I did a shell off on a 1976 25' LandYacht TradeWind and the plywood subfloor was 1/2 throughout. I replaced it with 3/4 plytanium dryply and routed all the edges down to 1/2 so it would fit into the c channel Before we start cutting and sealing the subfloor for our Airstream, we need a... subfloor. We got the plywood for our subfloor at Lowe's. The original thickness was 5/8 but I couldn't find that anywhere, so I went with 19/32 which is 1/32nd thinner than 5/8 if I remember correctly.. Rather uniquely, an Airstream is comprised of 4 main parts. You have the trailer frame to which the axels are attached, the subfloor, the ribs (arching frame), and the skins. You take away any one of these components and you have a structurally deficient trailer
Unscrew the sub-floor in the area you'll be cutting - The damaged sub-floor will still be screwed into the floor joists so you'll need to find and remove all those screws before you cut. Set your circular saw to the depth of your sub-floor - Depending on what type of camper you have, your sub-floor will vary in thickness. Generally it. Grab a circular saw and set the blade depth to the depth of the wood, maybe a little bit less so you don't hit the frame. Some Airstreams have a 5/8 floor. Ours had a ½ floor. Make sure you measure on a visible opening before cutting. Then, make a plunge cut down the center of your first board The 4mm thickness is lightweight but heavy enough to lay flat. Every blue moon when the sun shines just right inside the trailer, the floor will buckle ever so slightly in the small area where the sun is hitting. You can only tell when you walk on that particular spot. After it cools off, it's back to normal Airstream Subfloor Plywood Selection and Preperation // The subfloor is finally going in! In this episode we go over the plywood used for our vintage Airstre.. Standard Installed Features. Interior. 1000W Pure Sine Inverter. 3 Burner Cooktop (LP Gas) 5/8 WBP Tongue-and-Groove Wood Sub-Floor. 65 Powered Smart HD Projection TV. AM/FM/Satellite Radio w/ Bluetooth® (input/output), App. Anti-wicking Outside Edge Floor Sealant. Baraldi Cooking Vent w/ Light
We chose the color Heritage Buckskin which is a super rich, warm-toned simulated maple. I love the look of high contrast wood as this allows for pulling either the light or dark tones from the palette to finish out the rest of the space but still coordinate with the floor The resin took a couple of days to cure. While he was waiting, Doug added new wood to make the sub-floor sturdier. Since he had to cut out the damaged areas, he also added new cross supports. Doug soon found out that the floor joists weren't the normal 2×4 framing. So he had to cut down a couple of 2 x 6s and 2 x 3s to make the dimensions match Our vintage Airstream renovation began in March 2018. The task at hand: completely renovate a 24 foot, 1979 Airstream Argosy to be used for full time RV travels. When we purchased this Airstream, it was already demo'd (this is a good thing) and had no subfloor (this is a blessing & curse) Once we removed the inner skins, the wiring slowly succumbed to gravity and made the Airstream look like a jungle filled with wild, tangled vines. We chose to keep the original 12v and 120v wiring, unlike some other renovators. Despite Nellie's mouse problem, the wiring was in great condition Airstream's silver bullet travel trailers are now built with Transcore - a proprietary composite formed from waterproof, inert recycled glass and polypropylene. Developed by Ridge Corporation, Transcore is a state-of-the-art composite engineered for firmness under foot, strength, and screw retention
The subfloor in our Airstream was in very bad condition. So, I got to work removing the subfloor. I used a circular saw and set the blade depth to the plywood thickness. I then cut around the outside as close to the c channel where the plywood attaches to the shell It's water resistant and has a R value of 6 per one inch of thickness. We have a 1.5″ gap in the wall for insulation so we're going to layer a 1″ and.5″ foam board for a combined R value of 9. Thats the highest we could get out of any of the products. Roxul was a close second option and we still may need to use it for the endcaps Our Airstream is far from square. In fact she is one curvaceous lady! So how to make sure we cut our expensive marine-grade plywood sub-floor into the exact shape we need it? This is how we discovered the Lost Art of Tick-Sticking. If you haven't noticed, J is a very resourceful guy, and he read about this process and quickly employed it for. Once the subfloor was completed, we needed to add the C channel. The C channel is a U ish shaped piece of aluminum that runs along the edge of the subfloor. The shell get attached to the C channel. The bottom of the Airstream has what is known as a belly pan
To install it in an Airstream, you have to cut it down - the walls are only a bit more than 1.5″ thick. So you take a standard 2×4 insulation batt (nominal thickness about 3.5 inches) and slice it in half Airstream Floor Repair & Replacement. Whether you need an entire new sub-floor, or just a patch to fix a broken section we have you covered here at VARR vintage Airstream restorations and repairs. Vintage Airstream trailers that have been neglected for decades usually have a rotten sub-floor, which can pose as a health hazard and safety concern Pencil. Tape Measure. Utility Knife. Jigsaw. Drill/Forstner Bit (if you need to make holes for any wires) Staple Lifter or Oscillating Multi-tool to remove all the staples in old carpet. Tip: If you plan to replace the flooring in your RV, keep a staple lifter or Oscillating Multi-tool nearby and some patience Insulating an Airstream (part 2: practical application) After weighing all my options ( see part 1 ), I decided to go with Polyisocyanurate rigid panels for insulating the Airstream. Both Lowe's and Home Depot carry PIC, but I like the Home Depot brand better (Rmax, made in the USA). The PIC panels are far superior to styrofoam and extruded.
