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Old 09-19-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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Replacing the floor

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I just was wondering if anybody has every replaced the floor in a slide in camper. I would like to replace mine but wasn't sure if it is even possible. I was afraid if I remove the floor the everything else will fall down with it. I have the camper jacked up and I'm ready to carefully remove the floor from the bottom. Is this the best way to start this or does anybody have any tips or a direction they can send me.

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Old 09-25-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Hello,
I just was wondering if anybody has every replaced the floor in a slide in camper. I would like to replace mine but wasn't sure if it is even possible. I was afraid if I remove the floor the everything else will fall down with it. I have the camper jacked up and I'm ready to carefully remove the floor from the bottom. Is this the best way to start this or does anybody have any tips or a direction they can send me.

Thank you
Years ago we had a Shadow Cruiser - I ended up replacing almost all of the soft pine and plywood with good quality and exterior grade plywood. Take everything you can out of it and carefully proceed and be prepared for the worst - they always seem to be rotted much more then expected. The hardest part on mine was the nose - I ended up pulling much of the front siding and roof loose and installing all new wood. I traded it the next spring - it then became someone elses worry

You will need a good chop or radial arm saw as well as a table saw. A good selection of hand tools will be needed too as the wood is usually of non standard sizes
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Thank you for the reply. I will proceed carefulley and be prepared for the worst. I'm really nervous about getting in over my head. But I guess thats part of wanting to restore something.
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Thank you for the reply. I will proceed carefulley and be prepared for the worst. I'm really nervous about getting in over my head. But I guess thats part of wanting to restore something.
Thank you again

Happily for you I didn't regale you with my pain with the Kountry Aire, The Sunline nor the Rolls (Royals) trailers!!

A suggestion - lay in a stock of stainless square head screws from the local lumber yard for the hidden fasteners as well as whatever holds the siding on - the existing fasteners rust. Then photograph your progress taking it apart so you know where every thing goes on the way back together.

Now - off to wash the roof of my current 5er
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