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Old 11-20-2020, 09:04 AM   #1
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Spongy floor fix right at entry door?

I've got a spot - about 4-5" x 4" or so right in the middle of the entry door, immediately behind the metal threshold that is spongy.

This is the spot were most people would normally put their foot when entering the trailer. I haven't been able to get under it yet - I'll have to remove the step box to look under it to see what's going on, but I suspect it isn't properly supported under the step box, and since it's right on the edge of the flooring, has "given way".

Anyone else run into this - and what was your fix?

I've been thinking of taking out the step box, then laminating another piece of plywood under that entire area with some structural epoxy. I don't think there's enough room between the step box and the flooring to allow much more than a 3/8" or 1/2" thick piece of plywood - but not sure.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:00 PM   #2
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How old a trailer? Huge issues with Bullets with soft floors and them being replaced. Do a search and you will find lots of threads
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:41 PM   #3
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I've got a spot - about 4-5" x 4" or so right in the middle of the entry door, immediately behind the metal threshold that is spongy.

This is the spot were most people would normally put their foot when entering the trailer. I haven't been able to get under it yet - I'll have to remove the step box to look under it to see what's going on, but I suspect it isn't properly supported under the step box, and since it's right on the edge of the flooring, has "given way".

Anyone else run into this - and what was your fix?

I've been thinking of taking out the step box, then laminating another piece of plywood under that entire area with some structural epoxy. I don't think there's enough room between the step box and the flooring to allow much more than a 3/8" or 1/2" thick piece of plywood - but not sure.

Tim, A lot of questions are answered on point with some context. Put your camper year, make and model in your signature as well as the same for your tow vehicle and I am sure responses will be more valuable. The UserCP is located top/left in black band on every page. Click and build a signature.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:11 AM   #4
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Get a nice 2x3 entry rug and attach a piece of sheet metal under the rug...
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Get a nice 2x3 entry rug and attach a piece of sheet metal under the rug...

That might be one way to deal with this issue. To my thinking, water intrusion caused the soft spot and will continue to get under the floor and spread the problem. What then? A bigger piece of sheet metal? Perhaps taking care of the water entry into the cabin floor would my preferred starting place.
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:48 AM   #6
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That might be one way to deal with this issue. To my thinking, water intrusion caused the soft spot and will continue to get under the floor and spread the problem. What then? A bigger piece of sheet metal? Perhaps taking care of the water entry into the cabin floor would my preferred starting place.
I was thinking the same thing.... The OP's next question would be: "How do I get the rust stains off my vinyl floor and carpet?"
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