The MKP gets a new floor... - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-29-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Updated my little website with new photos of the floor replacement on our Roly Poly.

I'm a little concerned about the added weight of the treated plywood, but didn't see any other option.
The original floor was plywood, but protected from beneath by a formica-like sheeting. I'm hoping the treated plywood will work well.

I'll post more photos when I'm done with the wiring/installing the flooring/etc....

Think I'll try to organize a eggscursion to somewhere on the eastern coast in October so I'll have a deadline to stick to!!

Here's the link to the site if anyone is interested:

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Old 06-29-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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<<<I'm a little concerned about the added weight of the treated plywood, but didn't see any other option. >>>

I would be more concerned about the TREATED plywood, as it is toxic, and shouldn't be used anywhere in the interior. As long as you seal it, exceptionally well, inside everywhere, maybe you won't have any repercussions.
My FGRV has fiberglass underneath, as it is all part of the hull, to seal it from the elements. I know that some FGRV owners have fiberglassed underneath theirs, when replacing the plywood floor, to protect it.

Congratulations on your Roly-Poly. It is a lovely trailer, I would like to have one of those, but my 4 cyl. car can't tow anything bigger than 13'.
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Denise,

Congratulations on some great progress. You're going to have an awesome trailer when you get finished!

As has been said before, we never really get through with them ... just get them campable then there's time for the other stuff later.
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I used treated plywood to repair the floor of the PlayPac. Other than the weight issue - the main problem I had was that the chemicals in the wood inteferred with the curing of the fiberglass resin I had intended to use to secure it to the remaining parts of the floor/body. I covered the whole thing with linoleum.

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I would be more concerned about the TREATED plywood, as it is toxic, and shouldn't be used anywhere in the interior
Well, there is a layer of (thinner) regular plywood over the treated plywood. I will be installing linoleum flooring over that, so that's two layers between the treated plywood and me. I hope this will be OK ...didn't know what else to use.
I hadn't thought of fiberglassing the underneath part, again, my inexperience is showing. That would have been a keen way to replace that thin formica-like layer.
Oh, well. Hopefully this new floor will give the trailer many more years of use...and by then I'll educate myself a little more on fiberglassing the down-below!

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