Floor removal and replacement (1 Viewer)

Oct 5, 2022
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Altrincham, UK
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Geist Phantom
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2005 had a motorhome had a gap now back
I found some rotten flooring not just spongy from previous ownership and it turned out to be worse than I thought, a metal plate or two had been discreetly slid in via the wheel arch to support it which has come to light, the timber struts are like straw, so Im taking them all out and replacing them. Ive not found any other adverturous souls taking this on and before I start replacing bits would really appreciate any wisdom. ie what glue to use between the side skin and on the floor, Im going to replace the vinyl with a slim wood faux panel for more stability too, most of the underneath is fine except for the edge so trying to do the minimal amount of disturbance but where there are wooden beams taking them back the whole length if this is necessary.

There had been a leak all along the near side under the sink which has gone two ways obviously when parked at different angles. it was all rotten I have spent days now digging out the rotten timber between the skin and the veneer on the side panel and digging out the rotten timber in channels the rotten wood was easy to get out but omg the good stuff was a night mare excuse the hole, excuse the hole that was the bad bit under the sink, now ready to put a new boards in the whole length of the side up between the skin and along the bottom meeting back to the floor,.. . But it will be stronger than it was and better when its finished.

I have removed the seats seat belts and non supportive items from are ie, kitchen etc but not wardrobes which are supporting and away from the rot.

I was hoping to be travelling in this for our 40th Anniversary this month, but it will be even better when I have got over this hurdle, always look on the bright side.

Im driving my husband mad with diagrams and waking up and silly hours thinking of solutions

Last picture is a diagram of the floor and all measurements of the bits I have found with timbers. Im hoping this might help others , perhaps not to even start such a mad job.
 

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Sep 13, 2019
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Hertfordshire
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Bailey 79-4T
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Since 2019
Totally feel your pain of a rotten floor, had this and a few other issues on my current MH. If you search on here you will find many threads of people repairing their MH’s and some great advice.

I have done three projects around dampness including roof, walls and floors. The below link is for the floor one


Good luck with your repair and then happy travels thereafter

Darren
 
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Grousemoor
Oct 5, 2022
19
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Altrincham, UK
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Geist Phantom
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2005 had a motorhome had a gap now back
At last seeing the light, we have been busy, I have removed all the wood the whole length of the internal upright wall carefully and replaced it all the way along to keep integrity of structure, replaced with more solid timber the rotten area not patched but whole lengths, it has not been done as a patch up but to last for years, it is now as solid as a rock, just repainting under and ready to put the lockers back on. Had lots of help from my husband and son, it has been stress and pain at times, we are pretty practical DIYers. I will definitely be more alert to cover ups in the future if we ever change but thing this will keep us on the road for years. What are peoples thoughts on personalising internal seating covers, is staying with the blue stripes original good
 
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