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4 years 36 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

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Plywood/OSB?

I need to firm up a travel trailer floor. I thought at first it was water damaged but it looks like this is not the case - just a poor design. The dealer that sold it new says it doesn't have a plywood floor but a composite one (what ever that means). Looks new under & no sign of any roof leaks so I can't argue w/ him. I plan on installing 1/2" plywood or osb board to spread the load of fat Jeff & then cover w/ carpet. Which material would be best?

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 6:14 PM

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OSB with as many coats of sealer, like Thompsons and paint, enamel base not latex as possible before you install it. My newer TT has OSB. If you use latex it will raise the OSB.

4 years 36 weeks ago, 1:34 AM

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like sam says,painted/sealed should work fine.However if you have a dip in the floor you might want to use some self leveling floor compound check this out to get an idea. .It's very easy to use,kinda spendy,but it will take the dip out,otherwise you will just transfer the dip into the new ply/OSB http://www.homeadditionplus.com/tile-stone-info/Self-Leveling-Compounds.htm

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4 years 36 weeks ago, 10:25 AM

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and Weld it in!

4 years 35 weeks ago, 8:18 AM

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Thanks for the replies guys. No sign of water damage from under or roof so the only thing I can think of was a large water container leaking inside the trailer. That isn't going to happen again so I hope just a new layer of floor will do the job. A pal suggester something called Advantech sheeting. Anyone heard of that?

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