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Old 06-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #21
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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.
Well, that got me to thinking that maybe I am getting senile or something, so I downloaded the brochure again. And yes, their is a graphic representation of the floor components, although not a "photo".
But there is absolutely no way to tell what the top component is. As the detail is vague, to say the least, it could very well have been 5/8ths plywood. There is no way to tell from what they provided.
I realise it was my mistake for trusting the company, and I should have been more diligent. But to suggest that the brochure provided the necessary detail, is simply not supported by the facts. They should have listed the components.
I understand why some people feel defensive about their campers, but to try to downplay the issue does a disservice to the readers of this forum.
And I realise that being critical of Forest River products is not a popular topic, but I paid a lot of money for mine, and I feel that I was short-changed.
And yes, herk, this is going nowhere, so I will shut up.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #22
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You purchased what you called an ultralite, although my flagstaff is called a superlite. Either way that would be a clue that it is going to be different than older trailers. I haven't had any floor problems and don't expect any.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #23
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And I realise that being critical of Forest River products is not a popular topic, but I paid a lot of money for mine, and I feel that I was short-changed.

And yes, herk, this is going nowhere, so I will shut up.
Don,

I don't have a problem with folks being critical of FR; they do make mistakes and take unpopular shortcuts. Criticism is healthy and sometimes the squeaky wheel does get the grease.

Make your case; get some feedback and move on.

Dwelling on an injustice (real to you or you would not have brought it up) does no one any good. If FR has an epiphany and says "OMG we never thought of that" to your gripe they might be inclined to fix it. If they have their face ground into the pavement, they are more likely to become defensive. This is human nature whether individual or corporate.

Harping on an issue just makes my inbox full; then I get "testy" from having to wade though it. I got back from my last trip with 328 emails in my inbox 314 from the Forum.

Just sayin'
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #24
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I own a Rockwood 2012, 8289WS. I have had no problem what so ever with the floor. The most weight per square ft. would be my slides and their is no sagging, and without any joist system either 16" or 14" on center like my main floor area. Even if they used plywood all that is glued and pressed and sandwiched together. I guess time will tell, but so far no problems
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #25
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Harping on an issue just makes my inbox full; then I get "testy" from having to wade though it. I got back from my last trip with 328 emails in my inbox 314 from the Forum.
No spam?
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #26
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under "normal" use, the floor will probably stand up ok. But over time, or with heavy use, your "solid" floor won't feel so solid anymore. With repeated loads from foot traffic, the styrofoam under the flexing luan will start to compress, getting worse and worse as time goes on.
i have an 1809. i weight 240#. i use my TT for business purposes, staying in it up to 20 nights/mo.

that said...when i purchased and used the 1809 for the first time there were no soft spots.

however, after 12 months of continuous use, the floor sags in the areas where there is no support. and there are two, soft-sagging 4' unsupported spans in the entry & aisle.

my take on it...hey! it is what it is. i'm a big guy and i'm using the TT for purposes which it was not intended.
that is...i'm over-using it.

so, the only way i can expect the floor to function correctly in the future is to reinforce as is outlined in this thread:

Soft floor between floor beams in 2701SS?? :( Anybody Reinforce??

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