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Old 05-16-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Any ideas on floor replacement?

Aerolite cub has a weak floor, as I have found floor rot in front of door. Noticed dislocation and springiness and decided to check it out. My question is has anyone done this job on a similar TT? It is a must for me and I'm going to start in 2 weeks, any advice is greatly appreciated!!
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Ouch.
since all RV's are built from the frame up you will soon learn that to access the floor you will need to remove everything. Now, if the problem is not too large, then the best is to cut the floor out back to a couple of joists and replace the plywood that is rotten. Do not be too surprised to also find that some of the floor joists are also rotten. In that case, remove the bad wood, sister in new joists and start building up from there.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:44 PM   #3
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Thats exactly what I had to do on my TT last year. Took everything out of the bedroom and living area. Took out the plywood and removed any joist that was bad. Rebuilt everything back up and insulated the floor and walls better than new. Put new carpet and finished the walls as well. Took about 20 hours to complete and ended up with a TT that was better than new. Only reason we sold was it wasn't practicle for our family. Just like fixing a floor in your home.

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Thanks for the replies. I had a moment of Zen earlier as I removed the vinyl floor and found I do not need a complete floor replacement!! Only in front of the door and at the front of the TT!! I should be able to tackle this in no time (famous last words!! Haha)
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:40 PM   #5
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What year Cub do you have?

I have a 05' which the floor is a sandwich material (5/16" wood / 2" styrofoam / 5/16" wood) bonded together. All "lite weight" trailers have basically the same floor structure. And all have some give when walked on.
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my TT is a 2000 model, i see the junky Styrofoam floor and not a fan of it. im going to replace it with marine plywood and open up the bottom so it will be able to breathe a little bit.
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Hey 16kellogg how did it work out on your floor? I have basically the same trailer (2003 Cub Aero-Lite 21ft) and it's a bit spongy about 3-4 inches in front of the door. the vinyl floor also has some balck staining in other areas where it appears water has leached in. I plan on replacing the floor covering with some laminate that is in a slate pattern. Any advice? thanks in advance
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Hey 16kellogg how did it work out on your floor? I have basically the same trailer (2003 Cub Aero-Lite 21ft) and it's a bit spongy about 3-4 inches in front of the door. the vinyl floor also has some balck staining in other areas where it appears water has leached in. I plan on replacing the floor covering with some laminate that is in a slate pattern. Any advice? thanks in advance
To be honest I haven't done it yet. With my schedule it would take me a long time to complete. My family decided we would just live with it this season and I will tackle it over the winter as we don't camp if it's too cold. It seems to be just a time consuming job and not too hard manually. Good luck and tell me how it turns out for you!!
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Just a thought, be sure you find the source of water that has damaged the floor and correct that issue while you are at it.
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