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Posted: 06/11/18 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azrving wrote:

The drawer is nothing, hopefully you dont have a foam core floor that gets spongy.


This is what I am dealing with. I have an area in front of my fridge and stove that is about 4' long that is spongy. Another area is also spongy. My floor is foam insulation sandwiched between luan. I have read that these floors can get spongy and water does not have to cause it. Is this correct?

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crawl under your rv .have some one bounce in that area, might theres no under support in that spot. p.s. don,t bounce to hard.

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Cecilt wrote:

azrving wrote:

The drawer is nothing, hopefully you dont have a foam core floor that gets spongy.


This is what I am dealing with. I have an area in front of my fridge and stove that is about 4' long that is spongy. Another area is also spongy. My floor is foam insulation sandwiched between luan. I have read that these floors can get spongy and water does not have to cause it. Is this correct?


Correct. My son had a Rockwood ultra light with a spongy floor in the same kitchen areas. It's a high traffic area so probably the first places to fail. He took about about a $2000 hit because everyone suspected water damage. An oil worker needing a place to live listened to what I explained and I showed him everything in the rig and web searches for that problem. Price had to be adjusted to dump it. He thought he'd get closer to $8K but settled for $5800

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midnightsadie wrote:

crawl under your rv .have some one bounce in that area, might theres no under support in that spot. p.s. don,t bounce to hard.
I was at an RV show once looking at a particular make & model TT that just came out with a different and stronger frame. I went inside and was lightly bouncing on the floor to see how much stiffer the floor was when some guy came running in saying "don't do that, you can damage it"!!! [emoticon]

Some of the floors in these things are flimsy right out of the factory and flex a LOT. Combination of floor joists too far apart and subfloor material being too thin. Then add a little water and it can be a disaster. You'd never get away with some of the TT floor designs in building construction.


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You were lucky since below is what was originally in our TT.

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Those are the same drawers that Lance uses. They're just fine in my opinion. Very lightweight and handy!


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Posted: 06/11/18 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cecilt wrote:

azrving wrote:

The drawer is nothing, hopefully you dont have a foam core floor that gets spongy.


This is what I am dealing with. I have an area in front of my fridge and stove that is about 4' long that is spongy. Another area is also spongy. My floor is foam insulation sandwiched between luan. I have read that these floors can get spongy and water does not have to cause it. Is this correct?
I bought a ultralight RV with foam core floors and traded after one trip, it did not have enough support.

I took a loss but it was my best option.

You are correct in they don’t need water intrusion to become spongy.

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Most lite trailers aren’t really lite! I’ve seen “lite” trailers with dry weights of 7500lbs. I seen one that was 7900lbs! Hardly lite!

And weight isn’t as important a factor as frontal area is!


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dodge guy wrote:

Most lite trailers aren’t really lite! I’ve seen “lite” trailers with dry weights of 7500lbs. I seen one that was 7900lbs! Hardly lite!


Lite, light, ultra-lite, etc. are only meaningless words used to convince a potential buyer that he can pull that trailer with whatever he has.

Also, those weights on the sticker are usually nonsense as well.





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azrving wrote:

Cecilt wrote:

azrving wrote:

The drawer is nothing, hopefully you dont have a foam core floor that gets spongy.


This is what I am dealing with. I have an area in front of my fridge and stove that is about 4' long that is spongy. Another area is also spongy. My floor is foam insulation sandwiched between luan. I have read that these floors can get spongy and water does not have to cause it. Is this correct?


Correct. My son had a Rockwood ultra light with a spongy floor in the same kitchen areas. It's a high traffic area so probably the first places to fail. He took about about a $2000 hit because everyone suspected water damage. An oil worker needing a place to live listened to what I explained and I showed him everything in the rig and web searches for that problem. Price had to be adjusted to dump it. He thought he'd get closer to $8K but settled for $5800


Yep, my fridge and stove or on a slide so the area in front of this when slide gets retracted during travel is very heavy. My concern is resale as well. I take great care of my vehicles and camper and to me this issue will make it very hard to sell and I am not sure how to fix it. I even had a dealer use a moisture meter in the area and it was no different than other areas of the camper that are not spongy. Doubt insurance would cover this since it was not damaged by something. I now put a throw rug down when the slide is deployed just to eliminate a lot of the spongy feel when walking in the area with bare feet.

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FrankShore wrote:

LarryJM wrote:

You were lucky since below is what was originally in our TT.

[image]

Larry

Those are the same drawers that Lance uses. They're just fine in my opinion. Very lightweight and handy!


A cheap out IMO. Spend $$$$$ on a Lance and get no drawers. Open a cabinet every time to get a utensil? Not for me.

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