First, figure out the thickness of the plywood and using a circular saw with the blade depth set just tiny bit less than that, cut and remove the plywood, leaving a strip along the perimeter. If you're lucky, the plywood is so rotted around there, you can just yank them out Im replacing sub floor on a 1975 31' sovereign airstream. How do I get the old wood from under the inside edge of frame? Show More. Show Less. Ask Your Own RV Question. Share this conversation. Answered in 6 minutes by: 11/19/2015 Airstream uses a ⅝-inch plywood flooring screwed into the subfloor with a one-piece vinyl covering it, so there's no carpet, making for easier cleaning and maintenance. Cabinets and upholstery. Airstream uses two types of cabinetry depending on the size and model. Neither type uses MDF. It's either an Italian light-ply wood or a hardwood The Airstream bulletin, is out of date by almost 40 years. The steel frame kit, is designed to beef up the frame, for the axles, ONLY. It DOES NOT and will not correct or prevent rear end separation. It does not add any additional carrying capacity for the chassis. It does not correct bad axles. It does not eliminate the need for shocks
PANEL REPLACEMENT. Accidents happen - collision, tire blowout, hailstorm, or tree limb damage can leave your Airstream looking less than perfect. Here at the PVT shop, we have the ability to repair your scratched or dented Airstream with new aluminum. Belly pan, banana wrap replacement and new trim can bring your Airstream back to looking great. Restoration of our vintage trailers. 1967 Airstream (Midge), 1957 Silver Streak, and 1961 Holiday House
Hands On: Wicked Choices. Posted on October 14, 2010 by spartantrailerrestoration. Preparing a subfloor (photo from an unrelated restoration) We have three weeks to get the sub floor in before the Spartan gets towed to Newhall to meet with the Nomads on November 6th. (see Sam's post 3) So much to do! Sam is scraping off all the old rust off. 57 Gorgeous Airstream Renovation Tour Before and After Remodel. As soon as the existing subfloor is created from particle board, you may not have the ability to coincide with the thickness exactly. Based on the damage, it's possible to either correct the present laminate or reface the door to repair the issue without installing entirely. Take a closer look at the Airstream Sport 22FB floorplan and specifications here at Ewald Airstream in Franklin, WI. Ewald's Airstream of Wisconsin Sales & Service 414-376-843
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged airstream, airstreamrenovation, dometic, electical, fantasticfan, greytank, liveriveted, optima, silverpickle, subfloor, trailer, trailerflipper on December 29, 2016 by Chad Cox. Wires run and Running lights upgrade Doug did research on the RV.net forum and realized that replacing rotted wood flooring in a travel trailer is a 6 step process: probe extent of damage and trace out boundary. cut out badly damaged areas. dry out remaining wood framing. apply mold-killing product plumbing. Then there's the vapor that forms under the floor and walls. After 60 years, the Spartan had all of the above. The sub floor was rotted and had to go. But replacing a trailer's sub floor (all or part) can be a challenge. Seems like there are as many ways to go about it as there are people willing to tackle the job
WBCCI annual membership dues were $25.00 at that time. The Argosy/ Airstream 35 foot fifth wheel was built in 1988 as an Argosy and in 1989 as an Airstream Land Yacht. Only about 125 fifth wheel trailers where made and only 5 with one slide out on the left side. 1989 was the last production year for Land Yacht fifth wheel models Vintage Avion Trailer Specifications, Weights and Dimensions. Avion travel trailers were first introduced in 1956 and are some of the highest quality trailers built. The body is two complete aluminum riveted shells with treated fiberglass insulation between them. Avion's high standard for quality can also be found in its hardwood floors and.
