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Old 06-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #11
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I'm not sure what year/model, etc. you own, but it clearly states in the Rockwood brochure we used last year when purchasing our model, that the floors are vacuum bonded. I've attached a screen shot from the brochure. So isn't it buyer beware? Did you fully read the entire brochure to know what you were buying? We haven't had any issues with our floor and haven't babied it in the least. I'm not in the habit of worrying about things that MAY go wrong.
i read it all and noticed the brochure did not show any plywood.i called the factory on it when my sales person said the factory told him it was plywood. he just wanted to make a sale. i have nothing against forest river. i know construction and i want a plywood
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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Technically, it is plywood. The problem is that it is very thin plywood, and not a very high quality either.
Someone made some snide remark about 'buyer beware', but who would imagine that they wouldn't put a solid floor in a $30,000 camper?
Heck, I would even accept 7/16 OSB!
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #13
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If I'm not mistaken, Ultralites have 16" on center aluminum floor joists. My Mini Lite doesn't even have that. The floor does feel "spongier" than my previous stick and tin model but it was something I sacrificed to go to a smaller, lighter unit with the floorplan I wanted. I crawled under it one day and had my wife walk around on the inside and you can see the floor give way very slightly (and, in case she reads this, she is in no way heavy, she is very light, in fact. ) We just have to be careful. If it gets too bad in the future then I'll have to think of some way to support it.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:41 AM   #14
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:13 PM   #15
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Technically, it is plywood. The problem is that it is very thin plywood, and not a very high quality either.
Someone made some snide remark about 'buyer beware', but who would imagine that they wouldn't put a solid floor in a $30,000 camper?
Heck, I would even accept 7/16 OSB!
it wasn't a snide comment at all.brochure clearly states what type of floor these ultra light models have. Its not like FR is trying to hide the fact that the floors aren't covered in 3/4" plywood. If you wanted a model with residential plywood floors, than you have to sacrifice weight and additional cost.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #16
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Trudinator is correct. The brochure does clearly provide the floor materials of construction.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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brochure clearly states what type of floor these ultra light models have. Its not like FR is trying to hide the fact that the floors aren't covered in 3/4" plywood. If you wanted a model with residential plywood floors, than you have to sacrifice weight and additional cost.
No, the brochure is not clear.
And I don't want a "residential" floor in my camper, just something sensible. As for the extra weight and cost, just how much would that be? A hundred pounds and fifty bucks? Big friggin deal.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #18
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Have a 2011 Flagstaff 5th wheel bought in 2010. So far no floor problems, but now will probably be paying extra attention. I know the slide out is less than 3/4 inch as used short screws to put some clamps on the floor for the table, they just barely came thru the floor.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #19
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Trudinator is correct. The brochure does clearly provide the floor materials of construction.
Thank you. Others are not so convinced, even thought it clearly states "vaccum bonded floor" and even shows a photo of the floor. Clearly not plywood, OSB, etc.
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Are we pretty much done with this?

Seem like we are spinning our wheels and accomplishing "not too much."
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