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Old 08-20-2006, 07:53 PM   #15
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Electric heaters don't produce any condensation -- However, unvented propane heaters (including catalytic) and the propane range top will produce one ounce of water per 1,000 BTU per hour -- I don't know how much condensation a human being produces, but I know it is significant inside a Egg in cold weather (unlike the heater/range, the humans and pets are switched on 24/7 ).
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:29 PM   #16
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Rig up a tube extending from the mouth to a hole in the window. Breathe in through the nose, breathe out through the mouth. Drastically reduced moisture problem when sleeping.

(Of course there is the problem of negative pressure in the trailer. Tough one).
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:38 PM   #17
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Our Scamp had sheet vinyl glued on the floor when we bought it. Later I found that there was mold growing in various places under the vinyl.

So I ripped it out, sanded down the plywood floor to clean wood and painted it with grey latex floor paint. It isn't real pretty, just kinda ugly, but functional for now.

In the meantime I'm waiting for a consensus on the perfect floor from all you informed FGRV owners.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:37 PM   #18
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........painted it with grey latex floor paint. It isn't real pretty, just kinda ugly, but functional for now.
Loren and all, painted floors don't have to be ugly! Check out this website from HGTV:
HGTV Painted Floors
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:59 PM   #19
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You might consider FM Life Paint Waterproof Decking.

I have a friend that is using this material for her house boat patio roof. Lots of foot traffic & weather.

Very easy to apply in three steps.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:38 AM   #20
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We just installed some lose lay flooring and so far it seems to work great alot better than carpet . It is like vinyl but is made to be a floating floor it can be removed easily and put right back down .It is more forgiving than vinyl (won't crack if folded or pinched ) . I have some pics if anyone wants to see them. Cost was about $40 for our 13' burro.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:58 AM   #21
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We just installed some lose lay flooring and so far it seems to work great alot better than carpet . It is like vinyl but is made to be a floating floor it can be removed easily and put right back down .It is more forgiving than vinyl (won't crack if folded or pinched ) . I have some pics if anyone wants to see them. Cost was about $40 for our 13' burro.
I'd like to see some pictures and info on the brand....like where you got it!
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I'd like to see some pictures and info on the brand....like where you got it!
We found it at the Home Depot and I believe its called Sundial loose lay flooring it is under
$2 /ft. It is held down with glass tape and can be taken out hosed off and put back in.


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Oh that looks great. You did a wonderful job.

Thanks for the photos.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:56 PM   #24
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We just installed some lose lay flooring
I had that in my Burro when I bought it. I changed it out because I didn't like the pattern.

It came up very easily, and yes, it could have just plopped back down in there.

BUT....

There was a thin layer of condensation type moisture under it, and on one end, in the front where water had rolled off the walls, the floor was wet on the surface plys.

Fortunately, the damage was not bad enough to have to replace (I dried it out for a couple of days) but it really made me skeptical of that type of floor. Dirt and stuff was under it too.

I put down peel and stick "wood" strips. Looks like wood until you get your face down in it, and I am sure the adhesive will provide protection from moisture.
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I would recommend painting the floor. I went to the local marine store and bought Pettit Marine epoxy for decks. The stuf went on easily with a roller and a quick "tip-off" with a cheap foam brush. It looks great, it'seasy to sweep out the dust, leaves and grass, but what's really great is that you can virtually hose out the inside of the trailer.
We just got back from a week away, a quick sponge and it looked like the day it was painted.
quick note; 1 quart was way more than I needed.
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