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Posted: 08/22/20 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, after many many nights in my TC the 1/4” floor in my wolf creek is becoming soft in and around the kitchen area. Apparently the 1/4” floor can’t really accommodate my 200+ weight cooking in the kitchen and stepping down from the cabover!! a lot of LOL!!!
I don’t think this topic has really come up and of course it’s not something I focused on when looking and buying. I remember a thread from someone saying “that is all you need” well I need to fix this before it gets worse so my question is?

What do I do? The best fix I am looking at is to pull the bottom off, remove the fresh water tank and reinforce the floor which is going to be a Pain. Any other ideas?


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Posted: 08/22/20 06:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why do people say they have soft floors? THEY ARE ROTTEN. If it is rotten find the leak first and then rip out all the floors and replace.


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Posted: 08/22/20 06:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or get a metal plate and cover the area with that and a decent rug

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I’d think about adding starboard or aluminum plate. 1/4 inch is pretty thin. Depending on how hard it is to get to the floor, I’d try to replace as much as you can. There is also many different finishes of vinyl flooring that could be used to update the look to even a “wood” flooring look if you wanted.

But, before I’d do that ... I’d call the manufacturer if not for them standing behind it, but at least for information on what they think is the best way to fix it.


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I am not terribly convinced that Northwood would use a 1/4 piece of plywood as the floor material. That thin of wood won't support much weight at all.


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Install laminate flooring over the vinyl, that'll add strength.


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Well is it the joists or the plywood that’s fatigued? Assuming not rotten.
I’d strip off the linoleum or whatever and add another sub floor or whatever. Seem way easier to raise the floor say 1/2” than tear the camper apart.


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Posted: 08/23/20 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

deltabravo wrote:

I am not terribly convinced that Northwood would use a 1/4 piece of plywood as the floor material. That thin of wood won't support much weight at all.


I do have access to the basement from the cabover step

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Basically they have the flooring laid on top of a 1/4” piece of something then block styrofoam with another piece of 1/4” something (not sure if I would call it plywood) supported by the aluminum trusses spaced every 3 feet I believe.
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It appears to be the same type of construction in the roof heres a pic of the roof when I removed the vent and installed some fans

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And here is where the soft spot is
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I have PDF copies of the entire WC850 frame drawings, here is a screenshot of the floor. I'm not seeing any cross bracing where your soft spot is.

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It doesn’t look like it’s damaged. Have you thought about adding cross bracing from below? That would probably be a lot easier. But, I’d still give the manufacturer a shout.

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