I'm in the process of a shell on floor replacement. The main reason for the shell on is b/c I do not have the means or funds for a warehouse. I am going to attempt to remove the floor, paint the frame and replace the floor in stages. I currently reside in south florida and since my trailer is outside, I don't want the entire floor out if a hurricane comes. Otherwise, I'll have one big aluminum ballon
I removed a piece of the front floor today and noticed a couple things.
1. The most forward piece of ply is 3/4 but it splices up to 5/8 w/ a 5/8 shim underneath. Is/was this the norm in airstream construction. The same applies in the rear. The PO removed the rear in hopes of a renovation but decided to sell. I purchased it gutted w/ the exterior plywood temporarily fastened for transportation.
2. I've read in the forums that during a shell off the front and rear c channels stay attached to the shell. Seems like its going to be a trick to remove the forward elevator bolts, being that they are under the c channel. Suggestions for easiest removal?
I hope the attached pics help with my explanation.
I also have noticed some rust issues on the frame and want to know what i may need to replace. I will address that to the forum soon.
thank you in advance