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Old 06-11-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Subflooring Options: Luan or Plywood

We'll be making our new purchase by the end of this month, we have a handful of models we can go with that we have narrowed down according to price point, weight and layout.
After reading numerous post about this issue, I have become overly concerned about which flooring over time will stand up to a family of four that camps approximately 30 nights per year?
Of course, 1/2" to 5/8" plywood flooring sounds so much better than a Luan veneer flooring BUT the units that most fit our needs and desires for fit and finish have the lighter weight flooring.
Having a wood frame TT in the past, I know what I'm getting with this type of construction but would like to try the super light/ultralight models.
Anyone with real word or techy experience to help resolve my choice of least resistance would be appreciated!

2013 Sabre 32RCTS-6 (sold)
Family of 4 whose always on the GEAUX!
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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floor construction

We have had 7 campers over the last 18 years. They have had OSB/plywood/luan floors. If you get 100 replys you will get 100 different opions. The best floor we had was plywood in a very expensive and heavy fifth wheel. We now have a Rockwood 8280ws fifth wheel with the luan floor. We are retired and are full timers. To date we have had no problems with our floor or the camper. Anything with time and use will weaken. We are very pleased with our present camper and hope to get 7 to 10 years of service out of it. Good luck with the new camper you select and safe and happy travels. Tom-s
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