I was going to do some subfloor repair to my little Casita trailer. I cut the
carpet and most of the subfloor came up with it!!! It was that damned OSB
chipboard. Totally wasted and rotted. The fiberglass outer shell had settled
and the frame punched up into it. The floor outboard of the frame is sagging
and deformed. I ended up simply (or not so simply) tore out the entire mess.
I was so disappointed, my foxy ears drooped at the thought of all the repair
it is going to need. I moped back and forth to the shop getting more and more
tools out. I was so frustrated. This is NOT what I had planned
Sitting there in a funk a thought came to me. WWFJD? What would Figjam do?
Seriously. I could see him screwing up his face, tongue sticking out the
corner of a grin and just gettin on it! I ended up having to remove the gas
lines, electrical harness, AC wiring, Water heater, water tank, water pump,
seats, table and base, and sidewall carpet!
I bought some fiberglass cloth and resin. Never worked with it before but
it's just like applying the Sno-Seal elastomeric roofing compound like Figgy
used on his trailer. I put down 7 layers over each of the cracked shell frame
holes. I love that fiberglass repair stuff.
I sealed up all kinds of other floor holes and empty screw holes in the
walls. No wonder the floor rotted out!
Went and got some pressure treated plywood. I made all the measurements, cut
out the fore end for the wheel wells, cut perfet radiuses on the the aft end.
I brought it into the trailer to lay it down and FUCK! There was no possible
way that I could maneuver the plywood to fit it in! I ended up having to cut
it in two.
The rains came back on Monday so I had to jam all the uninstalled crap back
in the trailer and haven't any room to work in there now.
Dammit Bill! What'd you do to my floor???
Peek a boo, I see structural damage...
Port side repair.
Now I wanna build things with fiberglass!
Think I'll wait til this project is done...