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Old 07-16-2014, 10:03 AM   #1
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I bought few weeks ago 2010 X-lite 26bh really cheap(I think from auction.Trailer was flooded and got few really soft spots on rear section.I am planning to put rig on my summer lot so I didn't care to much about title.

I need few tips form you guys on putting new floor.
Plan is to put new playwoods on whole camper.
All work I will do by myself.

I am debating on using 3/4" playwood with vinyl flooring or use 5/8" with thicker laminate panels.

Can I use 3.5 inch insulation from home depot?

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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With the factory GVWR at only 5400 pounds, you are going to have a real challenge repairing that unit as a DIY and have any kind of remaining payload.

2010 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 26BH Trailer : Reviews, Prices and Specs : RV Guide

The ultra-lite materials and cabinetry used in the original are designed from the wheels up to be as light as possible.

You may have been better off buying a frame from Lippert or Dexter rated for a more realistic GVWR for a DIY camper using commonly available materials.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:07 PM   #4
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With the factory GVWR at only 5400 pounds, you are going to have a real challenge repairing that unit as a DIY and have any kind of remaining payload.

2010 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 26BH Trailer : Reviews, Prices and Specs : RV Guide

The ultra-lite materials and cabinetry used in the original are designed from the wheels up to be as light as possible.

You may have been better off buying a frame from Lippert or Dexter rated for a more realistic GVWR for a DIY camper using commonly available materials.
The OP is going to use it on a perm site (no title) so a one time, dry, empty move could be do-able. If it looks like it is getting close to limits, some project check points could wait until the unit is set. Once it is there they may not be able to move it but should get a number of useful years out of it.

I appreciate the opportunity to see a project like this. I hope more pix are to follow.

To respond to kurens, where are you thinking to put the foam? If you can get it in under the floor it will really help the R value.
Laminate is a heck of a lot more durable that vinyl for scratches, but often not moisture. If there is risk of standing water, do the vinyl.
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The OP is going to use it on a perm site (no title) so a one time, dry, empty move could be do-able. If it looks like it is getting close to limits, some project check points could wait until the unit is set. Once it is there they may not be able to move it but should get a number of useful years out of it.

I appreciate the opportunity to see a project like this. I hope more pix are to follow.
Ah! Excellent point. With enough frame supports at the final location it should not be too "bouncy."
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #6
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With the factory GVWR at only 5400 pounds, you are going to have a real challenge repairing that unit as a DIY and have any kind of remaining payload.

2010 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 26BH Trailer : Reviews, Prices and Specs : RV Guide

The ultra-lite materials and cabinetry used in the original are designed from the wheels up to be as light as possible.

You may have been better off buying a frame from Lippert or Dexter rated for a more realistic GVWR for a DIY camper using commonly available materials.

What did they do to make it an Ultra-Lite with the materials? it looks exactly like the materials in my 26TBSS. It just doesn't have a slider and some of the other stuff that my 26TBSS. but the interior looks like the exact same stuff... especially the cabinetry.
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Hello. I admire your ability/willingness to "take on a project". I usually am the one doing this. When we bought our unit...DW said...NO, we are not buying a fixer...so we spent 4x the original budget. Enjoy your PROJECT and TT.
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With the factory GVWR at only 5400 pounds, you are going to have a real challenge repairing that unit as a DIY and have any kind of remaining payload.

2010 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 26BH Trailer : Reviews, Prices and Specs : RV Guide

The ultra-lite materials and cabinetry used in the original are designed from the wheels up to be as light as possible.

You may have been better off buying a frame from Lippert or Dexter rated for a more realistic GVWR for a DIY camper using commonly available materials.
I will use orginal cabinetry from actual camper and bought 5/8 inch playwood(which supposed to be even lighter than osb boards from factory) with 2mm vinyl on top.
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Hello. I admire your ability/willingness to "take on a project". I usually am the one doing this. When we bought our unit...DW said...NO, we are not buying a fixer...so we spent 4x the original budget. Enjoy your PROJECT and TT.
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The OP is going to use it on a perm site (no title) so a one time, dry, empty move could be do-able. If it looks like it is getting close to limits, some project check points could wait until the unit is set. Once it is there they may not be able to move it but should get a number of useful years out of it.

I appreciate the opportunity to see a project like this. I hope more pix are to follow.

To respond to kurens, where are you thinking to put the foam? If you can get it in under the floor it will really help the R value.
Laminate is a heck of a lot more durable that vinyl for scratches, but often not moisture. If there is risk of standing water, do the vinyl.
Will post more pix for sure.
Got most materials and will start probably next week.
As for for insulating I was thinking to put those 1/4inch pink rigid FOAMULAR sheathing under plywood between frame supports.
Still debating
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Plenty of food for thought on replacing floors on You Tube...
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