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Old 04-14-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
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I have owned my trailer for about a year and decided to do a bit of remodeling. After tearing out the front couch and kitchen cabinets I found rot in my floor around the front window rolling towards the door. Does anyone have any suggestions how to remove and the bad subfloor and replace it. Or am I in for a larger than anticipated project?
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Old 04-14-2007, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hi Peter...welcome to the forums and Vintage trailer ownership I had rot under the front windows on my 75 and near the door. I replaced the entire front section of plywood. I did in by cutting a sheet in half on a bevel, then used a backing plate under the joint. I covered the joint in glue and screwed it about 4" on center. The reason I cut the plywood in half was to make it easier to get back in under the C-channel at the front. You are probably going to need to pull the belly pan and banana wraps too and check your outriggers and frame for rust. Good news is that the outriggers are still available from an Airstream Dealer and they aren't horribly expensive. Or you can fabricate them out of 18 gauge steel.

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Old 04-14-2007, 02:29 PM   #3
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Peter,

It is possible to replace pieces of the floor is you use plywood splines under the edges with glue and screws. Whether or not that makes sense depends on how extensive the damage is. Also you can examine the condition of the frame under the bad part of the floor it you cut out the bad places first. If things look OK you you might be able to save yourself the trouble of opening up the bottom.

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I have owned my trailer for about a year and decided to do a bit of remodeling. After tearing out the front couch and kitchen cabinets I found rot in my floor around the front window rolling towards the door. Does anyone have any suggestions how to remove and the bad subfloor and replace it. Or am I in for a larger than anticipated project?
Thanks Peter
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