A damaged, mold-infested RV wood floor or unsightly dark spots on it are something that you must not ignore when selling your RV. The ugly stains mean that your dated motor home has significant roof leakage or plumbing issues. Therefore, a DIY repair job is what you should focus on before putting your rig for sale. Here are some essential steps to repair your RV’s damaged wood floor before selling it off:
Determine the Extent of Damage
Before you start with the repair job, figure out how badly the floor is damaged. If the dark spots or mold development is limited to just one section, consider yourself lucky because it would take less time and effort.
Take out the Damaged Parts and Dry off the Wooden Framing
When you know where precisely the floor is damaged, take away the decomposed wood and the vinyl floor cover. Once you are through with this task, allow the wood framing to dry for about a week.
Use a Disinfectant Solution to Remove the Mold
Get rid of the mold with a disinfectant spray. Choose a quality product from an RV supply store near you. Let the mold remover used on the floor dry for some time. You can opt for a borax solution for killing any lingering mold. It works very well but is a little expensive than the ordinary items available in the market.
Use Mild Epoxy Resin to Seal the Damaged Wood
Mix epoxy resin with a hardener to seal the area that is damaged due to water leakage. It will help in strengthening the decomposed wood and prevent further mold development on the surface. If you need to cover a larger area with epoxy, you should use thinning agents like acetone or xylene. Since epoxy fumes are toxic, mix the product in a well-ventilated place. Make sure that you wear a respirator and disposable gloves while working.
Add a New Wooden Floor or Frame
The resin will take a few days to cure. During that time, add new wood to make the sub-floor stronger. If you have removed the damaged parts, you will need to add cross-supports and apply another coating of epoxy onto the new wood floor and allow some time to cure. Once the epoxy has dried out, add insulation to the wooden floor and cover the same with a plywood sheet. Add epoxy again and let it dry. Seal all of the exposed wood and take pieces of vinyl to cover the sub-floor. The entire task may take a little time, but you can complete this DIY job in just $200 or even less.
Keep your RV floor free from damage before selling your RV. Our team will assist you to sell your rig at a fair market price once you prep it up. If you want some other assistance regarding the selling part, contact us now.