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Old 05-16-2015, 09:41 AM   #71
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For those not worn out with this thread, an update.

We are searching our area, Mooresville NC, for the right material. Neither Home Depot or Lowes carries what our testing says we need. 1/2" 7 ply birch (or maybe another hardwood) 4 x 8 sheet of plywood. We are checking specialty lumberyards for that product, or a substitute. Any leads are appreciated.

Testing: purchased, then returned 2 x 4 sized pieces of .45 mm, 1/2, 23/32 mm and 3/4" wood, placing each on test joists 30" apart and standing on them. Less flex = best. These are 1/4 the size of 4 x 8 sheet. Comparing strength, weight & look, 1/2" was best. 3/4" was stronger by a bit, but way heavier. A key is the number of plys, more is better as in tires, and the material. The 1/2" 7 ply Birch we like is sold 2 x 4 because cabinet makers like it. "Flooring strength" plywood is sold 4 x 8 feet but is 3/4".

Floor coverage will be 100%. We worked out a pattern that has 8' length spanning maximum "joists" with 5 pieces, like puzzle, covering floor to "lock" each piece in and for a consistent look. What we are doing is overlaying the OEM sandwich floor completely turning the OEM floor into a subfloor.

Once we find material and install I'll report back and post pictures, once I figure how pictures work on this.
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For those not worn out with this thread, an update.

We are searching our area, Mooresville NC, for the right material. Neither Home Depot or Lowes carries what our testing says we need. 1/2" 7 ply birch (or maybe another hardwood) 4 x 8 sheet of plywood. We are checking specialty lumberyards for that product, or a substitute. Any leads are appreciated.

Testing: purchased, then returned 2 x 4 sized pieces of .45 mm, 1/2, 23/32 mm and 3/4" wood, placing each on test joists 30" apart and standing on them. Less flex = best. These are 1/4 the size of 4 x 8 sheet. Comparing strength, weight & look, 1/2" was best. 3/4" was stronger by a bit, but way heavier. A key is the number of plys, more is better as in tires, and the material. The 1/2" 7 ply Birch we like is sold 2 x 4 because cabinet makers like it. "Flooring strength" plywood is sold 4 x 8 feet but is 3/4".

Floor coverage will be 100%. We worked out a pattern that has 8' length spanning maximum "joists" with 5 pieces, like puzzle, covering floor to "lock" each piece in and for a consistent look. What we are doing is overlaying the OEM sandwich floor completely turning the OEM floor into a subfloor.

Once we find material and install I'll report back and post pictures, once I figure how pictures work on this.
Do a search for distributors of "Baltic Birch, or Apple Ply" those are brand names. If all else fails, speak to a local cabinet shop, they will be able to give you the name of a supplier or order it for you. Not sure who the wholesale distributors are in your area...Roberts Plywood pehaps? Come to Az and I can tell you who has it in stock Good luck.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:03 PM   #73
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I've got a soft spot right in front of the stove area of my x23b. I plan on bringing it up during the trailers appt next week. The rest seems pretty solid and I just assumed it's my heft + a seam or something. I'll be curious what they say when I bring it in.

Around the same spot on my '13 X23B. Seems a common issue. I think it is due to the lightweight construction and my 240 pounds of weight. Everything is solid and dry, no water damage, no nothing. I think it is just the way it is made. I'm going to continue to not worry about it.
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Around the same spot on my '13 X23B. Seems a common issue. I think it is due to the lightweight construction and my 240 pounds of weight. Everything is solid and dry, no water damage, no nothing. I think it is just the way it is made. I'm going to continue to not worry about it.
I'm right there with ya Nate as far as ..... ummm.... my weight goes.
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Mine has a soft spot just before the oven as there is a crossbeam in line with the oven to support it and the microwave. As luck would have it, the soft spot is aligned with a seam. The other solid spot is in line with the fridge, of course.
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Hey Frank, any luck on finding that birch? Having that issue now with my 2013 x23b. It's starting to get pretty bad and Ive got quite a few days left this season, so I'm going to have to do something pretty soon. Debating on whether to add additional supposed underneath or additional plywood on top like you are doing.
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We have a 2011 x19h and solid here also
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Hi there - we are looking at purchasing a 2015 Jay Feather x254 but are concerned with the floor. The floor really flexes when you come in the door, when you walk into the bathroom, when you walk in front of the stove you feel a solid ridge, then you walk in front of the sink and you dip back down again. When I look under the trailer you can see it flex when the person stands in certain areas. When I asked about this the people selling the trailer said that Jayco has said this is normal because the trailer is light because they use a very light flooring. I can't see this as being normal - the trailer is only 2 years old. Does anybody own a J feather with this type of flooring who has found that it flexes?
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Hi there - we are looking at purchasing a 2015 Jay Feather x254 but are concerned with the floor. The floor really flexes when you come in the door, when you walk into the bathroom, when you walk in front of the stove you feel a solid ridge, then you walk in front of the sink and you dip back down again. When I look under the trailer you can see it flex when the person stands in certain areas. When I asked about this the people selling the trailer said that Jayco has said this is normal because the trailer is light because they use a very light flooring. I can't see this as being normal - the trailer is only 2 years old. Does anybody own a J feather with this type of flooring who has found that it flexes?
If the floor has that much flex I would not buy it. Even if it is a light weight trailer the floor should feel the same all over, sounds like a moisture issue that is breaking down the floor causing soft spots.
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I would agree with Sundancer330and walk away from this TT
The only reason that the seller is telling you that it is normal is to get rid of his lemon.
Take the time and call Jayco to see what they have to say Also talk to a dealer and get his input.


The floors in the Jayco hybrids are bonded together and should be of the same firmness through out the whole floor. Soft spots indicate a water or moisture problem
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