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Old 09-18-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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Bath time and sub floor question

Doesn't everyone take their AS to the car wash.

I'm at sort of a conundrum. Should I replace the floor? The sub floor cleaned up pretty nice for it's age. There is no rot or weakness that I've found anywhere. There is some slight splitting from age or dryness here and there but nothing too bad.
There are holes that had the typical protrusions through them. Should I just patch them and move on? I plan on removing the floor to clean & POR-15 the frame. Surprisingly again the frame is in really good shape so we're very fortunate in those regards.
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:29 AM   #2
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Tony, I am not an expert on floor replacement. I have done new floor covering, PEX plumbing, axle replacement, so I am not a complete rookie. Is this a case of "If it aint broke - don't fix it"????? Floor removal, though, may reveal unseen problems. Good luck!

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Old 09-18-2016, 12:14 PM   #3
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It's all wet! You've got a serious leak!

Ok anyway, if you think the floor is really solid and don't see any issues I wouldn't replace it simply because it's old.
To smooth it out you could put a layer of underlayment plywood over it and staple or screw it down for a nice smooth surface to build on. Keep in mind if you put the underlayment down it lifts all the original stuff in the trailer relative to original interior skins so holes won't line up w/o some modification.
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Thanks for the replies

That's what I was thinking was use the existing. I guess once I get the shell off and remove the floor and do a proper inspection, clean & paint of the frame I'll be able to get a more definitive answer on the floor. Worst would be I have a nice template.

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Old 09-23-2016, 01:48 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies

That's what I was thinking was use the existing. I guess once I get the shell off and remove the floor and do a proper inspection, clean & paint of the frame I'll be able to get a more definitive answer on the floor. Worst would be I have a nice template.

Thanks again
If you're going to be taking the shell off then replace it. Wasn't sure you were going to be doing that, but if you are its almost a no brainier. Then you can treat the new wood to keep it good longer. It's pretty easy to do at the point of having the shell off.
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