Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-14-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Conroe , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 35
Replacing a small section of the floor is an option?

I have a small section of rotten wood by the fridge . Can I just cut it out a section without moving all the furnitures and just "patch it up " that section? It is about 4X2 feet .
a_magyar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
Rivet Master
airdreamers's Avatar
2008 27' International FB
Venice , Florida
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 701
Images: 14
What ever you do, you have get back to a beam to attach the new plywood. If not there will be movement and then seperation. Screw and glue. I used liguid nails and the original screws again. Good to go!
Bill and Janice, We're lovin' it! (Airstreaming)


WBCCI #8880
AIR #41310
airdreamers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
Alcoa Roller's Avatar
1963 26' Overlander
Dallas , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 91
Agree with the above. Be sure to set your blade depth on circular saww so that it is the same thickness as the plywood you are cutting. You will be cutting on top of a steel cross beam running paralel with it. You dont want the blade to hit the steel. 2 of the sides of your new piece will be on top of the cross beam and you will attach to the cross bream. The other side will be under the door frame and the opposite side will get a piece of wood under neath the joint to add strength. This can all be done without removing belly pan. Tons of posts here with more detail. Good luck.
Alcoa Roller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 11:57 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
Conroe , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 35
Thank you guys! Can I just by a "Marine board" from home depot? How thick is the original one? Also I seen some people put some blue sheet, or insulation underneath the plywood. Is it necessery ? What should I use. And 1 more thing , can I replace that mesh to a much smaller mesh screen sobugs can crawl in the camper?
a_magyar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 12:07 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
arktos55343's Avatar
1972 25' Tradewind
Hopkins , Minnesota
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 458
I don't believe the big box stores like HD carry the marine grade ply. Sorry you are not closer, as I have some left overs from my project. I got mine from a local wood supplier, but they had to order it. If the rest of your sub-floor is not marine grade, I would just get the best ply you can find locally, and make sure you seal it really well. Most sub-floors are 3/4in., but I have read about some 5/8 as well. You should be able to use as smaller mesh, as long as you get good air-flow. But a smaller mesh will also clog with debris faster, so you will have to keep an eye on it.
arktos55343 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
Stefrobrts's Avatar

1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,216
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
I used the marine grade ply in my trailer, and I didn't put any insulation under it. I didn't feel it was necessary, and the original spray-on insulation had helped contribute (I felt) to the floor holding water and rotting.

You might want to go to your profile page and fill in what year/model trailer you have, sometimes that helps people answer questions about repairs.

Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 03:08 PM   #7
Rivet Master
Splitrock's Avatar
Currently Looking...
Sioux Falls , South Dakota
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,403
Blog Entries: 20
Service manual floor repair

Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
Splitrock is offline   Reply With Quote

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
credenza, dining table, small table for top of credenza, small table from other side of trailer janeinthemtns Airstream Classifieds 1 09-25-2014 06:24 PM
Anyone have a picture of the rear floor section? dkrukosky Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 9 11-08-2012 06:29 AM
Floor/frame separation fix - section or all at once? GlobeTrottin Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11 05-12-2011 08:21 PM
What's the best way to get to U channel when replacing a section? kramynot2000 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 7 05-21-2007 01:08 PM
Need help removing plywood floor section brentleew Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 49 02-16-2004 05:46 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.