redoing the floor in my tent trailer

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Old 09-08-15, 06:23 AM
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redoing the floor in my tent trailer

Hi all,

I have an 89 Bonair BA-700. I have noticed the floors are getting week in spots so I want to redo them. If anyone has any instructions or guide lines on this, that would be appreciated.

From what I see most floors in tent trailers are 3/4 plywood with a linoleum flooring. I was wondering if using a 1/2 plywood, and then using a floating floor instead would make it more weak or stronger?

why kind of plywood should I use? I was planning on regular plywood, and then using that spray tar underneath to do the undercoating.

thanks for any guidance or ideas.
 
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Old 09-08-15, 06:27 AM
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What supports the existing plywood? That is what gives you the strength.
 
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Old 09-08-15, 06:30 AM
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I don't know yet, I have not started the ripping apart process yet. I know there is some of the frame from the trailer underneath.
 
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Where are the weak spots? along the perimeter where water can infiltrate? I agree you need to remove the weak areas and investigate further before coming up with a concrete plan.
 
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I don't know yet
Maybe you can search online before you start the work.
 
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What do you see when you look up from underneath?
 
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Most trailers are built by laying the floor then building on top of it. Due to that you will have to cut all the way around. I have seen full size mobile homes with 5/8 plywood which is hard to match. Stay with whatever is in it now. Marine plywood or equivalent As Mark said find out what caused the soft spots and correct. Finally do you really want to put a floating floor in something that goes bouncing down the road?
 
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