Flooring Replacement - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-14-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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One of the members posted this link to Yahoo Scampers:


And here's the stuf in T&G planking:


It's almost 3/4" thick (0.7") -- I have no idea as to cost or availability to private parties.

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Old 03-14-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Pete, I read "Ever-Lite’s one-piece, laminated composite floor.... framed with 2” box aluminum that is double welded together and uses a stronger, more dense, two-pound block foam insulation."

If that's the case, how would one go about cutting any of the angles found in the floor of an egg? Unless you could modify the framing and that requires welding aluminum?

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Old 03-14-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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This type of material have been around for at least 30 years. I have designed a number of projects where we used the 2" sandwich with 1/16"alum. both sides in pulp mills for small outdoor pump houses, large folding doors on digester buildings etc. it comes in various thicknesses and various surface material's and you can get sheets up to 60 feet long.
Why it hasn't caught on in the RV industry long ago beats me!
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Donna, since the table in the plank link shows numbers that are in the ranges of the OSB and plywood (love to know the dimensions used; note the OSB chosen is stronger than the plywood chosen), I would presume that nothing would have to be done except dropping a sheet of it in place of the original flooring.

Being thicker is going to present some problems, not the least of which is reduced headroom.
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