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Old 06-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #15
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My floor in my Travco is untreated marine grade plywood from the factory. The camper sat for years with both roof vents broken and numerous leaks and i is still in overall good conditon save for a few spots where the water accumulated. I am putting MArine Grade back in and coating the pieces with Exterior grade Polyurethane. I figure if it lasted 40 yrs with nothing it will last more than 40 yrs with the poly and that will outlast me....
I do not think the Scamp has Marine grade plywood. Seems like the cheap stuff from Home Depot to me other than the layer of protection on the bottom.

Considering the how important to the life of the trailer and how hard replacing the whole thing, it's one of my biggest disappointment in Scamp design and construction. The welded on axle being another. Both things that could be done so much better for little added expense. I know it's hard to stay in business building these things, but still!

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