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Old 06-18-2020, 12:32 PM   #1
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1999 Aerolite F16 Cub, floor rotted

Over the winter I had a leak in my camper. Now the side walls are bending down over the trailer frame. I opened up a floor section and the plywood that sandwiches the foam is soaked and rotted. How can I replace the floor? Has anyone done this? Is it worth it? Thanks Bob
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Welcome to iRV2.

Sorry your fist post is abut HUGE problems .

Do you love the RV?
Do you have the HOURS and the tools to complete the repair, as a DIY ?

JMHO: It's a write off... and I have time ( retired ) and all the tools.
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Thanks Skip. I have the tools and some time. Just not sure how the walls are attached to the floor and how much work it is.
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Old 06-19-2020, 12:17 PM   #4
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If the wall mount is standard , once the floor ( deck ) is attached to the frame the walls are stood onto the deck , the wall outside lip overhangs the deck, while the main load of the wall is supported on the deck , and the wall is attached with screws to the deck's outside edge , through the rail along the lower edge, the attaching screws are then covered with at vinyl strip.

If you remove the vinyl strip ( it'll probably fall apart ) they're only good for a few years , the screws will become visible.
This end on photo shows the vinyl ( black ) installed in the rail ( molding ) screws are center so the vinyl curves over them .

EDIT: I just noticed; after blowing up several of your pictures ; that the end caps of your trailer are attached the way I've described , but the side wall doesn't look to have the same molding. I'll see if I can find any info, on your attachment ( wall to deck).
Re-edit : after blowing up all your pictures , I'm seeing , other issues , daylight visible under the front wall across the floor; picture 3 ; and bulging on the front wall where it crosses the frame ; pictures 1&2. Check out all areas of possible water damage , to get a feeling of the full extent of the needed repairs, this may prove to be a can of worms.
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Iím facing a similar situation but happened over a longer period of time. In the middle of a rebuild now.
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Old 09-24-2021, 05:29 PM   #6
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ROTTING FLOOR - 2010 aerolite cub camper / travel trailer

i just purchased a 2010 aerolite cub camper / travel trailer
and realized the floor is caving in.
any tips and how and where to start fixing this correctly??
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Old 09-24-2021, 05:43 PM   #7
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This problem was going on for a lot longer than last winter. You will probably find that the damage and mold extend deeper than you think. I have gut rehabbed 3 RVsÖ. There is always more damage than you think. That said, you have nothing to lose by taking it apart and seeing for yourself. The wall framing is usually installed on top of the floor. You can use a vibrating cutoff tool to make the close cuts right against the wall. Harbor Freight sells a decent one. There are lots of sites with rebuild pics and info out there. Have at it! Thatís how you learn.
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