Here is the original joist configuration of our 1959 Shasta Airflyte, just after we took off the flooring.
The center joist structure (sort of shaped like a big "A") is all one piece. Other that a bunch of large twisty nails that we need to remove it is in really good shape. It is actually really hard to get the nails out.
The smaller joists in front of and behind the wheels were all cracked on the ends, we are replacing those with Douglas Fir.
Any beefing up of this original layout that anyone recommends? The joists always seemed sturdy (it was the flooring that was a bit wonky). We do plan to add wood along the front and back between the ends of the joists.
Paint the new wood with the black fence paint?
Thanks for thoughts, ideas.
Joists 1959 Shasta Airflyte (Posted on Flickr)
Rear joists on Airflyte (Posted from Flickr)
Kirk & Gwen Finding the Road (Connie the 1959 Shasta Airflyte Restoral): wipengwen.blogspot.com