Originally Posted by FlyingChops
I'll post a few this afternoon, I've been taking them along the way.
Okay, a few pictures of my first coach "mod" :-)...
This one is what it looked like after I removed the top layer of subfloor and the insulation:
These next three are after I removed the bottom layer. You can see the black plastic that is under the bottom layer. If you go into the basement storage and look up, you see the underside of this black plastic.
Because there is essentially an aluminum ridge/shelf along the bottom of the aluminum frame, at least where it is running the length of the coach, my plan is to put new plywood on that shelf, filling in the gaps that are left after what I've removed. I'll coat everything that is exposed with wood hardener first, install the plywood, install new insulation and then install the new subfloor.
If you guys have any suggestions on how better to do this, please share!
A couple of more pedestrian questions while I'm at it...
1) I noticed that the existing subfloor isn't screwed down at all, just copious amounts of glue. Should I just glue as well? Screw/glue as if it was a house? What kind of glue should I use?
2) Any reason NOT to toss a 1/4" layer of luan/birch plywood on top of this whole thing once I'm done/before I install my new glue-down wood floor? It appears that I'll have plenty of clearance for the slides (there is 1 1/8" above the subfloor, my flooring is only 3/8" thick) and I think I'll get a flatter floor taking into consideration the OSB chips that I've sanded down, the areas I'll fill, the repairs I'm talking about above.
Thanks for the help - it's always nice to add a hobby - I can tell this one is going to be fun (this is our first coach, had it <60 days).