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Old 09-08-2015, 08:36 PM   #11
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Please post pics so I can learn
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:48 PM   #12
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165 teardown for rotten floor.

have decided to completely gut the trailer of everything . I have to expose the complete floor, as it looks like all but the very middle is gone. I believe the leak is along the entire lower body moulding, and possibly the toilet. I've also decided to modify the interior a bit. I removed the small upper rear bunk, and cut the wall lower to expose the full bunk and have a feeling of more room. also less restriction of air flow with two windows exposed. I may even keep the front storage bins removed, and see if I can push the dinette forward a bit. all other projects I've done I've stayed true to factory, but this time where the damage is so extensive, I've decided to be a bit creative. 10 hours into it and I've got about two thirds removed, and the wall mods done. haha keep in mind I'm 65 five and still working as a full time carpenter. finding all the hidden screws, and being able to REACH THEM is the hardest part my camera / computer haven't been in sync some pics may be messed up. the last one is a cleat that I removed from the cabinet over the bed...cut too short, hung crooked, and filled with way too much caulk
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:08 PM   #13
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I have no idea whether this will apply to your model trailer. I'm not at all familiar with your model.

I'm 99% certain that some of my floor water damage in my 23b was because the wheel arches weren't properly sealed. My guess is that the outer trim pieces kept the water out for a time. Once the seal on those exterior plastic pretty pieces got bad the water was able to get via the poorly sealed wheel arches and then in under the vinyl floor covering.

If your damage extends out from the wheel arches, or even touches that area it may be worth inspecting the seal between the outer skin and the wheel arch assembly. That said, if there is wall damage extending down to the floor area damage then you may have roof leaks.

I did some fixin' (not full blown repairs) to get our rig user friendly. It has worked very well for us. The trailer has been great.

Not that you asked.
As a carpenter I'm certain that your standards are higher than mine. Just keep in mind that most everything you do will not raise the value of an old, repaired trailer. If you're doing it for yourself then it is all worthwhile, but you are unlikely to recover your cost with resale.

Some of my wheel arch information is here.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post128795

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Old 09-13-2015, 06:07 PM   #14
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165 rotten tloor

thanks vic the roof on this trailer looks and feels solid the way the pattern of the water goes is from al four corners in, this ultralight has filon panrls outside, Styrofoam in between aluminum " studs" and thin vinyl faced luan inside. no wall damage, no wicking up from the floo except for one small "6 by 6" area in the fron corner. I can see that the lower moulding putty outside was never taken care of, leading me to think that's the problem. wood around wheel wells is good. I'm just a little concerned about working around the loosr toilet/black water tank floor. the tank was never emptied enough by the last owner, and the trailer was dropped off that way. I wasn't aware till I got it here so I don't know what the back corner is soaked from...stay tuned
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:16 PM   #15
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this floor was also not glued down..anywhere..lucky for me but has anyone seen this before ? it was stapled under the folded over black membrane
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:21 PM   #16
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this floor was also not glued down..anywhere..lucky for me but has anyone seen this before ? it was stapled under the folded over black membrane
I think Jayco did this for a while in an attempt to prevent spontaneous vinyl rips caused by thermal expansion and contraction of the floor underlayment. And by the way, looks like you have an interesting project. Have fun!
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:57 PM   #17
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thanks bill maybe I should do the same. but, if I can't put it down in one whole piece due to wiring, and plumbing in the way, and I'm not going to disconnect everything, or destroy the membrane from underneath. it may not work..although, the cabinets and partitions will hold it down. the flooring is / was in good shape for 10 years old. I've learned so much about the construction in the last few days of working on it. one problem in tear down is the ABUNDANCE of staples. I'm going to screw a lot of things together that they stapled...haha the small hanging cabinet in the bunk area was really only thin plywood stapled to a small frame, with a door face frame no back or side...
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just to set the record straight in case you all think I'm crazy. I knew exactly what I was getting into when I bought this little trailer, and it was reasonable ( price ) and I'm saving it from extinction.
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Wow, you sure have been busy! Even though I put mine up for sale today, I look forward to seeing your project. If I can't sell mine quickly for what I need I just may be following your example. I don't have any significant damage like you do, I just want a bigger bathroom.
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ha...a new bathroom should be a cinch !
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