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Old 05-16-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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Tore out the carpet and then...........

Tore out the large pieces of carpet and still need to pry out the pieces under the cabinets. The wood floor is in great shape except by the doorway. The rot does not go to far. How much wood should I replace? How far apart are the supports under the wood floor? I am assuming that where I see screws is roughly where I can cut up to.



Here is another interesting pic. I assume this is the original flooring. No evidence that it was replaced. The wood says this side should be down, yet it was layed up. Any ideas?

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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Akronguy, The OSB is correctly layed - the side you are viewing is the non weather side. Not that weather is involved with insulation and belly in place, but at least the minimum if it exists at all. Cheers!
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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I've got this exact repair to make in my 84 Sovereign. My floor is regular plywood. Is there a better material to use, or some way to coat it? I'm guessing this is common, and results from years of the door opening when it's raining.
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I'd say just cut it back to solid wood, then you can patch in a new piece. Doesn't look too bad.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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It's not from the door being left open in the rain. Any leak above the door area will run around the door frame and into the coach.
It could be a vent or seam, light above the door etc.. Anywhere the water can get in.
Because of the door frame the water is concentrated in the areas each side of the door.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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Look for loose rivets. That is what made my door leak. If there are loose rivets in the door frame or at the rivets above it, it will leak no matter how good or bad the door gasket is. Also make sure the hinge brackets are sealed. Cut out all the bad wood and make square edges. A vibrating saw is the best thing to use to cut the floor. You don't need to worry about ribs too much. You can put pieces under the old floor to act as a bridge. Panel adhesive ( liquid nails) will add strength as well as screws. There is a plate right in front of the door that will add support to the floor.

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I do have a theory on the entrance way damage which is the aluminum piece over the stairs does not extend far enough and the water that gets to the other side of the step through the step guide and sits directly on the wood held in by the pink insulation stuff. I extended my plate to include coverage for that space. Just my thoughts which are probably wrong!
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You sure the floor in the back is not rotten? If it does not leak there, it will.

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Old 05-17-2014, 08:10 PM   #9
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You sure the floor in the back is not rotten? If it does not leak there, it will.

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Removed the couch today and more rotten wood is under there ....not much but it will also have to cut out. Looks like a window had developed a leak there. Also the wood under the battery compartments and transformer are darkened, but dry. May have been wet at one time, WIll leave that wood there...at least for now. Once those repairs are done, I will see what is under the twin beds which hopefully will be nothing!
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