Sealing the under side of a caravan wooden floor

Submitted: Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 21:34
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My Dirt Road van has a wooden floor which appears to be not very well sealed as wet trips are causing the floor to swell and split.
Any suggestions as to the best compound to seal it with would be welcome
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 21:58

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 21:58
G`day Collin,

"Pabco Hydro Seal" available from most hardware/paint stores.

Scrubby.
I don`t know where i`m going but i`m enjoying the journey.

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Reply By: Member - willawa - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 17:43

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 17:43
Hi Colin
Sounds to me that the builders did not use marine grade Ply.
you had better keep a good eye on it as when it gets wet frequently you will after time need to replace it.
good luck
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 21:58

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 21:58
Serioulsy how many caravan builders will go to the expense of using genuine marine ply.

Even then left unsealed it will weather, rot split and crack.

Most with be using no more than radiata bassed CD.


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Reply By: Member - There Yet - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 19:30

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 19:30
Hi Collin,

I used a bitumen paint sealer called "Ormonoid brushable waterproofer" made by Davco.
Messy job but a great product.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 22:03

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 22:03
Serioulsy anything is better than nothing.

The only thing special about the tar or butumen products is they tend to handle rocks and stones better than ordinary paint.

If you want to get under there with stinky tar.......might as well plaster everything in sight under there that does not move with it.

If you are less inclined to play with tar..any exteriour paint will give you more protection than you have...and go a couple of coats.

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Reply By: Green Rv - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 13:40

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 13:40
gday mate

yea i used the sticky tar stuff.
horrid job and i did end up painting everything in site, but i think this was a good thing as i also sealed up all the gaps between the floor and the chassis, so no dirt sand or moisture can sit in those favorite areas of rust and rot.
i did thin it down for the first coat with turps, still not a fun job.
just to add in the larger gaps i used a bit of silicon then b/paint over top, again not fun

i bought a 4 ltr tin and ended up with about half left over

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