Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-20-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 43
Purchasing new 5'er

Hi Guys
I have spent a number of hours searching through the various posts. My wife and I went to the Toronto Fall RV show, didn't see a darn thing we liked, but, came to the conclusion that we like the floor plan of the Jayco HT Eagle, 28.5 RSTS. There are other models from different manufacturers that have similar floor plans. Now here is my question, Jayco uses a 5/8" T&G plywood floor. Some other brands use 2 layers of 5/16" luan. The same thickness but, does anyone have any experience, good or bad to say about the luan. I read that it attracks water.

thanks in advance

NavyDiver198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-20-2014, 02:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
Skip426's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 15,620

Sorry I can't comment on your floor construction question , other than to say , I'd prefer the T&G myself, water proof/ treated, would be nice , but I don't think any manufacturer treats their plywood.

Just wanted to say , Hi, from the West Coast, and Good Luck with your search.

99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,723
I wouldn't want Luan on the floor. It's bad enough that the outer layer of fiberglass is glued to it. 90% of all manufactures use luan in their wall construction, but not in their floor construction. 5/8" TG ply is better IMO. I also don't think the two luan layers are as strong as a single 5/8" TG layer. Unless they glue the tow layers together then you will get flex in between the studs. As a rule floor stud spacing is 16"OC. I would make sure you're getting at least that with either brand.
Look around and see what the more expensive better built units are using. That right there should tell you which manufacturers are scrimping. You get what you pay for sometimes.

FWIW, what other brands were using Luan for the floor/
Cumminsfan 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
Used 5er shopping & brake question johnandcaren 5th Wheel Discussion 3 09-07-2014 04:58 PM
5er setup VS MH johnandcaren 5th Wheel Discussion 17 08-28-2014 10:11 PM
5er or Bumper Pull? 737Captain Toy Haulers Discussion 5 06-17-2014 02:17 AM
Purchasing a Used Fifth Wheel for Full Timing jonhmurphy 5th Wheel Discussion 35 06-05-2014 06:06 PM
New to DW and Me 5er r___r New Rig Show-Off! 10 04-04-2014 06:33 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.