Prepping floor of Trillium 4500 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-13-2021, 10:49 PM   #1
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Prepping floor of Trillium 4500

I am prepping to install new flooring in our Trillium and Iíd love to hear from anyone with experience doing this. I canít tell if what I am seeing it typical or if there have been previous repairs. Iíll try to attach a photo where you can see a layer of paper still left from the linoleum that I pulled up. Where the floor meets the bottom of the kitchen unit, there is a break or split between the floor and kitchen. The fibreglass at that seam curls up a bit and is going to pose a problem when I lay flooring, but I may sand it down. Is this normal or has my trillium had repairs in the past? The floor feels very solid right now.
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Old 08-14-2021, 06:05 AM   #2
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Yes, the 4500 normally has a fiberglass seam near the kitchen (within a couple of inches) cabinet running roughly parallel to the kitchen cabinet. Mine had a bit of a narrow gap exposing the underlying plywood subfloor. There were also a few screws holding down the fiberglass edges. Here are some photos of someone's 4500 floor gap showing the screws. The fiberglass gap had been filled in these photos.

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...elp-69354.html

Normally the fresh water tank rests under the removable panel between the dinette benches.
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Thanks John. This helped a lot. Now that I know it’s normal, I’m thinking about sanding the ‘curl’ down flat and glassing it. The one in the link is so smooth unlike mine which is happy and problematic at the perimeter. Thanks again!
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In my 4500, there were no wires routed on the "floor". All wires crossing right to left and left to right were routed just inside the fresh water tank compartment all the way forward.
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I had the same seam issue happen to me. I cut back the curled section with a dremel tool, sanded it down a little, fiberglassed the new seam, and used a little body filler to smooth it out.
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That’s my plan exactly. Thank you!!
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