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Old 06-03-2014, 08:02 PM   #15
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Jim, so the cork is put down in tiles and then you seal it with urethane ? How thick is it ? And how is it on the feet for cushioning ?
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:48 PM   #16
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Conrad, here is a link to my install. Note that I put down two layers of 3/16" tile, mostly for the warmth and comfort, but one layer would suffice. And yes, I sealed it with a few coats of a good water based polyurethane.

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Old 06-03-2014, 10:58 PM   #17
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Jim I really like the way it turned out! Very nice!!
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Thanks again everybody for the advice and tips! It looks like I may have a book of dos and don'ts by the time i get around to doing this. Right now I'm facing a aesthetics dilemma on installing the floor. There is some kind of water hose under the side dinette table under the carpet. A hose and a small copper pipe along with wires. I think they will be exposed if I took out the carpet.

I had to deal with that when I installed my vinyl floor, as I have four water lines plus wiring running across the back. I ran a piece of aluminum channel across the back between the benches.

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Thank you Jared for replying and for posting a pic. That is a very good Idea. I am not sure if I could get away with that because the hose n wires run in a curve around the wheel well. :/ Ps nice kitty !! I wish I could post a pic of what I am working with but I am not sure on how to do post directly here like you did?
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Jim I really like the way it turned out! Very nice!!
Thanks, we really like it. It turned out to be everything we hoped for, and more.
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You did a meticulous job Jim and it shows. I've been thinking about doing something to replace the carpet under my dinette and the step up to the bed. Two small sections but difficult to keep clean. I have one piece vinyl and it is holding up OK except for a few dents from dropping things. It is easy to sweep out.

I have vinyl covered wood in places and that stuff! It is beyond stupid that they would use something that does not hold up and is difficult or impossible to repair.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:32 PM   #22
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Question,

I pulled up the uninstalled carpet in my 1982 Burro. The only thing under it (besides the carpet pad) is the green fiberglass floor. It's bolted to the white fiberglass sides.

Should I be concerned? Should I install some type of plywood then lay the carpet back down?

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Old 06-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #23
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I think there is plywood laminated under the fiberglass in a burro. But I am not sure.

Can you post a picture?
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Lfoxmont, I believe you will find that your original Burro floor is a sandwich of fiberglass over plywood over fiberglass. Unfortunately, the edges were not always sealed all that well and if water leaks around the windows, the plywood gets soaked and eventually delaminates, causing the fiberglass to heave and eventually allowing the floor to rot out. Make sure those window seals are working properly!

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This is what I see under the carpet pad.

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So far, window seals are fine. The only place I had concern with was that the PO had wrapped carpet over edge of floor by the door extending it under camper. Took one trip with rain to bring that problem to my attention. I trimmed away the extended carpet, used aluminum carpet trim and finished the edge so there isn't anymore "wicking" from carpet being on the exterior.

I had thought about installing something else besides carpet but after three camping trips this Spring, I have grown to like the stuff.....so it will stay for now.
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This is what I see under the carpet pad.

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That is interesting. It actually looks like the plywood has been cutout maybe? I don't know on that rig, but looks suspicious. Do you have more photos maybe zoomed out a little further so we can see exactly what's going on there?
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This is under the table section......Click image for larger version

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