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Old 11-13-2014, 07:56 PM   #15
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Some thoughts

So, with regards to the soft floor; I'm wondering if the OP is referring to the floor under the table. If so; yep, soft no problem. It's the hatch to the fresh water tank.
In regards to the table; other things under the table are the leaf sliders. These are, in my opinion, a blessing and a curse. I've rehabilitated my table and leaf sliders and really want them to work but, they are constantly one of my biggest sources of frustration. I can't find a burly enough draw clasp to keep the table from self-destructing on washboard roads. I'm about ready to throw in the towel and make a new table, 3/4 length, with a spacer to make the bed, but that's another thread....
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:47 PM   #16
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Hi Scott, actually under the table is in really good shape with access to the water tank and seems to be in good shape. It is in fact the main area of the floor that is bad.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:50 PM   #17
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Hi David I think Ill do just that for now and see if this trillium a good fit for the family before taking on that job.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:10 AM   #18
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I think that is best Aaron. I figure, as long as you don't go through, why worry about it.

Just out of curiosity, did the previous owner inform you of the soft floor, or did you discover it after you purchased it? That would be a nasty surprise.
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:16 PM   #19
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No it was not mentioned when I bought the trailer,but I did feel it but I guess I was hopeing that it was all fiberglass
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:00 PM   #20
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A few before pics.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:08 PM   #21
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Hi david just a thought do you have any idea how much space is between the top layer of the fiberglass floor and the bottom layer? It must be more then the thickness of the plywood? I wonder if there are ribs like a boat? Any idea? Has anyone have pics between the two layers of fiberglass? www.transomrepair.net - The Home of Seacast™ - www.transomrepair.net - The Home of Seacast™ This is why I ask.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:12 PM   #22
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Arron, your boat link got me to thinking and searching.

Check out this link Wood preservation, rot repair, and restoration using epoxy resin on boats, homes and log homes.
and scroll down to Repairing Rotted Cores Method 2: Treating Core Without Removing Fiberglass Skin.

The skill saw technique sounds interesting. I'd be tempted to try it by making a few widely spaced cuts, using the material and letting it set. Then repeating with cuts between the initial ones or even in a checkerboard pattern.

It appears that they are using this stuff CPES
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:07 PM   #23
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Hi Roy


This is pretty interesting stuff the only wonder is any after smell in the enclosed trailer? I take it we are in the same boat "trailer". I was just looking under the front couch and pulled up some sort of flooring the PO laid down on the floor under there and the wood is so bad I was pulling chunks of it up with my hands right down to the lower fiberglass shell? I stopped right away but when I have more time Ill see how much comes out.
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:01 PM   #24
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I am fairly sure the plywood is tightly sandwiched between the outside shell, and the inside floor of the trailer. This picture is of my trailer that I call the Cantaloupe. It has been my experimental trailer. I tried out my belly band technique on it first:
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I have looked very closely at it. This picture is shot looking straight towards the back of the trailer. The camera is almost on the floor looking inside the kitchen. In the early trailers, the furniture was one piece. From the back, I can look forward, into the kitchen.

This is different in a 4500. The gaucho is it's own piece, and doesn't connect to the kitchen. But I suspect that they do the plywood in the floor the same. It might actually go right to the side of the trailer, like the later years did in the rear dinette bins. You can't see the bottom of the pontoons, that run down the outside of the frame. Since the sheet they were working with is 8' long, the could have run it right to the wall.
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:11 PM   #25
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A few more pictures of that plywood, from different angles.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:15 PM   #26
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I saw a Trill with an original cutlery drawer still in place. I'm a newbie too
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:33 PM   #27
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Our Trillium has a sliding cutlery box holder under the table. It even has a wee locking gadget to keep it in place.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:53 PM   #28
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I have a place for a drawer too! I am bemoaning the fact that there is no "fabricator" in my life! My hubby can paint, but otherwise I'm on my own!! I will take measurements and look around in the thrift stores and so on. Since my dinette will be up most of the time, I look forward to this extra storage space!
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