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Old 09-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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I looked at a couple trailers a while ago (a boler and a casita) and a common problem I noticed was the door leaked and ruined the plywood floor. Now I looked underneath and saw a lot of rivets poking through. Is that all that is holding the floor to the fiberglass bottom?
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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Ummmmm, What year Casita? Cause I have never seen a Casita's with plywood floors, they are encased in glass (there is a name for it, but I can't remember what they actually call it).

That is not to say it couldn't get a sloppy floor, but find it weird that you say rivet's poking thru! Underneath?

Can you take pic's? Wasn't the Casita completely fiberglass underneath?


I am sorry, I am not much help. But have to question cause I have never seen a Casita that wasn't fiberglass underneath. Hopefully someone will be able to help you.........


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Old 09-01-2011, 05:24 PM   #3
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Ummmmm, What year Casita? Cause I have never seen a Casita's with plywood floors, they are encased in glass (there is a name for it, but I can't remember what they actually call it).

That is not to say it couldn't get a sloppy floor, but find it weird that you say rivet's poking thru! Underneath?

Can you take pic's? Wasn't the Casita completely fiberglass underneath?


I am sorry, I am not much help. But have to question cause I have never seen a Casita that wasn't fiberglass underneath. Hopefully someone will be able to help you.........


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it was a 1984 ,the underneath was was fiberglass, but the floor was plywood. I also looked at a boler 1978 the underneath was fiberglass, but the floor was plywood. Both wewe soaking wet.
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You were looking at trailers that are 27 and 33 years old respectively. If these were stickies... they'd be a pile of mush (more than likely). Sounds like poor maintenance issues. If these have air-craft style doors, keeping on top of the door seals is paramount. My 23 year old Scamp has NO floor issues and has a MDF floor that's sealed in fiberglass resin. I wouldn't necessarily call floor rot a "common" problem. It's only a problem if leaks aren't taken care of promptly.
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You were looking at trailers that are 27 and 33 years old respectively. If these were stickies... they'd be a pile of mush (more than likely). Sounds like poor maintenance issues. If these have air-craft style doors, keeping on top of the door seals is paramount. My 23 year old Scamp has NO floor issues and has a MDF floor that's sealed in fiberglass resin. I wouldn't necessarily call floor rot a "common" problem. It's only a problem if leaks aren't taken care of promptly.
The two that I looked at both appeared to have been sitting out in the woods for years. I'm hoping that after labor day one will pop up that has been used recently.
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. If these were stickies... they'd be a pile of mush (more than likely).

Exactly!




Ok, as for the mushy floor, Many replace the plywood, even on not so mushy floors. If your not into that much re-hab, I would certainly keep looking. Hopefully your right, after the holiday someone will decide to sell rather than pay for storage through out the winter. Good luck!
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