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Old 09-05-2015, 01:23 AM   #1
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Travel Trailer Repair

We owned a trailer for 12 years and then sold it about 4 years ago. I purchased a 23 ft. Wilderness trailer about 4 months ago.

However, since buying this trailer I have found some flooring problems that were undetected when I bought it. I have a spot in the front hatch and there has been a water leak around the hatch door and the floor is ruined in the hatch area only and then I found another soft spot under the bathroom sink cabinet.
My options are:
  • Sell it and lose money on the deal.
  • Take it to a shop and pay them a ton of money to fix it
  • Fix it myself
I have the ability to do the repairs myself, but I do not have the RV knowledge to do it right. So, I would appreciate your advice on how to do these repairs myself (such as manuals to teach me, videos to watch, etc.)
Or any other words of wisdom that you can give me.


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Before you tackle it, what kind of floor is this? Joist and decking or laminated?

There's no manuals, but sure plenty of videos. Basically, take out everything that is on top of all the rotted flooring, dig out all the rotted flooring, and replaced it and screw everything together.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:17 AM   #3
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i would consider getting an estimate to make the repairs. this will give you

some idea of what you might lose, or if its better to do it yourself.

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Old 09-05-2015, 11:28 AM   #4
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Thank you for your response. My trailer has a joisted flooring with plywood and vinyl on top. I had an estimate for the hatch area and that was $1000. I did not get an estimate for the bathroom floor under the sink cabinet.

I just need to decide if it is worth doing the work myself. I need your recommendations.

Thanks.............
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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It's only up to you if it's worth fixing. Materials will cost maybe $500, just a lot of labor time. How much is your time worth? How much is the camper worth? Those are things only you know.
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Before you tackle it, what kind of floor is this? Joist and decking or laminated?

There's no manuals, but sure plenty of videos. Basically, take out everything that is on top of all the rotted flooring, dig out all the rotted flooring, and replaced it and screw everything together.

You mentioned that there is a lot of repair videos available. Where would I find these videos?

Thanks for your help.
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Youtube is usually where I look for DIY videos. Or google. There isn't a "database" of them that I know of.
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