I bought an '85 17' Burro
which seems very clean and solid throughout. Trailer has (all working) 3 way fridge
, forced air propane
heater, small microwave/convection oven, toilet and shower, gravel guard, water heater, small flat screen TV, electric brakes
, vent with fan.
I have a question about the floor. I have read a lot of posts about the rotted floors and I want to get comments on my experience with the new to me Burro
floor. The trailer has carpet installed inside and I was unable to check floor underneath carpet altho floor felt solid - not squishy when walking on it. When I got it home I did pull the carpet up a little along one edge by the shower stall opening and found what appears to be new bare (untreated) plywood (thickness unknown) under the carpet which is glued to subfloor. I think someone laid plywood over the original floor because when looking at underside of trailer I can see the treated (glassed) original flooring material. Before I bought it I did go around and poke the underside flooring with a knife and all seemed very solid except for a small area at the rear left corner of trailer. All the windows
seem leak free with no evidence of wetness in the storage areas under the windows
My question is if any of you have had experience with laying a layer of 'subfloor' on top of the original floor. And if the floor checks out solid on the underside can I feel confident that a previous owner wasn't trying to mask a serious floor problem.
My seller said when he bought the trailer the seller had already installed the plywood and was in process of installing carpet, so when my seller took possession the floor was carpeted. My seller has had the trailer for about 4 years and seemed quite honest about his disclosures which did not indicate any issues with floor.
I am a newby to eggs - upgrading from a tent trailer - and also new to this forum, which I love. I am a skilled DYI guy and I am finding the information on the forum invaluable. Thank you guys very much.