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Old 03-13-2016, 02:48 PM   #1
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Rotten floor in bathroom

Hi folks. I need your help once again. On my 2001 Holiday Rambler Scepter, I just discovered the bath floor is rotted and must be replaced. Does anyone know what the floor joist spacing is ? I have found one joist, but am still searching for another.
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Might not be an even spacing. Could be just placed where it cleared other items, but still gave enough support.
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Probably aligned with your basement compartments. You might try to look up above your Grey and Black tank and see if you can see the spacing.
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Jim someone posted with pictures the replacement of the floor in the kitchen and living room with the slide removed on I think a 99 Windsor, the post was a couple yrs ago on the Monaco forum.
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Thanks everyone. I took out enough OSB to find them. They are 22" on center.
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Hi folks. I need your help once again. On my 2001 Holiday Rambler Scepter, I just discovered the bath floor is rotted and must be replaced. Does anyone know what the floor joist spacing is ? I have found one joist, but am still searching for another.
Since your flooring was installed before the walls, your joists are probably not equally spaced ( like house ) You will need to cut out the entire damaged area. Hopefully the joist is not rotten and the water damage does not extend beyond the bath area. If you can only find one joist support, there is a way to use that one joist as the total support and replace the cut out area with new sheeting. Using the one joist, add lateral tag joists for the entire cut out area. Mark where each tag joist meets the wall and lay in the new floor sheet. Using deck screws, screw the flooring to all the tag joist with 6" spacing. This will pull up the tag joists, creating a solid block. Use liquid nail construction glue around the butt edges of the new sheeting. if the floor is still not solid, use flat steel plates along the edges of the cut out. You may have to be creative but it should be a satisfactory solution.
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Solution found while I was typing cause I type too slow. Good luck with your repair...
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Monacojim, I'm going to be cutting a section of water damaged flooring tomorrow in my 09 Safari. Can you tell me if there's one sheet of 3/4 waffle (chip) board attached to the joist support, or is there a sub-floor underneath? Anyone else with knowledge on this, please chime in. Thank you!
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Any chance you folks could post some photos of the repairs as you go along? I haven't had to repair my floor (...yet...) but am very curious to learn about what's under there.

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Monacojim, I'm going to be cutting a section of water damaged flooring tomorrow in my 09 Safari. Can you tell me if there's one sheet of 3/4 waffle (chip) board attached to the joist support, or is there a sub-floor underneath? Anyone else with knowledge on this, please chime in. Thank you!
There is a 1/2" chip board (OSB) over the joists, 1 1/2" styrofoam insulation, and 1/8" luann board under the insulation. To repair, I added additional cross members and replaced the OSB with plywood. I bought 1 1/2" square steel tubing to match existing cut to correct length ($6) and had "ears" welded on each end ($20) with 1/4' holes drilled on each side, then used self tapping screws to attach to existing framework. Sorry, I did not take any pictures.
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There is a 1/2" chip board (OSB) over the joists, 1 1/2" styrofoam insulation, and 1/8" luann board under the insulation. To repair, I added additional cross members and replaced the OSB with plywood. I bought 1 1/2" square steel tubing to match existing cut to correct length ($6) and had "ears" welded on each end ($20) with 1/4' holes drilled on each side, then used self tapping screws to attach to existing framework. Sorry, I did not take any pictures.
Sorry folks, I have brain damage brought on by severe aging and Chardonnay. It is 3/4 chipboard.
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