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Old 11-30-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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I must say, I really do like having carpeting down...but one installation question. Our Scamp' previous owner nailed the carpet down, and I just realized that those little nails come through to the outside, underneath the trailer. Should I clip off the nails? Nothing is getting caught, as they only stick down about an inch, but I guess I'm really worried about the floor rotting, or something terrible happening.
I'm almost losing sleep over this!
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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I would not be concerned about the extra length doing anything other than catching dirt and being a hazard to working under the trailer - for the latter reason I would consider clipping them off, but that's just me. The nails have now made holes right through the thickness of the plywood, but I don't think water coming up from the bottom has been a problem for anyone (except in a flood, and you're not stopping that water) so it doesn't seem worth worrying about.

Sleep well - I really don't think the nails are a big deal.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:34 PM   #3
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I would not be concerned about the extra length doing anything other than catching dirt and being a hazard to working under the trailer - for the latter reason I would consider clipping them off, but that's just me. The nails have now made holes right through the thickness of the plywood, but I don't think water coming up from the bottom has been a problem for anyone (except in a flood, and you're not stopping that water) so it doesn't seem worth worrying about.

Sleep well - I really don't think the nails are a big deal.
Thanks so much for your reply. Come spring time I think we will clip them, so there is no hazard crawling underneath. I do feel better already!
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