Before I could remove the rest of the subfloor, I had to remove the two battery covers near the front of the trailer. The required removal from the outside: There was about 4 inches of caulking/sealant surrounding these covers so it took a bit of effort, but they did eventually slide out. Next, I removed the last third of flooring, which proved. The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) calls for a subfloor of 19/32-inch tongue-and-groove plywood to be installed over wood joists spaced 16 inches on center, with a 1/8-inch gap between sheets. This should be followed by a second layer of 15/32-inch-thick plywood installed with a 1/4-inch gap between sheets RV floor insulation wasn't thought of much in previous years. Underneath the subfloor was either metal or wood. When the concept of four-season camping entered into the RV world, using RV insulation in the underbelly was an optional feature. As it became popular, sealing the underbelly of travel trailers and motorhomes became a standard feature This blog is meant to provide useful information on Airstream trailer restoration and renovation. I have completely rebuilt five vintage trailers over the years and am currently on my third Airstream - A 24 ft. 1974 Argosy. Hopefully documenting the experience here may provide necessary technical details or just inspiration for others too One more disgusting day still-to-come, that is. I removed the subfloor on the remaining side yesterday. I was really hoping it would be a one-day operation, but alas, no such luck. If anything, this was the most disgusting demo-day yet (and I quit before dealing with the rodent's nests). The amount of nastiness below the floor was shocking
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Cut Damaged Subfloor: Set a circular saw to the proper depth, so it cuts just through the thickness of the particle board, and make the cuts. Remove Damaged Subfloor: Use a flat pry bar to remove the damaged particle board. Badly damaged particle board may have deteriorated so much that it has to be scooped out with a flat shovel cancrusade.com is the gallery of inspiration and ideas regarding the mobile homes, manufactured homes, prefab homes and modular homes on the Internet. Over 100 thousand great and inspiring photos from different interior designers, architects, home living decorator around the world
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For joist spans 16 inches or less, NWFA recommends minimum panel thickness of 5⁄8-inch plywood or 23⁄32-inch OSB; the building code requires 5⁄8-inch plywood or OSB. When NWFA Guidelines minimums are not met, the recommendations are to overlay the existing subfloor material with a 1⁄2-inch panel product or add structural support from below The old subfloor was actually in pretty good shape except for the rear behind the bathroom fixtures, and near the front door. Because of possible hidden damage, I decided we should completely remove the subfloor so that we can inspect the frame and replace all insulation. We will also remove all interior walls, basically fully gutting her . We removed the last piece of sub-floor by jacking up the shell off of the good sub-floor/frame and pulling out the bad sub-floor from the rear of the trailer. The damaged portion of the frame was then removed, replaced, and POR-15 was applied The Sub Floor Layer. A sub floor generally lays on top of floor joists or floor trusses and will normally be laid perpendicular to the joist or trusses: it should be considered structural in nature, not cosmetic. In older homes the sub floor may be 2×6's or 1×6's laid perpendicular or at a 45 degree angle to the floor joists or trusses
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Since I couldn't do any welding today, I took my daughter to Lowes and bought some 19/32 plywood for the subfloor. I cut it to size while my girl slept, and she woke up disappointed that she wasn't able to help me use the power saws. Maybe next time. By the way, 19/32 is the exact thickness of the plywood that was in the Airstream originally Many folks who love—and preserve—an older RV have found a painful reality in their treasure: soft spots in their flooring. Usually the problem can be traced back to a water leak that's compromised the integrity of the floor. You can sometimes ignore it for a while, but it can get downright dangerous. Having a guest fall through your bathroom floor is not a pleasant thought So, with our towels happily drying, our cell phone cords not trying to electrocute us, and our plywood subfloor finally protected, we can once more claim to be successfully continuing to Hack our way through full-time Airstream living The benefits of vinyl: Wouldn't warp from weather; Could withstand normal wear + tear plus some abuse from Costello; Wouldn't crack from the bouncing and variations in temperatures; Was easy to clean (again, we live with a 70 lb goldendoodle). Grey/brown vinyl flooring planks. Also known as Acropolis There are three common types of insulation used in today's RV construction. Block foam, fiberglass rolls, and spray foam. Block foam is most often used. RVs have similar R-values to traditional homes. Sidewalls can be between 5-10 and ceilings go as high as 20
Help choosing subfloor plywood and protection method - Airstream May 3, 20 3 Marine plywood, same grades, might be better, if you can get it. More expensive, though. Same stuff as the exterior plywood 3/4 thickness is 7-pl . Another pro is that vinyl flooring products are waterproof, and easy to install, vinyl tiling has layers of thin rubber with a printed and embossed top pattern There are two main forms of construction that RV manufacturers use. The first method is the tried and true stick-n-tin construction that has been used since around the 1940s. The stick-n-tin consists of laying aluminum over a wood frame. The second is a newer process called laminate which consists of laying fiberglass over an. Vehicles - 94 Ranger 4.0 - 96 Explorer 5.0 Mowers - 2015 JD 920M 7-Iron Pro 54 FX730 Kawi 3700 rpm (GreenFleet) with Trash Receptacle Kit, Troybilt TB240 21 OCDC - Grassflap Heavy Duty Stihl - FS70R, BG55 Blower, Kombi KM110 - Articulating Hedge Trimmer, Pole Saw, Mini-Cultivator Trailer - 2016 6x14 (wood) front mesh cage / 5x10 (mesh) - dove tails.
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