Another Soft Floor Project
Last spring we purchased a '90 T-1550 to replacce our '83 T-1550. Shortly after we got it home we noticed the floor was soft near the entrance door. Over the winter I read every floor repair posting here and gained enough confidence to take on the challenge. I found that the lower awning bracket was never sealed properly so I now have water damage for a radius of 3' on the inside near where the bracket is is mounted on the outside. So far, I have removed half of the dinette a section of OSB floor about 3'x5' in the front corner, and the entrance door. I intend to peal back some of the outside skin to get access to the wall studs. I will also remove and replace 4 floor joists and the support along the front of the TT and the support under the wall to approximately the middle of the entrance door. What wood should I use to replace the floor joists, pine like Sunline used, pressure treated, poplar, maple or oak? If i do not use pressure treated wood I would plan on coating them with some type of Polyeurathane sealant before installation. What should I use for the flooring, OSB, plywood, exterior plywood, or marine grade plywood? Again I plan on sealing what ever wood I use.
Here are some of the starting pictures of the floor removal:
Gary & Beth
Upstate New York
'06 Volvo XC90 V8