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Old 07-13-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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would you attempt this?

Hello all, new here and I joined specifically to ask this question, though I do plan to hang around afterwards....

Anyway, Lookig at a 2000 17' Jayco hybrid TT that has a rotten floor from a leak that has been repaired. The leak has been fixed or stopped but the floor has two (Maybe more) bad spots that have not been fixed.

At the right price, would you consider buying and then replacing the floor or would that be more trouble and money than it is worth?

I have been searching the web and it seems that Jayco and leak go hand and hand.

I am very capable with wood work but I am concerned that when I remove the interior bench seats, sink, ect, that putting it all back in will be impossible. I am concerned with re-attaching the interior to the wall of the camper....

Also considering just re-flooring over the existing floor with 1/2" plywood. the frame joist seem solid and from all I can tell it is dry now. Thinking of cutting the wood to fit, liquid nails and short wood screws into the joist then new peel and stick floor squares. Couple hundred bucks tops.....

I am looking to get a few years out of this little camper and if I like the "TT" world I would trade up. I have never owned a TT but I have stayed in my uncle's fith wheel at many Nascar races....

The reason I have not purchased one before is because I don't feel I will use it much and don't want to invest alot of money in what I may not use much.

Thanks for your input

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Old 07-13-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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Re: would you attempt this?


just realized that this is an ESCAPE only TT site.

Sorry folks

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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Re: would you attempt this?

Well, it is hard to ESCAPE that fact!
But to reply to your question...No, I wouldn't attempt it. But good luck, camping is a blast!
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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Re: would you attempt this?

You could try posting your question on the forum at http://www.rv.net/forum/ which is a more general resource for info pertaining to all types of RVs.
Personally, I'd suggest looking for an affordable used molded fiberglass trailer.
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