Vinyl on the fiberglass floor. - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Pomfritz's Avatar
 
Name: Gary & Sonja
Trailer: 1989 Bigfoot B17G
California
Posts: 100
Registry
Thank your for that! Good points. We are now empty nesters but will lug a big black lab around and I've noticed she has a drinking and drooling problem. I'm will look at if you can seal it. I've heard of others using it in an RV so maybe it works.

I wish my trailer was nearby so I could check and see what my clearances are like. I like hassle free as much as how it looks. So bamboo is an alternative, prefer the real thing but if I gotta stick to something of the same thickness it is replacing I've seen some nice laminate stuff that is really thin.

So you used an underlayment? Notice any issues from being laid in a moving vehicle?

Gary
__________________

__________________
Pomfritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Name: Ryan
Trailer: 1979 Scamp 16- side bath
Virginia
Posts: 182
I have not installed the Allure yet, but it does not need any underlayment what-so-ever. However, I did use Drylok paint to completely waterproof my wood subfloor. I didn't want water to get trapped under the impervious vinyl floor then slowly and secretly rot away the subfloor.

The flooring under the table be trapped under the dinette neck edges, and the rest of the floor has such a shape that if I install it accurately it won't be able to really shift around.
__________________

__________________
Ryan P R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Pomfritz's Avatar
 
Name: Gary & Sonja
Trailer: 1989 Bigfoot B17G
California
Posts: 100
Registry
For those of you interested in cork, I found a link that could be promising. Cork tiles 3/16" thick, need to be glued down on to a substate and cannot be laid over vinyl. I am getting some samples, they send you three for free.

Natural Cork Flooring - Globus Cork - Colored Cork Floor and Cork Wall Tiles
__________________
Pomfritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Name: Tim
Trailer: 1991 diamond
Illinois
Posts: 4
I am about to install allure vynil plank on the floor if our new ct-13
What has anyone else done about the lip created where the molded interior pieces meet the floor, also has lots of staples and screws with big heads.
I was thinking, uses vynil to make up the lip and remove or grind down screw heads.
__________________
Landman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 06:46 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
mmeyer's Avatar
 
Name: Michael J
Trailer: U-Haul VT
Indiana
Posts: 472
Registry
On my VT I just trimmed it to fit against the interior Fiberglas. I then used an antique white caulk to seal the gap. I found a threshold strip that matched the allure pattern trimmed to fit the doorway and screwed it down with the dreaded silicone caulk under neath. Been real happy with the allure after I caulked it. Had to take the original up because before I reset the windows and installed new rubber channel and they leaked so badly the water soaked the cushions and ran over the bench and got under the allure. Had to take it up to get it dry. If it had been caulked I would have been OK I believe. Definitely get rid of the screws and I leveled the center seam using a good caulk and a drywall knife. Any thing under it will eventually show through. Will try to get Picts of the thresh hold tomorrow.
Michael J.
__________________
mmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
In my Trillium I ripped out the carpet and laid some of that foam mesh no skid carpet underlay. It covered the FG seams and screws. It gives the floor a "cork" feeling.
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/non-...premium/914228

Then I laid the tongue and groove allure vinyl in a cork pattern, no trim or caulking, just fine trimming all the way around on the main kitchen floor area.
Under the dinette/bed, we laid a small carpet that does not cover totally from side to side. Attached with velcro over the small step so we can access the water tank.

There is a small mat at the door with rubber backing that is a pick up and shake type.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
mmeyer's Avatar
 
Name: Michael J
Trailer: U-Haul VT
Indiana
Posts: 472
Registry
Attached are pictures of the threshold and caulking at at the door on the VT.
Michael j.
__________________
mmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
mmeyer's Avatar
 
Name: Michael J
Trailer: U-Haul VT
Indiana
Posts: 472
Registry
apparently not attached
Attached Thumbnails
DSC00559.jpg   DSC00560.jpg  

DSC00561.jpg  
__________________
mmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 10:03 PM   #23
Junior Member
 
Name: Tim
Trailer: 1991 diamond
Illinois
Posts: 4
Good suggestions, thanks. I will post some pics when I finish.
Still cleaning, had to get rid of a funky smell, seem to have been successful using Odo-ban on every possible surface. Now working on fitting a Dometic fridge in place of the old ice box, which led to pulling the two burner cook top that worked fine but needs a good cleaning. Not to mention new curtains and seat covers. While I'm atit, michael, where did you source the rubber for the window. I have a leaker, the one to the left of the sink, emergency exit window.
Thanks
__________________
Landman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
mmeyer's Avatar
 
Name: Michael J
Trailer: U-Haul VT
Indiana
Posts: 472
Registry
The rubber material can be found at Perfectfit (perfectfit.com)there is a link on all the parts on here somewhere. only downside is that you have to buy the outside rubber trim in 50 ft rolls along with lock ring and door seal. It is good stuff. the window channel comes in 96" lengths I think Another place is restoration specialties.com. they have all kinds of things for old cars including rubber trim and the type of window channel UHaul originally used. also sell in smaller lengths don't know if it is cheaper. As to he odor. I found that the major source was under the benches in the cubby holes. I took a spray cleaner sprayed it scrubbed it with a scrub brush and wiped it with rags to finally see a white floor. then sprayed with a lysol product. it is reasonable now. I think part of the problem was leaks around tail lights marker lights and windows along with 25 years of dirt. I used a gutter sealer that is like shoe goo to seal new markers and yes the dreaded black silicone around the rubber of the tail lights and rebuilt all the windows. still get a little leak now and then but not like at first.
Michael J.
__________________

__________________
mmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Vinyl Floor TomB44 Modifications, Alterations and Updates 19 02-05-2012 08:00 PM
Fiberglass/plywood floor repair questions ... freddo411 Modifications, Alterations and Updates 6 12-11-2011 09:45 AM
New floor, new fiberglass and new curtains! Susanm34 Modifications, Alterations and Updates 6 11-07-2011 05:32 AM
Nice floating vinyl floor Gina D. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 9 03-17-2007 11:30 AM
Which have double hull AND fiberglass floor? Leslie L. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 05-28-2006 12:14 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.