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Old 08-04-2010, 07:24 AM   #1
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How is this supposed to fit?

I am almost finished replacing the bathroom sub-floor but am unsure about this. Is the sidewall supposed to fit tight against the sub-floor or a little away from it. I tried to pull the wall in but it does not seem to move. It is tight at the rear of the floor but not the side. Photo's attached.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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The floor floats in the channel, the through bolting locks it down, not interferance fit with outsides of the channel.

I religiously copied the rotten end floor piece into marine plywood and came up with inch wide gaps for my trouble.

Without making a perfect "before" blueprint of the exact dimensions of the aluminum only and observing how the shell has relaxed after the old floor was removed...

And then accounting for the new floor wood-to-channel insertion friction deflecting the shell outlines...

It turns into a generalized crap-shoot to get the shell centered & side length even.

From the outside use the bumper frame attachment point(s) to benchmark where the shell drifts/drifted to from center and hope there is enough wood to clamp where it lines up at... Remember you can add outriggers if needed!
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I am sorry - I do not unstand what you mean - I think what you mean is center it and bold it down - and do not worry to much about the gap. If this is not correct please explain.

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:44 AM   #4
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Hey folks I need one more thing - if someone could post a picture of how the rear bumper cover is supposed to look when closed - Does it line up with the rear of the bumber? Should have taked a pic before I removed it lol.
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Check out my Gt thread, It may answer alot of questions for you

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f416...nte-26902.html
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:41 PM   #6
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Aerowood - I appreciate your help but I went thru 107 post on your link and did not see an answer to my question, if there is one, please tell me which post as I quit at 107.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:39 PM   #7
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Is the frame supported and level?
When you look down the side of your Airstream from front to back, does the wall look like it's bulging out at the rear where the floor replacement is happening? If your floor was tight before you removed it, and you copied it exactly, you should end up with it tight again. If not, the shell has changed shape, and needs to be checked out as throughly as possible for sags and bulges. I was as careful as I could be and still have some places where the subfloor is about 1/2" away from the wall skin, but It's straight and has no bulges.

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This is off my parts trailer - don't know if its original, I tore out all that long ago on my project trailer.
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