use an oscillating cutter to finish the cut.