Originally Posted by Jorgem2
Hello rv friends
I have to replace the floor in the bedroom of my 1999 Class A Seabreeze
There is a fuel tank, LP tank and the generator under the bedroom floor.
Can anyone offer advice on replacing the floor. Can it be cut out and replaced from the top, without disturbing the fuel tanks etc.
I think I just need to remove the bed and water tank under the bed, and some water pipes.
Iím just concerned about starting the project and opening a can of worms. Because we can still use the rv as is.
Second option is to patch 2 corners of soft floor and ignore the soft floor under the water tank and bed.
Any one that has done it please send some tips and advice.
Thanks in advance..
Search for the current thread " Fix and Sell or just Sell " .
It will give you some ideas for repair that won't require removing the existing plywood. This works well where the soft floor plywood extends under the walls where it can't be removed.
If you decide to go ahead and remove the existing plywood there is an alternative method that doesn't require routering a lip around the opening .
Just make the cut around the damaged area . then take a piece of plywood same thickness as the flooring. Cut a piece 3" wide and as long as one side of the opening . Use construction adhesive and glue along one edge of the piece , slide the glued side halfway ( 1-1/2" ) under the edge , clamp it then screw it to the existing flooring . Do this around the entire edge . You now have a ledge to support the new plywood . Simply glue the exposed ledge , install the new plywood and screw it down .
If you can locate the Fuel Gauge Sending Unit and Fuel Pump , cut a 6" round access hole above it . Then install a 6" marine access cover . the rim screws down and the cover unscrews from the rim. This will give you access if the sending unit or pump later fails .
Good luck , you have quite a project in front of you.