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Old 05-30-2009, 07:29 AM   #15
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Jerri-Lynne, love the fact that you are using a Boler for your move across country. Where are you moving to? That Allure product from Home Depot is excellent to work with. We also did a bathroom floor in it and now will be doing our entrance way into the house with this product. We really like it and the are a lot of different variations they have available. Good luck with the move.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:07 PM   #16
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Haha - thanks! I gave my son a choice between going to Europe for three weeks or driving across country - and he chose the latter. I probably would have preferred the former, but this seems like a really cool adventure too - and we will have the boler for future adventures once we get there .

We're moving to London (Ontario) so that I can attend Western and do my Masters! I might head up to Home Depot in the next couple of days and look into that (I'm supposed to be finishing up some research this weekend first).
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:06 PM   #17
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Thanks Guy,

This is really helpful - and I even have installed laminate in a home, so hopefully it will similar in the camper. For some reason it hadn't occurred to me to just place it right on the padding over the fiberglass . Maybe I should paint though, before installing. The glass is a fantastic bright yellow colour which is great... only I'm not crazy about yellow!

Do you happen to know anything about the countertops? How Are people doing these? As far as I can tell, my entire kitchen counter is a solid fiberglass unit - including the top. Are people just putting the laminate right over it?
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I installed the "Allure" "Bamboo plank flooring" in my 17' Boler last July!. I am really unhappy with results almost a year later,almost every joint has opened and filled with sand and dirt ruining the contact glue strip making the problem even worse.After further research I have since found Resilient type flooring (Allure is one) is not recomended for dirty and dusty environ's nor anywhere with a temperature swing over 25 C. also not to be installed on unheated floors. ( so a trailer is 0 for 3) I live in Chilliwack B.C. January low was -25 C and summer high will be high 30 C ,guess that explains the major problems along with the other two.I will be removing the "Allure Flooring" and going back to sheet vinyl flooring,no joints no problem's I'm thinking!
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:16 PM   #18
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Sorry Jerry-Lynne---I donít know anything about covering fibreglass countertops. Mine is stock, but we did build an oversize cutting board that more than covers the sink, with wood strips underneath to hold it in place (on the sink) while travelling. This can easily be lifted and used elsewhere for food prep (on our Canadian Tire camping kitchen, for example).

Welcome to London and Southwestern Ontario. Hope your time at UWO is fruitful.

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Old 06-03-2009, 08:53 AM   #19
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I installed the "Allure" "Bamboo plank flooring" in my 17' Boler last July!. I am really unhappy with results almost a year later,almost every joint has opened and filled with sand and dirt ruining the contact glue strip making the problem even worse.After further research I have since found Resilient type flooring (Allure is one) is not recomended for dirty and dusty environ's nor anywhere with a temperature swing over 25 C. also not to be installed on unheated floors. ( so a trailer is 0 for 3) I live in Chilliwack B.C. January low was -25 C and summer high will be high 30 C ,guess that explains the major problems along with the other two.I will be removing the "Allure Flooring" and going back to sheet vinyl flooring,no joints no problem's I'm thinking!
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I saw your post last night, too late to check the floor in my Scamp. I also installed "Allure" plank flooring, Oak rather than Bamboo, last summer about the same time as you did yours. We are only about a hundred miles south of Chilliwack, so our weather wouldn't be much different.

So this morning I did a fairly thorough inspection as soon as it was light enough. So far it all looks OK. One thing I didn't do was to nail down the edges. I just made mouldings of hardwood to cover the edges. These I cut for a tight fit and glued with PL polyurethane construction cement. This allows for some expansion and contraction differences between the plywood floor and the "Allure" flooring.

Also a few days after a winter storm, I noticed a puddle of water in the middle of the floor. I was glad that I hadn't used a wood product.

Our use of the Scamp since the flooring installation last summer was a couple of short fall outings, then a two month winter trip to southern California to visit a son, a long swing up to Missouri to visit a daughter (much of that leg on ice and snow) then a month on the beach in Texas before swinging back to the west coast and home. So the temperature swings our Scamp saw were from approx. 90 deg F to around zero deg F all within a few days enroute. I also can't believe anyone would consider us compulsive house keepers, especially when traveling so our trailer would see as much sand and grit as anyone's.

One thing that does concern me is the thickness of the vinyl coloration. I was considering coating it with a floor polyurethane, but wondering what prep work should be done to for good adherence. I tried sanding a piece of scrap and I must say there isn't much thickness until you sand through to a white underlayment. On a floor, once that happens it would be very visible and look awful. So I may still try a poly coating.

Sorry about your experience with "Allure". Its going to be warm this afternoon, so I think I'll take a small block of wood and a hammer and pound along all the seams.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:50 PM   #20
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Thanks Gord,

Temp. fluctuation is something I hadn't considered... I wonder what other people are finding with their Canadian bolers...anybody?
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:02 AM   #21
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Hi: Jerri-Lynne C... to London. Does this mean you will make it to Bolerama [at] Emily Prov., Pk.July 10-12th. It's a great gathering lots of Mods to Lookie loo at and great food. Did I mention "THE FOOD"
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:29 PM   #22
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Loren:

Try using Rejuvenate floor restorer & protectant. Home Depot sells it $17.95 for
32 fl.oz. Works like a miracle.

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Thanks Gord,

Temp. fluctuation is something I hadn't considered... I wonder what other people are finding with their Canadian bolers...anybody?
I installed Allure flooring in my Boler last summer.We live in northern Ontario and have temp fluctions from -30 to 95.Floor still in excellant condition.No seam separation at all.It was super easy to install,looks great and is sooooooooo easy to keep clean.Pat.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:08 PM   #24
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Hi - thanks for letting me know!

I didn't know about it - it might be too early (I assume that is in Ontario?) - we're not leaving BC until the 10th, and I had planned to take a nice slow ride across country - but that is *definitely* a worthy inducement... so I will have to see what I can do...
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