Long post so bear with me if you can
So we have a 2016 X23F that we bought new in Feb 2016.
I love the trailer.
We noticed right away that the floor was a bit 'squishy', but when researching I knew that this was due to the hybrid flooring used in these ultralights (ply/foam/ply) in combination with the widely spaced supports.
2016 all was fine, just what I would call 'usual' compression when walking.
Last year (2017) we noticed that heavy traffic areas (kitchen sink, area near dinette/couch) was definitely feeling softer as time went on but it was not terrible.
Noticed it more this spring. And now, we just got back from a 10 day trip (July 2018) and the floor is definitely starting to fail.
There are two spots where you can clearly see the seams on the 1/4" luan through the vinyl flooring, and we heard the ply cracking in this area more than once this trip while walking on it.
So we're weighing our options here. I don't particularly like my dealer's service dept, especially for a job like this. I see where some folks are getting Jayco to perform the full floor replacement at their factory over the winter, but I am not super thrilled with the thought of having my entire trailer gutted to have that done, whether at the factory or not.
I am considering installing engineered flooring in the trailer, over top of the existing flooring. I think I might even have room to go with a 3/8" ply base over the vinyl, then the interlocking flooring over that, and still have no issues with the slide out or any of the doors/cabinets opening up. I also think I can add some additional bracing under the trailer in the areas that see a lot of foot traffic.
Anyone done something similar? Thoughts?