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Old 11-29-2006, 06:40 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by durans54
Okay, Im at the point of trying to get the old floor out and am not sure if I can get it out whole, I doubt it. What do you guys recommend as far as making a pattern for a new floor just in case?
How soon are you starting? I might have an answer -- tho' it'll take a day to get it posted.


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Old 11-29-2006, 06:45 PM   #16
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Question, is the entire floor shot?

Or are just sections, any pic's?

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Old 11-29-2006, 07:01 PM   #17
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As far as when am I starting, Ive started, Ive cut the floor down the middle and cut the bolts off the sides, it seems its a little stuck under the sill on the edge.
The back 6-8 feet are shot and the front 6-7 feet are shot so not the WHOLE thing but enough to make it a pain.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:14 PM   #18
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This was taken a couple of days ago and Ive since removed a center section but there was no edge left to salvage. The rest of the corners are more or less there but Im not sure if I will have anything left once I get it out.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:50 PM   #19
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I had pretty good success with my front half shell on replacement by putting a 4x8 sheet under the frame and tracing the curve on the outside. Cut it with a jigsaw and slid it under. came out pretty good.
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:46 PM   #20
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Don't do this

a couple of thoughts, after replacing my floor, 3/4 of the whole thing from front to just before the bath

-take measurements at the floor to make sure the shell goes back in the same shape. Sounds dumb, but the shell can flex, and, well, it happens.

-I used marine ply, nominal 3/4" thick. I sealed it afterward with a two part expoxy sealant because I was still having problems with leaks, and the new floor was getting wet.

-since the floor is integral to the structure, that is, securing the shell of the thing to the frame, I would suggest replacing more rather then less. Sounds ugly, but my experience was that the body flexes and rivets pop if the floor isn't stiff enough.

Advantech sounds cool, impregnated with Phenolic resins... I always specify plywood rather then OSB at the recommendation of two engineers that I use, because OSB doesn't tolerate water as well as ply.

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