Wood floor replacement on a 13 ft boler - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-17-2015, 08:54 PM   #1
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Wood floor replacement on a 13 ft boler

So I have my frame out with only one small crack,now I want to replace the wood floor.is it best to leave the fiberglassed wood in place and just cut around the edge on like 30 degree angle and the same on the new piece? Or is there a better way.thanks form grande prairie ab
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So I have my frame out with only one small crack,now I want to replace the wood floor.is it best to leave the fiberglassed wood in place and just cut around the edge on like 30 degree angle and the same on the new piece? Or is there a better way.thanks form grande prairie ab
Some Boler's have a completely glassed in floor (later models) mine a 1971 had wood exposed floors glassed in around the edges of the body on both the top and underside of the floor. I cut through the top layer of fiberglass right at the body with a dremel plunge cut tool and left the underside glass in tack and slowly pulled and pryed to wood off so that the glass on the underside left a lip for my new wood to rest on to assist in getting the new wood floor to line up in the same spot all the way around the body. The front upper floor came out easily, the upper dinette was a challenge and I had to take it out in 3 pieces (save them and use it as a template to cut the new wood). The sides we a little difficult to remove with the wheel wells...I have a few pictures on my thread, Our 1971 13' Boler Mods.

Leaving the lip is important as if the body doesn't line up to the wood floor exactly the same it can cause the body to buck or twist which can cause stress cracks in places or even cause fit problems with your door.
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