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Old 07-28-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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Rotten bath floor

After gutting our 67 Ambassador I found 2/3 of the floor was rotten from a bad tub drain seal. Question...Is it best to drop the tank ( the supports & sheet metal pan needs to be replaced or try and work under the mass of plumbing to replace the ply floor. Your suggestions would help. I do not want to think about.......Thanks Teddy. Santa Barbara.....
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:27 AM   #2
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Howdy and welcome to Airforums.com, South Coast! You will find, as thousands of others have, that this is a fountain of excellent information.

In particular, rotten floors in vintage Airstreams is a very popular topic. I invite you to try out the search function to test that statement.

In the top dark blue horizontal bar, there is a selection for the various selections. I often use the "Google" version of our search, since it is so fast and gives excellent results. Put in "rotten floor" and you will see a LOT of interesting threads.

Here is what I mean.

Perhaps some members will point out their own threads where they experienced the work needed to repair this critical part of our trailers. Reading the fantastically detailed history of a repair is always a most interesting experience.

Good luck with your work, and we look forward to seeing photos of your trailer!
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Flooring Questions

Aage: If you don't mind may I piggy back on your discussion? If so here is my questions. First when laying the floor after cleaning the sub floor do you take out the interior and install the floor and then reinstall the interior or lay the floor and cut around the interior? Second when laying the floor do you lay the floor side to side or front to back. Third when laying the floor do you install or lay a pad under the flooring? I have seen and heard so much that I a puzzled on what to do.. Also do you use any glue in the install? I have posted a few photos to show the flooring and would like your and others advice.. Once again thanks for your help on this issue.

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Hi Teddy , as Aage said there are alot of people who have been there and done that. I am one of them. Check out this guys thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...n-h-73643.html, he did probablly what I believe you need to do. Make sure to upload pics as it will help the good people of the forums help you.
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Aage: If you don't mind may I piggy back on your discussion? If so here is my questions. First when laying the floor after cleaning the sub floor do you take out the interior and install the floor and then reinstall the interior or lay the floor and cut around the interior? Second when laying the floor do you lay the floor side to side or front to back. Third when laying the floor do you install or lay a pad under the flooring? I have seen and heard so much that I a puzzled on what to do.. Also do you use any glue in the install? I have posted a few photos to show the flooring and would like your and others advice.. Once again thanks for your help on this issue.

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Airdaddy,

Sorry it took a while for me to reply, I was away for a long weekend, wrestling with Henri, my own TT (travel trailer).
  • First when laying the floor after cleaning the sub floor do you take out the interior and install the floor and then reinstall the interior or lay the floor and cut around the interior?
You'll see if you read a couple of threads, that it can be done either way. People do it both ways with good results.
  • Second when laying the floor do you lay the floor side to side or front to back.
Same answer as your first question.
  • Third when laying the floor do you install or lay a pad under the flooring?
I think you need to have a smooth floor to get good results, but unless the material you use absolutely requires it, it's a toss-up for you to decide again. Keep in mind you want to keep additional weight to a minimum.
  • Also do you use any glue in the install?
I wouldn't unless again, it's absolutely required. Your trailer will go through temperature extremes through the seasons of the year, depending on where you live. A floating floor will let you get through those with less problems, IMHO.

The flooring you are putting in looks fabulous. Keep us informed as you go along!

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