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Old 09-25-2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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Spongy floor

Can anyone tell me the construction materials of the MH. It seems that the floor in front of the kitchen sink has a depression in it and also it feels spongy under the passenger front seat. How hard is it to fix these problems and how difficult is it to replace carpet? Thanks again!!!!!
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:46 AM   #2
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1/2" plywood over 1"x2" tube welded to the frame. The framing spacing is very irregular and there is no tube down the center where the most support is needed, probably one of the reasons for the depression. I would also check for leaks from the plumbing, now or in the past.

The plywood under the seats is also 1/2", mine only had a piece of aluminum stapled to the bottom. Between the exterior skin and plastic inner panels on the sides was open all the way from the top of the cowl to the back edge of the cockpit, the gap is about 2". Water coming off the tires/road was essentialy inside the cockpit. It wasn't a well thought out design.

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Old 09-26-2004, 07:13 AM   #3
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I replaced most of my carpeting...its easy to pull out the old stuff, and use it for a template to help cut the new. I would check all the flooring for bad spots, luckily in mine there were none, although I did smooth out a few depressions in the living area before I put down cork tile. If you don't want to remove the carpet to test the floor, you can poke thru it with a sharp tool to see how it is.

I also remounted my chairs, with better bolts thru the floor, and used bigger washers, etc, trying to improve on the factory mounts.
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