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Old 06-29-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Soft Spot in the Floor-FR Palomino

We have a soft spot in our bathroom floor.
This trailer is 3 yrs old.
At first we thought it could be carpenter ants-but not so.
We had a F.R. tech look at the floor and he said it was a failure on the sub floor.The cause was the big stretch(4 ft.) between the supports.
The sub floor is said to be Luan and not very thick.
The question is-has anyone else experienced this on an F.R. product?
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:54 PM   #2
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My son is currently replacing the floor on a keystone for that very reason.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:18 AM   #3
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We have a soft spot in the floor in front of the sink area in our 2010 Sierra 355QBQ 5th wheel. I've talked to others with similar campers to mine and they have mentioned the same.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:21 AM   #4
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Do you know if you have a wooden plywood floor or if it is one of the lightweight foam floors used by FR?
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:24 AM   #5
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I don't know for sure. I haven't ever heard about a foam floor. I always assumed it was wood.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:33 AM   #6
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FR uses the foam floors to cut down on weight. It is a sandwich product with thin sheets of luan on either side of the foam core. The floor generally cannot be fixed and needs to be replaced. It is possible to cut out the section and replace with wood but the foam floor is rather thick. Could be 1". You need to replace with a like thickness for the floor to be smooth.

Try to do a google search for foam RV floor repair/replace. I am sure there are posts on forums that show this product.

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Old 06-30-2015, 10:36 AM   #7
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We have a soft spot in our bathroom floor.
This trailer is 3 yrs old.
At first we thought it could be carpenter ants-but not so.
We had a F.R. tech look at the floor and he said it was a failure on the sub floor.The cause was the big stretch(4 ft.) between the supports.
The sub floor is said to be Luan and not very thick.
The question is-has anyone else experienced this on an F.R. product?
Thanks-The Boss
You opened up a (Can of Worms) by asking (On a F/R product)! All F/R Units do (NOT) use the same (Type/Makeup) of Floors,ask about (1) type at a time or this will be a (Runaway Train)! Your unit is (Vinyl/luan/Foam/luan) floor makeup? Youroo!!
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:37 AM   #8
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It had been soft since we purchased the unit new. I just assumed some support beam or bracing needed to be placed in between to give more support.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:40 AM   #9
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We have just dealt with it. I figure until I fall through it, I will just enjoy it while I have it.
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That is still a viable option at this point also. You can always get under there and install some wooded cross beams. No need to have a weld shop do it.
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