Your floor work is amazingly impressive! I am blown away! I am replacing the floor in my Scamp
- just started demo today - and found more rot than I knew was already there. Looks like a PO patched some places, but I would rather start with all new, and know what I have and how it's been done. I will say, this project is overwhelming for me (yes, newbie here) - I have no idea what I'm doing or how to do it, but am excited to learn, so am soaking up all the info from those of you who have done it before.
I have a couple of questions for you (or anyone else who has gone through this).
1. HOW did you remove your floor? (though I think you said your's wasn't really attached much of anywhere). I started with cutting sections out between the frame rails. Mine is screwed down to the frame in many places with now 40+ year old rusted screws and has fiberglass tabbing along the edges of the front and back raised floor. I know to keep the bottom fiberglass tab "shelf" in place to lay the new floor pieces down on and will re-tab the top and bottom once in place. But HOW do you get it out from the top tab. Mine will most likely have to be cut, but what tool is best to use so I don't go through the wall our lower tab? Yours looks so cleanly done.
2. I can't really build a cradle and take the camper off the frame - I'm working on it at a friend's house, so have limited space. I planned to keep the closet, kitchen and it's upper cabinets (with the support piece) in place to help maintain the structural integrity. I also have upper front and rear cabinets which I am also leaving in while i redo the main floor areas. Once those sections are done, I was going to take out the kitchen & closet and do the floors below them. Any other suggestions or reasons why this may not work? (other than fit around wheel wells).
3. I've never fiberglassed before. I know like most products, there are not so great and top of the line fiberglass materials (epoxy/resin/etc.), but how much does it matter with fiberglassing? I don't want to go with not so great products, but can't afford the top of the line ones either. Any input?
4. I have heard that bolting the cabin back onto the frame is a better way to go than screwing it back on. Do you or anyone else have a schematic of where to place those bolts / how that all works? I will need to have some brackets welded to my frame to do that. I can't tell in your photos where / how you did that.
I hope my floor looks half as nice as yours when I'm done! Thanks so much to you or anyone else who can help with these questions so I can move beyond my current "Flintstone's Camper" state to a camper with a whole floor again! Can't wait to see what you've done next!
With much gratitude,