Scamp 13' -Vinyl Tiles and moist floor - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Scamp 13' -Vinyl Tiles and moist floor

Hi everyone! First-time caller, long-time listener here. We just bought our 13' Scamp a couple of weeks ago, and I decided I wanted to take out the carpet and install some really smart-looking vinyl tile.

It's going great so far. I got the carpet and the pad ripped out, with the help of a multi-tool from Harbor Freight (as suggested by someone here). A couple of questions:

1) I've been sanding with the 80 grit that comes with the multi-tool. For the life of me, some of this adhesive residue just won't budge. If I sand it really well, and clean it really well, will it matter? Should I go to a higher grit and see what happens? I'm a little leery of over-sanding, since there's not very much to the floor.

2) As I started to work on the dining/bed area, I noticed that the very back of the floor has taken on a little water. It's from a window leak that we knew about from the prior owner. It's really not a lot of water. I'm bleaching it and letting it dry fully before I even touch it. It's only the back 1/5 of the floor. Do I need to replace that section of the floor? Could I tap in a plywood overlay as an easy fix? It's not really a visible part of the interior, so I don't mind the aesthetic implications.

Thanks! I'll post pics of the Scamp and the project as soon as it's finished!

Scott
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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Wet is one thing-it will dry and should not impact the integrity of the ply. Rotten is another. If when dry the plywood is soft you have some dry rot issues and have deal with it. Primary project is to fix the leak. Best of luck!
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Fix the leak, then fix the floor. I agree with Reid about determining IF the wood needs replacement. But if you don't get the leak fixed, you're going to work twice as hard on the floor.... rot happens
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