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Old 06-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #21
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I always approach these forums as an exchange of ideas. That is what is happening here.

I stay away from forums where members are criticizing someone's opinion because it is not identical to theirs. Freedom of speech means you have the right to say it but it also means I have the right to ignore it.

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Old 06-19-2011, 05:12 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Spike99 View Post
ok then...

I'm still trying to calculate why a few sheets of 5/8 or 3/4" plywood on existing floor in the main chassis area (not the entire flooring area) will be "too much" weight. So much weight, it forces the TT over its GVW? Please explain why making any floor "better then factory" is also a bad thing? Sorry... I don't get it.... Or should I do a "what ever" comment back as well?

The "whatever" was a polite way to both dismiss your comment essentially saying you know all about Jayco flooring just because you tore down your 2006 and to say I really don't want to argue with you anymore since I don't really see it going anywhere but since you pushed...

I do not recall anyone saying anything about doing only a portion the floor. Whether the added weight would put one over the limit would depend on how close they are already. Different TTs have different cargo capacities. Different people have different needs. A single man and a dog is going to need far less cargo than a family of four with a dog. Boondockers are going to have far less cargo capacity than site campers because of the weight of the water they will be carrying in their tanks. Without knowing how much spare cargo capacity someone has, I cannot responsibly recommend to anyone to do any modifications that could significantly increase the weight of the trailer.

I never said making a floor better is a bad thing. I'm just saying that here it is unnecessary and will reduce the amount of cargo one can haul. Your comparison to a stick house is inappropriate for reasons I've already explained. A little flex in a floor isn't going to hurt the floor. If the floor is excessively soft for any reason other than a little normal flex, then it needs to be replaced, not covered over.

As I said, Jayco doesn't make all their trailer floors the way yours was made. Also, I'm sure some changes have been made in the past five years as well.

I'm dropping out of this discussion before it gets any uglier.

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:38 PM   #23
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I think the OP`s questions and concerns have been addressed. Some very good points and suggestions have been made. I hope they get the floor fixed soon to their satisfaction, any help from a manufacturer on a 2007 unit would be a longshot at best. Good luck with the floor, Cranberry.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:57 PM   #24
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I believe that in home construction they use " luan" over the first layer of plywood ,screwed every 6 ", then installing the vinal . The luan is about 1/4" inch thick therefore very lightweight.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:18 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Part of the reason has to do with Jayco gluing their floors down. Most flooring manufacturers now recommend floating the flooring to avoid this problem. It makes more sense for Jayco to glue it down since fitting a floating floor is far too expensive to be competitive. If the floor was just laid loose on the floor without gluing, then the cabinetry, walls, etc. were then added on top, the flooring would eventually buckle. Gluing reduces the chances that problems can develop..
Floating flooring is the main reason the coverings split.. My first TT cracked.. now I winterize my TT by parking under a palm tree ..problem solved ..for me
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:20 PM   #26
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2007 27BH split floor

I have a 2007 JayFlight 27BH and its permanently parked at our camp and I went to the camp yesterday just to check things out and I was very disappointed when I saw my vinyl floor had cracked and tooled up from the fridge to the back bunk and also the plastic trim piece around the fridge had broken.. A friend of mine has an '08 26 BH and his floor did the same a few years back... So looks like I have a job to do before I can enjoy my summer get away
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #27
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Welcome to the user friendly Jayco Owners forum! Our members just love to answer questions or help out other members when possible and have fun sharing their experiences . They also love pictures of your RV, tow vehicles, and campsites!! So do not hesitate to post pics of your Jayco in the "Pics of your Jayco forum" and pics of your tow vehicle in the "Tow Vehicle forum".

Feel free to participate in our many fun polls (first thread in New Members forum has them all listed, second thread has more new member welcoming info). Post often, have fun with the forum, and enjoy your Jayco!

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Old 03-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #28
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I had this happen on my 2008 19h camper. This was discovered in the spring of 2009.

I should mention that I live in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the over winter temperatures can and do reach as low as -35c, and for very prolonged periods of time.

My camper was in warranty, and the flooring was replaced under warranty. Actually replaced twice, the first job was terrible, so i pushed to have it redone.

I was told by my vendor that Jayco had done a perimeter glue only and not a full glue down. This same dealer told me that Jayco now does a full glue-down to counteract this problem.

The repair was done by removing the toilet, using a flooring knife to score the floor around all the cabinetry and the old flooring removed. The new floor was cut to size, full-glued down and then a nice caulk used at all cabinets..... As stated the first job was terrible, the installer left a soft spot, they tried to correct it, but made it worse, so I pushed until it was redone. After repair, the problem never occured in the next couple of years.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #29
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It's not just a Jayco issue. My old 2010 27BH Dutchmen Sport vinyl flooring had split in two different places. After fixing it myself I traded it in for my Jayco 2006 29FBS which I'm very happy with. When I tore up the flooring I noticed it was only tacked along the the edges. No glue and cheaper vinyl flooring. This must be the way for the manufactures to keep cost down on their lower end RV units. Never had this problem with my 19H or 29FBS units. Hope you get yours fixed soon. Happy Camping
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:42 AM   #30
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I just went and checked my 2008 19BH and the vinyl floor is split across from cupboards to under table.
I live in northwestern Ontario and this is the coldest winter in over 20 years.

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