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Old 07-11-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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Floor replacement cost

I am looking at a 2007 831RLSS Flagstaff to purchase. It has some soft spots in the floor. What would a good estimate be to replace or repair the floor? If it is possibly.
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If it has soft spots I would advise to pass it by unless they are willing to let it go for about 1/4 the low book price. Floor removal and replacement unless you do it your self can be very expensive.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:06 PM   #3
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Also you should be concerned with how the floor got soft, often indicates water damage, which may also be in the walls. My brother did a section in his, leaked around the hot water heater. Had to strip out a substantial amount of the interior and luckily did not extend under the exterior walls.


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Old 07-11-2016, 09:08 PM   #4
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I agree, but they have agreed to repair the floor prior to my purchase. Just curious what it might cost to repair the floor.
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I agree, but they have agreed to repair the floor prior to my purchase. Just curious what it might cost to repair the floor.

I would hope for a good deal and find the cause to stop the next soft spots. Like posted above opt for a good deal. Most of the used trailers I looked at were just plain junk. It is amazing how people tear stuff up.

BTW I would see if they let me check in with them during the repair to ensure good work. Chances are if they didn't advertise soft floor to start then there may be a trust issue.

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Old 07-12-2016, 10:52 AM   #6
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Thanks guys,

I am waiting to hear back from the guy who owns the Flagstaff as to when the floor will be repaired. I will then make the trip to check to see how it was repaired. The floor is a composite floor that may have just got soft from foot traffic in the sponge areas. Be it foot traffic or water I think it will be expense to fix.

Our first travel trailer, just want to be careful.
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Best of luck on your endeavor.
That is a huge repair to contend with for your first purchase.
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Thanks guys,

I am waiting to hear back from the guy who owns the Flagstaff as to when the floor will be repaired. I will then make the trip to check to see how it was repaired. The floor is a composite floor that may have just got soft from foot traffic in the sponge areas. Be it foot traffic or water I think it will be expense to fix.

Our first travel trailer, just want to be careful.
I would want to check that the soft spots are localized. Water damage can go everywhere. If you find mold, run.

I hope the seller is a close buddy otherwise he could just fix the soft spots and not tell that your health may be at risk.
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I would walk away from this immediately.

If you are getting this for pennies on the dollar then I would entertain negotiations. Even then I am talking about like 25 percent or less of low value and that is with the floor "repaired".

I would be less concerned about the repair and more concerned with how it was damaged as well as (more importantly) damage that is yet to be discovered.

Is this at a dealer? or being solid privately? Who is doing the repair? a dealer or an individual seller?


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Search for videos of RV assemble lines. The floor is one of the first things to be attached to the frame. The remainder of the RV is built on top of the floor. So properly repairing any major floor damage is not a simple thing.
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