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Old 05-06-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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I'd really like to cover the rat fur in th back splash area behind our sink and stove top with an easy-to-clean solid-surface.

I'm putting a Formica (or Formica-like) counter-top in, so it'd be nice to have a matching backsplash, but laminate by itself doesn't have the strength to have a compression band holding a window in place applied to it.

Does anyone have experience putting Formica up over the rat-fur and then putting a window through it?

What do you do? Mount the laminate to a Masonite board (or other fiberboard backer) first?

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Old 05-06-2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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Someone, or maybe many someones have used vinyl flooring as a backsplash.
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I'd really like to cover the rat fur in th back splash area behind our sink and stove top with an easy-to-clean solid-surface.

I'm putting a Formica (or Formica-like) counter-top in, so it'd be nice to have a matching backsplash, but laminate by itself doesn't have the strength to have a compression band holding a window in place applied to it.

Does anyone have experience putting Formica up over the rat-fur and then putting a window through it?

What do you do? Mount the laminate to a Masonite board (or other fiberboard backer) first?

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Why not try aluminum or stainless?
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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I don't really have an answer to the question but I think it is interesting that Scamp slaps the shower walls directly over the "Rat Fur" in the Bathrooms or at least this is what they told me when I inquired about building a bathroom.

I wonder how it is attached and on the front bath models there is a window involved too.

I would call Scamp and ask them.

Good Luck with that!
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:23 AM   #5
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I was also wanting to put up a small back spash too and was wondering what would be good to use? would one use screws? What behind the wall ? I dont want it to tall .. maybe 6" in height?
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:54 AM   #6
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Here's how Scamp did it in a Deluxe 5th wheel. I think the mylar was put in by the owner of the trailer, and it's a good idea... but could be smoothed out a bit.
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Is that a heavy plastic of some sort? ewww by the stove? isnt that alittle dangerious?
where the arrow is ... is what I was thinking??


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thats a new trailer than mine... my stove is on the other side... is there wood behind the rat fur to attach stuff too?
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Christi,

The first owner of our 1997 deluxe used plexiglass as a ratfur protection like the picture. The few times we have used the inside stove the heat wasn't high enough to bother the plexiglass. And it keeps the ratfur gunk-free.

Peter, the backsplash is a separate piece of Formica that is caulked to the countertop and held to the wall with the wood trim screwed from the exterior. I would like to replace our countertop and curve the Formica for the backsplash as one piece. But I don't think it would work due to the camper flexing and possibly adding stress to the outside fiberglass with the screws and wood trim. If someone has done this I would appreciate hearing how it is working.

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Here's one out of diamond plate. I can't see the pictures, the website is blocked here at work.
Diamond Plate Mods. I hope they're still active.
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Diamond plate . . . is not my style. If I add too much more aluminum-look metal inside it'll overwhelm the nice punched aluminum accents I've built into the cabinet and bathroom doors and such.

Christi, modern "rat fur" Scamps have a layer of rat-fur topping a layer or two of Reflectix "bubble-wrap" insulation all glued to the fiberglass shell. Pretty much everything installed inside the trailer is pop-riveted in place through the rat-fur and insulation to the fiberglass.

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But peter... it's so... manly.
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Yeah Peter... what Gina said Actually I just wanted you to notice, the window area had been cut out around the Diamond Plate. But, I see the pictures are no longer active. Too bad, people wonder why we prefer pictures embedded here.

Fortunately, Benita snagged a couple of pictures here: Interiors - Diamond Plate Don Bowman is the owner of the Diamond Plate Casita. He hasn't been logged on to FiberglassRV since the end of last year. I see he has e-mail, you could always drop him a line to see what problems he may have run into. I figure if it works for diamond plate, should work well for formica too
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use a fiberboard backer.i used wainscoating(spelling?)in our scamp and it looks great.i put it over the rat fur and over the window frame.under the frame dident work,it bowed to much.
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use a fiberboard backer.i used wainscoating(spelling?)in our scamp and it looks great.i put it over the rat fur and over the window frame.under the frame dident work,it bowed to much.

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