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Old 09-22-2015, 03:23 AM   #1
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Sub floor choices

I have a 72 Argosy. bought it semi gutted and we park it in the mountains from March till November and just use it as a bunk house. No electric. Only solar lights a fan and a composting toilet. Noticed the floor getting soft in the rear and brought it home for some TLC. The PO had removed some of the skin near the rear bumper including the storage box on the bumper. When I got down and inspected I could see the edge of the subfloor so I know where the water came in so I plan to replace the entire sub floor. It must have been done once since I don't find any elevator bolts only lag screws. My question is what alternatives are there for a sub floor. Dropping the belly pan this weekend but so far the frame looks pretty good. Plan is to seal the frame real well and new sub floor. Is there a composite or something I can use and maybe not put the belly pan back in? There is no water system so no tanks to worry bout. It travels to the mountains in the spring and back in the late fall and otherwise stays put. Love to hear the wisdom and opinions from the group.

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Old 09-22-2015, 05:56 AM   #2
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We used Nylo board (sheets) in our AS and are very happy with it. It is expensive and was on back order so had to wait to put it in but it is light weight, strong and odorless and no harder to work with than plywood. It's totally water resistant and we think will last my lifetime.

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Old 09-22-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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i used 5/8" puck board (HDPE) in the places it had been previously replaced

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It is heavier than plywood so i did not do the whole floor
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