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Old 06-24-2010, 06:19 AM   #1
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I just got my first slide in, and have to work on some issues.

the base of the camper is rotting, - the plywood that fits in the truck bed, not the frame - its real solid when you walk in side... How do you remove and replace that safely, I don't want to hang out beating and prying underneath it while its being held up by jacks...

How much weight can the capover hold, I am a a big guy - 6'3 and over 300 lbs, and my wife will want to get up there with me, but we also don't want to break anything....

Is there any good books you can recommend for newbies, I hate asking questions that are easily answered, but I am having a hard time finding answers about rebuilding slide ins online?

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The under framing should be strong enough to be able to remove the rotting floor deck.
You can use some addition jacks or blocks to support other areas of floor deck your not working on. Most slide in floor bottom deck will be about a full 4x8 sheet of plywood. Anything changed out use pressure treated material.
As for over head bed should hold you, you could support to roof of cab of truck if doubtful.
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