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Old 05-17-2015, 03:44 PM   #11
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:57 PM   #12
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My girlfriend and I found a good deal on a 2007 surveyor m291. Everything looks good except the floor. There is a 2 foot long soft spot in the floor. I was thinking of fixing it by cutting the floor open and using 1/4 or 1/2 inch pretreated plywood. Any advice? What should I expect? I've not worked on a camper before. I have some handy skills tho. The dealer said cutting the soft spot out would be easier then dropping the tanks and going from below. I looked at the roof, looks good. I'm 250lbs will it support my weight to walk on? Is there some type of sealer I can paint on the roof? I just want to make sure it water tight.
Floors are tricky, if you can drop the bottom and see what the floor joists look like and the distance between. A lot of soft areas happen because they cut a register in and do not frame it. It could be simple but could also be a nightmare. I wouldn't walk until I seen what was under it.....

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Old 05-17-2015, 06:47 PM   #13
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Spongy floor

Most, not all laminated floors are caused by the bead style styrofoam like styrofoam cups, breaking down and getting soft. Usually breaks down in high traffic area. Mfrs. should use polystyrene , it is much more durable and or put floor joists closer than 48" apart.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:35 AM   #14
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:37 AM   #15
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Is the floor soft from water damage? There must be a reason for it.
How soft is it? They don't feel rock hard anyway.


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