Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-05-2014, 07:49 PM   #29
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 29' Ambassador
Riverside , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 28
Remove all insulation today. Want to start on replacing the subfloor.
__________________

__________________
santina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 09:50 PM   #30
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
The floor is the best place to start!
__________________

__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 10:46 PM   #31
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 29' Ambassador
Riverside , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 28
How do I replace it? Is it a piecemeal replacement?
__________________
santina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 10:54 PM   #32
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 29' Ambassador
Riverside , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 28
Any good links for the steps involved in subfloor replacement. Taking out the entire shell seems intimidating. Please advise me on the alternatives I want to get started with this project within the next few days
__________________
santina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 11:52 PM   #33
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
You only need to replace what is weak and rotten.

I ended up replacing a full sheet in the bath.

I ended up using a second sheet pieced in around the front windows and under were the refrigerator was.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 11:54 PM   #34
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 29' Ambassador
Riverside , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 28
So do you you mean the subfloor has to be taken out in patches? I would like to replace the whole floor (maybe the OCD in me )
__________________
santina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 11:55 PM   #35
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
I did not remove the shell, and I only dropped the belly pan under the black tank and bath.

I replaced the floor that needed replacing only. 80% of my floor was sound.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 11:58 PM   #36
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 29' Ambassador
Riverside , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 28
Could you give me a brief step by step? so the bolts must be removed from the c-channel and a new cut of plywood replacing it. Bolts are removed from below?
__________________
santina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 12:00 AM   #37
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
Is your floor trashed?

If not, why would you think that new plywood is any better than the wood that has already lasted 40 years?

Be careful diving into a project. Lots of people start very aggressively and never get their projects back together.

I have six months of labor in my trailer and only spent a couple or a few days on the floor.

You just started a big project , I recommend not making it bigger than it needs to be.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 12:08 AM   #38
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
Look on profile in my posts on the forum. One of my first few posts was on a thread called "Lotsa water damage".

There is a description and photo of what I did on my floor.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 12:14 AM   #39
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
The volte will almost for sure be so rusted that they will break.

I used a circular saw to cut the rotten sections of floor first , thereby giving me Access to both the nut and the bolt.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 12:59 AM   #40
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 29' Ambassador
Riverside , California
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 28
I thought changing the floor would also give easy access to the tanks. I wants to for sure change the tanks. Is there another rote to access the tanks?
__________________
santina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 01:07 AM   #41
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
Where do I start with my 73 ambassador

Both tanks will come out of the bottom.

Look for frame rust through near the black tank before getting too far along.

I replaced 4 feet of frame on the back of my trailer, it turns out that doody water is pretty corrosive.

It must have been leaking for decades.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 01:08 AM   #42
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
I replaced my black tank and adder a grey tank to my trailer.
__________________

__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1966 Airstream Sovereign 30 - Georgia riess.a Airstream Classifieds 0 01-27-2014 07:25 PM
Where do I start? slo-an Full-Timing 9 01-08-2012 07:47 AM
2004 LY *Won't Start, No Power* Help RAG General Motorhome Topics 15 12-27-2011 04:41 PM
Ambassador :: 1971 Airstream Ambassador nascar427 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 11:07 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.