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Old 11-09-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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Slide Failure

We are the original owner of a Jayfeather 29n.
We have developed a sevre floor issue. The area in question is in front of the sink and extends down the area in front of the oven.

The roof and slide out have been cleaned and sealed twice a year since new so I am certain it is not a leak isssue.

I know the floor is a laminate of luann and styrofoam. Any ideas how to best solve this issue.

I was think about installing a lamiante floor ove the length of the trailer.
My thought is that the softspots are at the seams between the internal floor bracing and that by installing the new floor over the old it would span the soft spots and spread the load over the floor framing.

My only big concern is the added weight. Any thoughts on this idea?

The slide out has enough clearance to move over the new flooring so that would not be an issue. I would finish off the floor with 1/4 round at the walls.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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nobody has any input?.... WOW
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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check out this link, same trailer with the same problem.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=4698
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #4
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When you say severe floor issue - is it a soft spot? Just trying to understand the issue.

As far as weight - whatever you add is just going to reduce your cargo capacity. I think that unit has somewhere around 1300 lbs of cargo capacity - so if your TV can handle the added weight I don't know why you could not add the flooring. Have you weighed it to see how much it would add overall?
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I think the floor will add about 200 lbs total weight.
Tow vehicle is not an issue I tow with a 3/4 ton cummins so have plenty capacity.
We Do tend to keep a lot in the trailer as far as clothes and craft stuff (DWs not mine)
Just not sure if this flooring is a good fix or not. The issue is a soft spot in front of the sink area. Wit the way the flooring system is made I am unsure of any other method with out a major cuting operation.
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I don't see where 200 lbs would cause any problems as long as you consider it as cargo in your weight calks. Have to think of other options....you are right - to do it correctly, it would be a little more work.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:16 PM   #7
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It might also be a floor support issue and putting another floor layer on top may not help any. I would get underneath the TT and access the area in question, then check for moisture damage and the possibility of a floor support issue.

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:48 PM   #8
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Chopshop, thanks for providing the link, it was a great read on the subject. There have been a few times that I thought I felt a soft spot on my floor as well. Every time I tried to locate it again on purpose , I wasn't able too. With my trailer having another year under warranty I will make sure that this is taken care of if it becomes more noticeable.
Bracing the floor from underneath seems the logical way to handle this. Even if it meant having to drop a tank. I would have hoped this would have been an area that Jayco would have addressed by reinforcing the span over a tank if this is the area that seems to be an issue.
There are several trailer companies who build using the same floor plans as Jayco. Prior to purchasing our trailer I was told that some companies under speced the lightweights and ran into problems with floors not being strong enough. They than stopped making them because of the complaints. At one time our trailer design had a second door and a lower weight rating. I just hope that they have it right now.
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