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Old 12-22-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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hi being a new guy, I thought I would log in, and ask a question that has been bothering me, about our 1993, 13 ft. Big Foot trailer, owned for only 1 year. the interior is quite nice. Has anyone replaced the flooring (linoleum). our flooring is ok, but under the seating areas front and rear where the flooring meets the ratfur (wall fabric) the flooring is rolled back, aprox. 3 inches,like an orange peel. It can not be seen, but it looks poor when I open the compartments. I want to apply contact cement, but the underside of the linoleum looks powdery and I thought it would not adhere, to either it or the floor. Water seems to loosen the connection, does anyone know if it is a water base glue that does not set up?


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Old 12-22-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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Hi Kenny, welcome to FiberglassRV. We've seen pictures and read where members have replaced original flooring materials with everything from genuine wood flooring to just paint. So everything inbetween goes! Can't help with your glue question, perhaps someone will jump in with the answer you need.

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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I think you're probably talking about sheet vinyl, not real linoleum (which is a non-vinyl, natural product)...
From what you describe, the backing has probably deteriorated, and I doubt there is any solution, if it's curled and pulled back and powdery, beyond cutting it and replacing it. Or not replacing it..., if you can't even see it, as it's under the seat compartments.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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Vac the dirt and dust off, use liquid nail's and tack down with a staple gun.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:36 AM   #5
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hi being a new guy, I thought I would log in, and ask a question that has been bothering me, about our 1993, 13 ft. Big Foot trailer, owned for only 1 year. the interior is quite nice. Has anyone replaced the flooring (linoleum). our flooring is ok, but under the seating areas front and rear where the flooring meets the ratfur (wall fabric) the flooring is rolled back, aprox. 3 inches,like an orange peel. It can not be seen, but it looks poor when I open the compartments. I want to apply contact cement, but the underside of the linoleum looks powdery and I thought it would not adhere, to either it or the floor. Water seems to loosen the connection, does anyone know if it is a water base glue that does not set up?


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Hard to tell without pictures , but could you simply lay it back in place then use a piece of wood trim over the edge and screw it or staple it down? If you need to, you could use a piece of "pergo" type flooring with or without the ready made edging.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #6
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I saw a lot of threads and, I will use one of the ideas when the time comes.

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Hi Kenny! I don't think it'll be worth your time to glue the curled-up linoleum back down. I tried that once & it didn't work. I ended up getting a box of interlocking rubber floor pieces. Meant for a garage or some kind of work station. They're square, I just cut them to fit. No glue, they're heavy enough to stay put. Had them for three years now with no problems.
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Hi: Kenny Strong...and welcome. I have the same problem with our Escape 5.0. My wife says I'm obsessed with something that can't be readily seen...so why bother? Once that flooring is curled nothing short of a mountain will hold it down. There's new flooring on the market guaranteed not to curl... but it's too big of a job to take apart the dinette benches to replace the floor under them!!!
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