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How to repair water damage in front of the door
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June 29, 2018
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I have a Retro 155 with the drop floor and just discovered a soft spot in front of the front door.  The damage is only about 1′ square.

While I’ve done plenty of home improvement and carpentry, I don’t understand how the trailer was assembled, so I’m not sure how to fix the floor.

If I cut the bad area out and replace it with 5/8 OSB, what is the current floor screwed or bonded too?  Do I need to extend the repair to reach the metal frames beneath?  Is it secured with self-tapping sheet metal screws? 

And has something come to market that will fix a small area like this with an epoxy or some other magic in a can?

 

Thanks-

August 27, 2019
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You can peal back the vinyl and cut out the damaged area and replace it with marine grade plywood

September 8, 2019
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Usually, home tricks don’t work in these situations, it’s better to contact an expert. 

September 8, 2019
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If you have zero skills, it is best to leave it to the pros. I replaced almost all of the flooring in mine. It was a job but then again, I can do things.

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