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Old 06-10-2021, 04:17 PM   #1
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We did camping several years ago but then sold our camper after a huge rebuild project where the front end had rotted out. We recently decided to get another camper and just bought a 2005 jay feather 23B hybrid from the original owners. Found a soft spot today��, wanted some advice
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Congratulation on the new HTT. We really like our 23B.

Where is the soft spot(s)?
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:31 PM   #3
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The soft spots were in the front inside the storage compartments. After I posted, We just decided to go ahead and pull up the floor. It looks like rigid foam sandwiched between 2 very thin pieces of board. The Thin pieces of wood are wet and coming apart. Sadly the cross supports are wood and are rotted in half😩. Was really hoping the floor supports were metal......
Any knowledge of how the walls are built? Do you think they are wood or metal supports?
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Welcome to the forum. Sorry about your issues, that's a bummer. If you don't get an answer here, repost in the appropriate thread. There are many more eyes watching the other threads. Good luck to ya!
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Contact Jayco with your Vin number. Ask for the floor and wall drawings (aka Schematics).

Can you post some images?

I helped decades ago to replaced part of the floor, in the rear of my parent's old TT when I was a teenager. Don't recall much details. I do recall we loosened the walls in the back and slightly lifted the wall (al sided). Removed the rot, and installed new flooring. But that is about all I recall.

Not knowing what your situation truly looks like. I would consider sistering in new wood along side the existing. Pending on the framing. I might consider using 3/4"-1" plywood long strips. Glued and screwed along both sides the existing rotten wood. The plywood needs to extend well into the existing good wood sections preferably full length to be fully braced together. This technique is often used to fix broken joists and rafters in a house.
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