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Old 10-29-2009, 11:56 AM   #1
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<div align="left">Anyone have any expierences with Having that snap together laminate Flooring Like for a house?


I was thinking of installing it but a friend of mine said that it might flex to much and fail.

he suggested vinyl flooring that looks like wood


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Old 10-29-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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<div align="left">Anyone have any expierences with Having that snap together laminate Flooring Like for a house?


I was thinking of installing it but a friend of mine said that it might flex to much and fail.

he suggested vinyl flooring that looks like wood

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I used it in my 17ft Boler when I had it. I really liked it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
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Should work fine.
Just leave a 1/8" gap around the outside area of the floor for expansion. You can cover the gap with some quarter round molding.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:12 PM   #4
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Like Kevin said - leave expansion room. BOTH directions.

I think the laminiates are much more water tolerant than they used to be. THAT would be a bigger concern than flexing.
Installation is easy - if you go vinyl, get some butcher paper and make a template of the WHOLE floor area - and be sure whan you cut it that the UP side is the same on both Pattern ##and## flooring.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:26 PM   #5
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After my wife had an allergic reaction to Allure, I ripped out the Allure and cut and installed laminate flooring in the main floor of my Scamp in just about two hours. The laminate flooring fits and looks great and no more allergy attacks. Things you can do when threatened with cancelation of a camping trip. I have used the camper on three trips with the laminate flooring with no problems except the floor is cool at night, so we use a carpet runner. The floor is easy to clean and you can vacuum or just shake out the runner.
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That sounds sweet I think I might try the laminate, It seems to me like it will be the most durable, easy to install and there having a sale at lowes this week too
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The Allure he mentioned is a Home Depot product looks like a laminate floor but has peel and stick corners and is made of vinyl. I went with Allure because it was lighter and also not as thick as laminate and I wanted to keep as much head room as possible.

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:50 AM   #8
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The Allure he mentioned is a Home Depot product looks like a laminate floor but has peel and stick corners and is made of vinyl. I went with Allure because it was lighter and also not as thick as laminate and I wanted to keep as much head room as possible.

Allure at Home Depot

I too like the Allure.... looks like wood. How are the campgrounds on the Island? Do you know what the cost of the ferry is for a vehicle and 13' Scamp. We are planning a visit in the summer of 2010.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:03 PM   #9
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Hi Karen,
Go to the BC Ferries website and they have all the info that you will need to figure out how much it will cost for the ferry. They measure from bumper to bumper. Also if time is a factor for you I would like to suggest that you make the reservation and pay the extra $15 for advance booking of 7 days or more. I can't remember the amount of times I have been left behind of the ferry. It pays for the reservation. It's a bit more if you don't do the 7 days. Take that from someone who lives on the Island. And another thing as well they only take credit cards and cash as well. There is no debit for BC Ferries.
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Hi Karen,

The campgrounds here are excellent. Check the BC Parks page for more information

As lydia mentioned the BC Ferries website explains all the fee structures. One thing to note is that 7' is considered overheight on the ferries and it's an extra 1/3 if you are over that. My Trillium is 7'2 so with that and 2 adults 2 kids and being 30 feet long we are around $150 each way on the ferry.
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I just bought two boxes of allure traffic master for my uhaul 13 because one box was gonna be around 3-4 pieces shy for the job, and they dont sell singles sheets.
That said, It's oak pattern and I should have the extra's to keep anyone using the same stuff on a like sized camper from struggling and having to purchase a box.......I'm from CT btw.shipping probably isnt funny on this stuff at it's weight. either way...if you have a means and need it.........I'll provide singles!!...Bruce
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I think they designed the quantity in the allure packaging to be just shy what you need for a 13' trailer. Truth or conspiracy theory??!?

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I hear ya!
I've got a 98% complete box of bamboo Allure up for grabs in Co.
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alot of other products are available as singles....does seem odd they do that with this one...Bruce
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