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Old 08-29-2016, 01:11 AM   #11
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I would like to thank everybody for there help on this. Here are some before pictures of the project. It was not good looking as the leak was worse than we thought.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:15 AM   #12
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Here are the pictures from during the process.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:28 AM   #13
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Here is the finished product. We had to remove the couch and dinette. All of the wood in the slide was rotted through. It was so bad that when we were standing on it to work it started to give way and break through. The project took about a week of work total with about 60 man hours. Not bad for not knowing what we were doing before we started. Some of the molding needed to be replaced and it was a big upgrade as we used finished oak instead of the partical board material that was used when it was built.

Bama Rambler thank you for the idea of how to make the cuts for the board. I used Gorilla Glue for the wood and screwed them together. After it dried and we started to cut this to size we put it up on blocks and started to jump on it to make sure it would hold. It is stronger now than when it came from the factory.

Total cost to do the work on this was $350.00 and this included buying a air staple gun for $80.00. If I would of taken it to the local RV shop they told me well over $1000.00 for the repair work.

These forums are a great place for information and I love coming here to get the know how from the people that help.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:12 AM   #14
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Really nice job.

Congratulations!
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:32 AM   #15
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Y'all did a fine job. Congratulations.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:53 AM   #16
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That is a testament to the ingenuity of people. That is a really nice job, and much better than the original.

I'm glad I was able to impart a little information that helped, but you took the initiative and did a great job.

Also, thank you very much for coming back and letting us know how it turned out and especially for posting the pictures of the progress.
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:45 PM   #17
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Nice repair

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Here is the finished product. We had to remove the couch and dinette. All of the wood in the slide was rotted through. It was so bad that when we were standing on it to work it started to give way and break through. The project took about a week of work total with about 60 man hours. Not bad for not knowing what we were doing before we started. Some of the molding needed to be replaced and it was a big upgrade as we used finished oak instead of the partical board material that was used when it was built.

Bama Rambler thank you for the idea of how to make the cuts for the board. I used Gorilla Glue for the wood and screwed them together. After it dried and we started to cut this to size we put it up on blocks and started to jump on it to make sure it would hold. It is stronger now than when it came from the factory.

Total cost to do the work on this was $350.00 and this included buying a air staple gun for $80.00. If I would of taken it to the local RV shop they told me well over $1000.00 for the repair work.

These forums are a great place for information and I love coming here to get the know how from the people that help.
I am looking to do the same thing for the back smaller slide at this time. I do not want to go back with the "Darco". Anyone have a suggestion on any other way to seal the floor underneath?

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Old 02-02-2017, 06:48 AM   #18
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You could use PVC or hypalon pond liner and glue it to the underside. You could even use shower pan liner and glue it up.

You could even get some liquid 'Bed Liner' and roll or spray it on the bottom side.
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Thanks Bama Rambler! Would you suggest marine grade or pressure treated plywood? I would like to think that I would not have to redo this in a couple of years or so! Thanks again for the info!
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Either will work, but regular plywood with exterior glue will probably last a very long time. Especially if you were to prime it prior to, and after installation.

As I said in an earlier post, Marine will be stronger because of the additional ply's and 'no-gap' construction, but I don't think that's much of an issue if you use thinner sheets and sandwich them.
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