carpeting over ensolite - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-05-2008, 12:24 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I am considering carpeting over the ensolite just under the window line of my 13' scamp because the previous owner attempted to install a shower with terrible results.
For waterproofing, a type of undercoating/bedliner material with a shower curtain was used and is really stuck onto the ensolite and is very difficult to remove or even peel off the fiberglass. They even went so far as to use real tile along the front and center section of the trailer. My question is if there is any type of glue that may be thick enough or tacky enough to stick to both carpet and ensolite over the textured area? So far I have been able to remove the tile along the front in preparation of making a small dinette but now am at a tough crossroad as to what to do next. Any ideas??
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:26 AM   #2
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My question is if there is any type of glue that may be thick enough or tacky enough to stick to both carpet and ensolite over the textured area?

3M product we used for the insulation and rat fur in our rebuild.
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:57 AM   #3
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There is no greater curse than trying to un-do a previous renovation. My condolences.
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well, you already have one of the chairs there for the dinette...

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well, you already have one of the chairs there for the dinette...

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Old 03-06-2008, 01:51 PM   #6
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Absolute first thought that popped into my head after looking at the photo:

How tall were these people?!?!?!? That shower pan is sitting on TOP of the seat! That should give somebody just about 4 feet of "headroom" to shower in. On top of that the shower pan is awfully tiny.

I wouldn't want to climb up that high for the toilet either...

OK, second thought:

How rough/hard is the bedliner stuff? Would it be acceptable if it was just painted over (and over and over)?

Third thought:

Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive (in the caulk-gun tubes). I used it in the Boler to re-stick ensolite to the walls. I also used it in the PlayPac to stick carpet to the bare fiberglass walls. I've also used it in the current baby trailer to stick wood furring strips to the walls. It's great stuff. (Well, "Great Stuff ™" is also great stuff - but this is good too)

4th thought:

How about simply upholstering the ugly-ed up part? Cover it with the same material you use for the seat cushions - add some padding and a couple buttons and it looks like it's supposed to be there and not like it's only there to cover up the ugly.

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Old 03-06-2008, 03:01 PM   #7
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How about painting ensolite? Anyone tried that. I am considering sort of a faux technique with a sponge or something. Maybe a very subtle mottling with a cream color to hide any discoloration? Anyone know what type of paint would be best?
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Many have painted their ensolite. Lizbeth did a knock out job on her old boler.

I'll let those folks jump in on how they did it, but a search for "Painting Ensolite" will bring up lots of threads on it.
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I love the two faucet plumbing system.

Just thinking, someone may soon have the audacity to come up with a three faucet system!
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:52 PM   #10
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Its pretty funny, the person I bought it from was actually 5'2" so it worked OK for him, cold water only. The texture on the liner is very Very coarse! and Hard.
the toilet is hooked direcctly to the drain sewer and the shower directly to city water. The liner has a bit of a waxy coating possibly from tha soaps he used so painting is out. Thats why I would like to carpet over it. Its really tough to remove so covering over it would actually be easiest
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