Floor Damage

by Steven (Fair Play, SC)

Question: My floor in my camper is weak in some spots but there is no water damage. So what could be the problem?

Answer: A likely cause is prior water damage that weakened the floor or its supporting members – even if it doesn’t look like there has been water damage. Maybe even excessive condensation over time could weaken the floor.

Other possibilities include dry rot, a break in a support member, or perhaps the flooring is just worn out. Those are a few guesses on our part. Other opinions welcome.

Comments for Floor Damage

Oct 28, 2013 Weak Floor (venting)
by: Michael D.

RV floors and walls are made in manufacturing…..consisting of tubular steel then a layer of thin wood material on the bottom, then insulated with foam and the top layer called the sub-floor (mine is 1/4″ plywood) applied on top. My floor weakened shortly after the first year of manufacture. The plywood was removed and metal was installed.
I went through the procedure of welding extra tubular steel for better support and replaced the hardly used plywood with new. I then laid laminated planks in the front. Now I have the bath area with simular problem.

Feb 23, 2013 Floor Spongy and Flexible Underfoot
by: Anonymous

We also believe our floor needs to be replaced. If anyone has done this and can offer some advice, please let us know. Thank you.

Jan 13, 2013 Floor Damage. How to Repair?
by: Anonymous

We believe we have the same issue, up in the bedroom area. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how this should be repaired? Thanks.