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Old 08-25-2011, 05:23 AM   #1
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false floor under washer/dryer caved in

Wondering how many had the false floor under there washer/dryer fall in, while still screwed to washer????? I've had a lot of things to fix on this rig(06 Diplomat) !!!!!!!
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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Fortunately, my W/D floor is still intact, but the really cheap angle brackets (that were holding the W/D in place) were of poor design....and I replaced them with with a sturdier bracket setup.
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Mine caved in also, but I was able to jack it back up, without removing the W/D, with a screw jack and build a frame under it that I glued to the wall with braces to the floor. Then I put "I" bolts thru the floor and ran a nylon strap across the whole unit so it would not move on the shelf as the brackets were not worth anything.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:01 PM   #4
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Ours (Splendide) was installed after market. Before they brought it in I inspected the area for potential problems and had them install a thicker (1/2 in) piece of plywood under it. After it was in I made them reroute and shorten the dryer vent exhaust to avoid lint buildup. The Splendide has no lint filter. The hose now is situated so I can open the vent from the outside and see right into the W/D. This was borne of experience of a friend whose W/D wasn't venting any more. We found the vent tube was completely clogged and it was almost 5 ft long!! We're half timers and use the W/D daily.
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I have to admit, I never even gave a thought to the possibility of the W/D platform caving in.... I couldn't even imagine the look on your face when you opened the cabinet to see what the noise you heard was.....What next? Right?
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For those that don't have the washer/dryer.....we removed the floor, cut it in half about six inches from the rear wall and added a hinge. I now have some good hidden storage underneath. On the smaller coaches like mine, it all adds up.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #8
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For those that don't have the washer/dryer.....we removed the floor, cut it in half about six inches from the rear wall and added a hinge. I now have some good hidden storage underneath. On the smaller coaches like mine, it all adds up.
Betcha that gun sniffin Canadian dog will still find it!!!
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update on floor

Just wanted to let You know that under the false floor is 3/4" x 3/4" wood that is stapled poorly to the walls--no glue---no screws--cheap workmanship at best!!!!!! have built up the support, enough to hold an elephant!!!!!

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That's why I always wrap my gun up in a baggie and hide it under the grill of the BBQ.
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