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Old 05-01-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Replacing a floor on a 5th wheel trailer slide out

This is how I spent Saturday. My mom has a 5th wheel but no longer desired to use it. It sat in her driveway for a few years with the curbside slide out, and got some water damage. She gave it to me with the intentions my family uses it in the summer, not knowing the extent of the damage.

I thought it would be a small piece of ply that needed to be replaced, but it turns out the whole curbside slide floor as well as the main floor had damage. A good friend lent me his forklift to remove the slide, with out that I don;t think this job would have been feasible.

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Figuring out how to position the forks


Slide out


Slide flipped on its side


Bad floor out


New floor in the main area


New floor in the slide


And finally the slide back in



It was about 8 hours start to finish. Next is replacing the seals, laying the linoleum and carpet, re trimming everything and getting the appliances and cabinets back in.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Replacing a floor on a 5th wheel trailer slide out

WOW, I couldn't do that in 8 hours. I always thought the slide out would be the weakest link on a trailer/motorhome etc. Good job.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #3
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WOW, I couldn't do that in 8 hours.
Sometimes it seems like the big jobs that you think should take forever, go pretty quick for expectations. It's those small piddly jobs that seem to eat up time for no bigger the job.

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