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Old 06-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Small bad spot in my Burro floor

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I just bought a 1981 13ft burro. It was well kept and in good condition with a couple modifications done by PO. I wanted to strip the inside and redo it with my own Ideas and in doing so I noticed the body on the front passenger side was crushing slightly on the frame. No cracks in the frame are evident, but when I looked in the front, right-side compartment, there is what feels like a rotted patch of floor. You can see in the pics,( I hope they uploaded) the "ring" of saturated wood that is rotten near the front of the body. What are my options for repair?
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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Hi Thomas, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

There are lots of kind and helpful people on the forums, I'm sure one will be along shortly with an answer to your question.

BTW: I'm not seeing any picture
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Could you get a piece of steel plate under the floor between it and the frame and big enough to bolt through solid floor area to eliminate the body sag. Then cut out the bad spot and put in a new section. I'm not familiar with the burro frame, but could you also add another frame member for better support. Another Burro owner will most likely have some better ideas.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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Hi everyone.
I just bought a 1981 13ft burro. It was well kept and in good condition with a couple modifications done by PO. I wanted to strip the inside and redo it with my own Ideas and in doing so I noticed the body on the front passenger side was crushing slightly on the frame. No cracks in the frame are evident, but when I looked in the front, right-side compartment, there is what feels like a rotted patch of floor. You can see in the pics,( I hope they uploaded) the "ring" of saturated wood that is rotten near the front of the body. What are my options for repair?
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Thomas,
Good luck with your floor repair. I replaced the entire floor in my 1980 Burro. Before I ripped up the floor I did not think that there was nearly as much rot as I found.
If you have not already seen it, take a look at the following link.
No wonder the Burro floor is rotted
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Also as everyone will say. Find the source of the leak(s). Otherwise you will have wasted your time.
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GitRot may fix the soft floor, but it's not going to lift that corner of the body off the frame... as you know. I'd lift it first so you can check all of it. You don't need to remove the body from the frame, just loosen the bolts and lift it a bit...
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #9
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Great advice from everyone, thanks. I looked the spot over after Donna suggested looking under the frame, and inside, where the floor meets the curve of the wall, the fiberglass is cracked just where that saturation ring of rot is in the photo. I think that's why the corner of the body is sagging and dinging on the frame.
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