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Old 10-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #29
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There are frame attach points that need to be repaired properly if you remove the floor. The floor is between the shell and the frame and you can't just cut it even with the walls and slap in a new piece. Spend some time over at the floor and frame section and get some background knowledge.

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:59 AM   #30
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Thanks Perry, I've actually reviewed many of the postings about floor replacement in the floors section. I spent about 2 hours last night reading up on it. I would say that up to this point it sounds Greek to me. Is this common when you first start? I hope so! I'm excited and scared at that same time! Haha thanks again!
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #31
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I was able to remove my entry door lockset and take it to locksmith to have it re keyed. If you have the KT lock/ door handle you can buy a new tumbler and install it yourself.
Pretty easy stuff especially with your Pops help.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:22 AM   #32
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That is not much floor rot. You can probably just put in a new section and call it good. Usually you get pieces that will fit through the trimmed hole and attach those to the bottom of the floor with panel adhesive and screws. Then you just screw the new piece down to the bridge piece that you just attached.

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Thanks Perry, I've actually reviewed many of the postings about floor replacement in the floors section. I spent about 2 hours last night reading up on it. I would say that up to this point it sounds Greek to me. Is this common when you first start? I hope so! I'm excited and scared at that same time! Haha thanks again!
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:17 AM   #33
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if you cut out that secioin and rust proof the framw you see underneath it, you can patch in some plywood and be good to go. Unless you find a lot more rotted areas. See if you can tell where it was leaking
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I don't think the area was cause by water, I think carpenter ants were involved! As soon as I get it to my place I am going to spray for them and then diagnose the issue, this is I. The opposite side of the front. what do you think?

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I would go for the patch. Mine had rot in both the front and the rear of the trailer to the extent that I decided to replace the entire floor. When you get it home, open the rear hatch and get a good look at the wood back there. That is one of the notorious areas for rot. If it is locked, the locksmith can pick it for you.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:32 PM   #36
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Awesome buy you can do it where are those great deals when I am looking! Do not get shaken by the thread cost estimates do some shopping and you will find that althought it will cost some it is not all that much! More later. If you need help ask!
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #37
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I am at this point where I am putting it back together and this included frame repair all the floor replacement wood bought and cut so far with axles and all the rest I have 2500.00 invested (my new tools were included my labor charge which she agreed to) so you can save money if you do it yourself!
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I got the back hatch open last night..
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Battery tray doesn't look too bad. PLumbing not leaking anywhere? Or have you tried hooking up the water to it?
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I don't think the area was cause by water, I think carpenter ants were involved! As soon as I get it to my place I am going to spray for them and then diagnose the issue, this is I. The opposite side of the front. what do you think?

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looks like water leaked on the floor there...the dark spots...
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I haven't hooked it up any water to it yet and honestly as soon as it gets to my place this evening I'm going to take high resolution pics and set up a photo sharing site that will allow for better pictures. anything specifically I should take more detailed pictures of and post them? I am going to at least have one helper here for the project.. His name is Aspen! He's lacking tools but he'll be there for moral support! Hehe

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I don't think the area was cause by water, I think carpenter ants were involved! As soon as I get it to my place I am going to spray for them and then diagnose the issue, this is I. The opposite side of the front. what do you think?

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The front floor damage looks similar to what I had in the TW.
The front wing windows are notorious for leaking. The plastic surrounds on the wings make it difficult to check for leaks.
When you address that part of the floor drill out the rivets at the bottom half of the interior skin. You’ll be able to pull back the panel and insulation and see if water has been collecting in the channel by rusted bolts, corroded “C” channel and funky insulation.

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