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Old 09-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Thinking of replacing our "wonderfull Orange Rugging" with a Laminate flooring. What can we expect when we remove the rugging? There is no spring to floor so I would expect plywood. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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The floor is a "sandwich" of 1/2" plywood, indoor-outdoor carpet on top, and thin aluminum sheeting protecting the plywood bottom. The floor sandwich was installed first; then all of the interior was installed on top of the carpet, which is under everything, the bunks, the kitchen cabinets, even under the raised bathroom shower pan and toilet area. You have 2 options:
  1. Cut the carpet with a razor knife around the perimeter of the visible floor and install the new floor covering, leaving the carpet under the bunks, (water tank, battery box) kitchen, bathroom, etc.
  2. unscrew the bunks, (water tank straps, battery box straps) kitchen cabinet, refrigerator cabinet, etc from the floor and try to pull it all out

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:34 AM   #3
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What Frederick says. I have done mine, have a look here.

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I found the thin aluminum sheeting underneath had deteriorated due to galvanic corrosion where the frame and the sheeting met. I cut out the aluminum sheeting with a uitility knife, and let the floor bottom dry out well.
Once I had removed thing inside, I found the floor a little springy. I replaced areas of dry rot, and replaced the old carriage bolts that attached the floor to the frame with elevator bolts. Then I fiberglassed the whole floor and laid lino overtop. Underneath, I used store bought undercoating, initially from a gallon pail, and final coat was the spray stuff. An area of particular concern was the edge of the plywood floor visible from the inside the wheelwells. A lot of water seemed to have wicked in that way.
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