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Old 01-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #43
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LOL no problem my error and missed the "KZ" in your first post - I keep forgetting you went to the dark side! ;-)))
Yes, Bwa-ha-haaa! But I am open-minded about "coming back to the light" someday. May the egg be with you!

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Old 01-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #44
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The main floor plywood seem dry and I haven't found any visible rot there yet.

There is also a separate plywood floor inside, under the bed/dinette seat. That turned out to be holding water from ?? ( the windows maybe), and it had rotted out.

I've pulled all the windows, and seen rot in some of the wood backing frames. I'm still thinking about what material to use for replacements. Cedar? It's not that expensive up here.

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Trilliums have a fiberglass bottom with a sheet of plywood on the inside. On my 34 year old trailer the plywood looks brand new. It looks fairly easy to change if it did rot. fredo411 has Trillium 4500 that has a lot of water damage. I wonder how his floor is.

The part that is really susceptible to rot is the inside of the window frames. There is a plywood flange around the windows. This is what the screws that hold the windows in bite into. They get exposed to moisture one way or another and rot. I would like to replace the wood in mine with something that does not rot. Aluminum? Duradeck? Nylon?

A 50 year trailer is my goal. I hope one of my kids wants it.


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Old 01-13-2012, 01:10 PM   #45
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What about pressure treated plywood? Some houses are using it for basement walls.

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