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Old 08-08-2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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Aero Cub Floor Repair - What the heck is under there!?

HI All! We have a 2002 Aerolite Cub Travel Trailer. We had a water leak from the slide out which we think we have fixed but the entire floor is rotted and spongy with mildew under the linoleum. Our question is what type of framing is under the floor? Does anyone have a skematic or pictures of the frame? We just want to see what we are dealing with before pulling up the floor. Can we just cut the floor out from around the cabinets and put new plywood down? Are there joists there to support it? Any pics/ideas if you have done this would be great! Thank you!
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We had a 2005 Aerolite and now have a 2013 Aerolite. I know on the 2005, the floor is like a sandwich. 1/4" plywood - 2" strafoam - 1/4" plywood. By themselves, there is no strength, but sandwiched together they are ridged. On the 05' the underside of the trailer was exposed. The floor studs were spaced out more than a homes floor would be 18" on center.

I friend of ours had a 99' Aerolite that he bought where most of the floor had to be replaced. He made spacers on top of the studs and then used 5/8' plywood as the new floor instead of he sandwich...Personally I would add
floor studs between each other to give more support as you walk across the floor. Our 05' we had a little flex as a person walked over the floor. The 13' it seems much more solid, with out as much floor flex.
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Thanks so much for replying! We've torn out the linoleum and are letting the floor dry out, but its pretty bad. I think this is going to turn into a mess! I'll take pictures though, maybe it will help out the next unfortunate cub owner
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What's under there? Not much!
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See if this link helps...Dutchman "parts manuals, archived literature, service videos"

It has PDF files of models going back to the 80's.
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Hi Campmichy, I just bought a 1999 Cub F19, the floor was rotten when I bought it but got it at a good price. The first thing I did was take the floor out all the way down to the rubber membrane. There is no cross support on these trailers just the frame that runs the length of it. I put in 3/4 inch plywood as my base then 3/4 inch foam insulation then 1/4 plywood. Then I went under the bottom and put in 3 cross supports made out of 2x6's. Now I am putting in new linoleum. My floor is strong enough to park a truck on now. The leak was coming from under the trailer where the rubber membrane had come loose from the frame,I haven't figured out how to seal it back up but thinking about using butyl tape and sealing it up. I haven't taken pics yet but will when I finish the job.
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HI All! We have a 2002 Aerolite Cub Travel Trailer. We had a water leak from the slide out which we think we have fixed but the entire floor is rotted and spongy with mildew under the linoleum. Our question is what type of framing is under the floor? Does anyone have a skematic or pictures of the frame? We just want to see what we are dealing with before pulling up the floor. Can we just cut the floor out from around the cabinets and put new plywood down? Are there joists there to support it? Any pics/ideas if you have done this would be great! Thank you!
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