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Old 03-21-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Front Storage Compartment Floor Cracks

I have a 2013 Silverback 29re. The front storage compartment has a plastic floor. I noticed that it is starting to crack already. Of course I want to replace it. I know I could go the plywood route but does anyone know where I can plastic type flooring that comes in a 6 X 6 sheet so I can cut to fit? I am just thinking of options right now and I am only reconsidering putting in another plastic floor because of exposure to the elements and weight
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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Hey fellow Dmax'r! I'm not exactly sure where and what you are talking about. Are you talking about the very front compartment behind the pin box? And "plastic" floor...is there no subfloor there like wood with plastic laminent over it? Can you take a pic? With all that said, for anything like this on my RV (or boat) I use marine grade/treated plywood. I've used some plastic stuff for the boat once, but it is very pricey and heavy as plain old treated plywood.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:17 PM   #3
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Yes it's the front most compartment It is just a plastic floor no other sub flooring

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:03 PM   #4
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WOW, that's crazy man. The floor up there in my Sandpiper is sheet metal welded to the bottom of the frame. (I'm about to do some serious modifying up there and building a double floor with storage underneath.) If I remember correctly, it was the same in my Flagstaff...maybe plywood...but certainly not plastic. With that said, I'd still go back with treated plywood and cover that with some of this industrial carpet that you buy at lowes or some rubber mat.
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I checked with Forest River today and was surprised I could get a replacement floor for about $55. I was also surprised that shipping would be $135!!!! So I guess I am going the plywood route
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Weird size stuff will cost you thru the nose to ship. Here's something that I do regularly to save some bucks. Go to Lowes or Home Depot and ask the guys in lumber if they have a "damaged" pile out back. I've bought a couple of sheets of treated plywood that had a torn up corner or partial delamination for nearly nothing.
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I'd probably go the plywood route as well. Might consider coating the plywood in a fiberglass resin, water sealing, or undercoating before installing. I'm thinking I'd probably undercoat or paint it first, then put a coin pattern rubber mat (like the shop floor stuff) in the bay. Our's has minimal angle iron supports under that plastic. With the spare tire in there, you can see the angle iron flexing down a bit. Thought about beefing this up a little, but that's on one of those round toits.
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Yes it's the front most compartment It is just a plastic floor no other sub flooring

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In my Rockwood I have just a plastic floor as you do, I guess it's common, they say to keep the weight down but what are we really talking about 4 or 5 lbs? It's just a cheap way for them. Now since you mentioned the problem I think I might put some 1/2" plywood to cover it. Thanks for bringing that up just never entered my mine.....
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