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Old 03-17-2015, 10:19 AM   #41
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When you start the process a few pic's would help in the education process, for me anyway.
Thanks for sharing the info so far.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:23 PM   #42
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If you decide to place plywood over the floor, I would consider bonding the new floor over the old with some type of high strength epoxy made for wood and also screwing the new floor to insure a good bond. I THINK this would make a more ridgid structure. I am sure someone more knowledgeable than myself could advise better but this is what I would consider. Hope this helps, Dave
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Thanks. I'll discuss that with the contractor and we'll probably try glue on a portion. Screws into luan/foam/luan will not hold, but your comment gives me the idea to run a screw through the plywood, through the sandwich and into a wooden plate installed to hold the screw.

Another concern is a smooth surface if we use 1/4" plywood. Not lots of counter sink there.
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I agree with not much room in 1/4 inch for sinking screws and also agree with your thoughts on going all the way through the floor and securing to something on the bottom to pull everythign together.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:04 PM   #45
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Maybe an improved idea? May I'll try screwing into metal strips that are then bolted or welded to something else?
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:19 AM   #46
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Here's the thing that's being over looked, you can overlay the floor with the best wood out there and your still going to have a weak floor. There's just not enough supports under the floor.

We had a trailer that had this same problem, Jayco removed every thing from inside, I mean every thing, They glued down 4'x8' sheets of 1/4" hardwood to the old floor from wall to wall, after we got it back, we took it camping and within four days of walking on the floor, we were right back where we started. Jayco wanted to try adding some steel supports under the floor, and I said no, the reason I said no was, because the wood and the glue that they used on the new floor had all most killed the carrying capacity of the trailer, and the steel supports was going to kill the rest of it.

The trailer had other problems to, we was able to get our money back, That's when we got the Jayflight 23RB.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:05 AM   #47
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Big thanks! I've been searching for someone who has done what I am contemplating and you are the 1st. You had the factory or a dealer do yours and they could not stop it? WOW!

Do you know the smallest camper Jayco makes that has a real floor?

Weight is a big factor, pointed out elsewhere in this thread, and I'm dealing with 550 useful (3,500 - 2,950 dry). I've increased useful by carrying spare tire in truck rather than mounted on trailer and decreased useful by changing from one 30# propane tank (factory) to two 20# (my mod), then increased it again by carrying the 2nd tank in the bed of the truck, so I'm weight aware.

What the guy I mentioned earlier, the one who used to sell Jayco and now sells cars, told me is the best use would be to park the camper somewhere I needed a hunting or other retreat. I can put it on jack stands so tires are not an issue and put as much flooring in as I like because weight is not as big a factor.

Interestingly there is a sailing club near me where everyone stays in campers that never move. I could probably sell mine to someone there.

So, who else in this thread has overplayed a sponge, excuse me, sandwich floor and what is the outcome?
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Big thanks! I've been searching for someone who has done what I am contemplating and you are the 1st. You had the factory or a dealer do yours and they could not stop it? WOW!

Do you know the smallest camper Jayco makes that has a real floor?

Weight is a big factor, pointed out elsewhere in this thread, and I'm dealing with 550 useful (3,500 - 2,950 dry). I've increased useful by carrying spare tire in truck rather than mounted on trailer and decreased useful by changing from one 30# propane tank (factory) to two 20# (my mod), then increased it again by carrying the 2nd tank in the bed of the truck, so I'm weight aware.

What the guy I mentioned earlier, the one who used to sell Jayco and now sells cars, told me is the best use would be to park the camper somewhere I needed a hunting or other retreat. I can put it on jack stands so tires are not an issue and put as much flooring in as I like because weight is not as big a factor.

Interestingly there is a sailing club near me where everyone stays in campers that never move. I could probably sell mine to someone there.

So, who else in this thread has overplayed a sponge, excuse me, sandwich floor and what is the outcome?
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:53 AM   #49
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This thread has been scary to read through. It made me look at the undersides of my 2014 Jayco 16XRB to see if I would have simular problems in the future. I'm impressed with what I saw in the way of the frame and floor beams itself; it appears that perhaps Jayco saw a design flaw, and corrected this at some point.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:59 AM   #50
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Interesting thread. These comments related to possible repair options apply to older trailers. Certainly not to any trailer under warranty. I would pursue warranty if applicable.

If overall lack of floor support is the problem, is adding structure underneath a possibility?

I completely agree with the added weight concerns. Typical structural steel angles and shapes are much heavier than needed for a trailer and will add unnecessary weight. I would investigate the possibility of custom made galvanized sheet metal channels similar to the one in the picture below. The channel is very strong for its weight.

I would also get away from a parallel structure mindset. The open spaces to mimic the original structure may not exist. There may be opportunities to add structure going from existing structure to existing structure at angles which will provide the area/spot additional support needed and fit in to avoid obstructions. The new structure doesn't need to be symmetrical, it is under a trailer.

The existing under framing is not your only option for added structure support. It may also be possible to support the new channel(s) (if channel is appropriate) by through bolts and distribution plates going from under one normally hidden cabinet space to another. I find that galvanized steel electrical covers can work well as ready made load distribution plates.

Galvanized Unistrut channel and fittings is also a possibility for a ready made source of structural materials. It comes in various gauges and sizes.
http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/st...-slotted-14-ga

I say the above with having not looked under the trailers in question.

FWIW. vic

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