Thanks all for the replies. I apologize for the late response.
: good call on the movement and the butt seams. I was wondering about heat and the adhesive. On the floor it was mentioned that gravity is on our side, so things don't have anywhere to go, really. Separate thing, but with my new floor in, I had planned on using the square peel 'n stick tiles. I won't go the cheapo route (10 Cent tiles from a rental home reno) but HomeDepot sells some 'modular' tiles that actually have a 1" lip that each adjacent tile sticks over top of. I think for the floor this method would be good.
****back to the walls****
I like the suggestion about contact cementing the walls first. This seems like a good solution in my mind. Does anyone know how contact cement holds up in the heat? I imagine that it would be somewhat flexible, allowing movement with the trailer.
, thanks for your comments. I know you're close by and it's good to hear of some 'local' solutions. I'd be tempted to contact Escape
as well and get an overview/live demo from them. The Lil Bigfoot
came with the .5" foam, in fact. It was glues to the fiberglass with a pink adhesive. Even the wheel wells were covered with the pink stuff (and actually covered with carpet -it's held since 87). The foam was then topped with a beige, think fabric that seemed to have a foam back - just very slight. Over the years it's disintegrated and turned to dust in many areas.
For anyone whose interested, the interior was a mix of the fabric mentioned above and skin ply that had a faux wash of some sort. I was thinking of facing the skin-ply sections with a neutral wallpaper so that the trailer won't be wall to wall carpet, if this method turns out. My only concern beyond the adhesive not working is whether or not these carpet squares will lay nicely around the curved corners. The tops should be fine because there are cabinets on both ends that span the with of the unit...so I wouldn't have to worry about the tops.
- Good to know you had success...thanks for sharing.