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Adding Insulation Under The Floor Of Your Airstream

Adding Insulation Under The Floor Of Your Airstream

Well, we had a minor setback with the floor installation. We bought the wrong plywood. Ugh. We purchased 3/4″ treated and tucked it away in the garage to dry for a couple of months (the stuff was heavy as hell because it was so wet.)  It wasn’t exactly our fault that we bought the wrong stuff. We left a single panel of subfloor intact at the door to make working on it a bit easier, but it just so happens that…

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Buying the Subfloor For Your Airstream

Buying the Subfloor For Your Airstream

We’ve had some questions from our readers asking if we would post an update on our subfloor replacement. Sorry about the crickets…it didn’t happen. Yet. If you’re visiting because you’re about to rip the floor out of your Airstream with the shell on, visit our detailed post about that, here. We’ve included a step-by-step guide of the process and photos of our smelly, rotten floor. So yes, we haven’t replaced the floor yet, but we’re one step closer! We took…

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Step-By-Step On-Frame Airstream Floor Removal

Step-By-Step On-Frame Airstream Floor Removal

Updated January 28, 2017!   Vintage Airstreams can have soggy and/or soft spots in the subflooring. Sometimes these areas are rotted right through, perhaps hidden by the top layer of flooring. This can be quite a shock to the owner once discovered. These spots are often found: Near the door In the bathroom, especially under the tub Around wheel wells Around the bumper Under leaking windows Our Airstream Argosy‚Äôs bathroom subfloor was incredibly rotten (especially under the tub), and the…

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