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Old 04-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #785
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Made a little more headway my last days off. Kinda slow because of finals at school, but still making progress. Got the bathroom finished and trimed out, ....
You are a magician with the molding! What is your secret?
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You are a magician with the molding! What is your secret?
I have to agree it looks like a million bucks, great work.

Is this flooring waterproof being right in front of the shower?
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:02 PM   #787
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Yes ,it is waterproof.As I stated in an earlier post the wife didn't want wood, she wanted Alure Ultra. Which is a vinyl snap lock planking, that does look like wood. It's actually a commercial grade flooring,10 year warrentee,life when used in residential applications.And being 100%vinyl is waterproof. They also state that when properly applied,there is no water migration through the seams. Terry
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:07 AM   #788
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My b-i-l used that in his kitchen... really looks like wood..
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Oh you mean of the RV and not me??.
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Dang..............my moms used to tell me I have a face that could stop a parade.Took me yrs to figure that out.So don't let my face post stop this thread's postings.
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Can't figure out what to do with the cockpit area. It looks shabby as all get out , but I'm afraid that if I remove the carpeting and insulation ,that it will become too noisy.
Like you, we couldn't figure out how to make the vinyl flooring work in the cockpit and doghouse, so we just carefully removed the old carpet (keeping it as a template) and replaced the crummy old carpet with nice new stuff in a better color. Added some extra padding and trimmed it off just behind the seats. Looks a million times better than the old carpet, coordinates well with the vinyl laminate and still has sound and heat deadening properties.

Wasn't difficult but another time I'd cut just a rough (oversized) template from the old stuff- even though I copied it exactly, the new carpet did not go on in exactly the same way as the old came off, so there were annoying imperfections.
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If you do decide to replace the doghouse carpet, spray on some Lizard Skin before putting the carpet back on..

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We removed our mid 80's orange shag carpet, then sanded and cleaned the area throughly. For noise and heat reduction we did 100% coverage of the cockpit area with Dynamat Extreme. It is a adhesive sound deadening material with an aluminum backing. Next we used an industrial strength adhesive to coat both the floor and the backside of the carpet and carpeted the whole area. We also carpeted the engine cover, but since it is fiberglass I had to use a foam sound deadening mat on the underside to reduce heat and noise in that area. That mat is also made by Dynamat it is a closed cell foam on one side and a open cell foam on the other. In the middle it is separated by a thin layer of lead. This is a heavy material, so I had to make some aluminum brackets to hold this in place on the underside of the engine cover. The new carpet looks great and the interior seems to be a bit more comfortable and definitely has less road/ engine noise. I was trying to dig up some photos that I took during the install, but I'm having trouble finding them.
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I was trying to dig up some photos that I took during the install, but I'm having trouble finding them.
I found them, here some before and after of our cockpit area.
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I don't have a good one of the completely finished engine cover, but if you are interested in seeing it I can take a photo tomorrow after work and post it.
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Yes,I would like to see them.What was the adhesive that you used called also. Did you or your wife recover the seats also. Thanks,Terry
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Here are a few of photos of the engine cover and one of the adhesive that I used.


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This is a full view of the cockpit area.


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This is a close up of the engine cover. I made the cup holder too. It is made from oak with granite under the area where the cups sit. The granite matches the other granite in the motor home, so I could try and better tie this area to the rest of the motor home.


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This is the underside of the engine cover. I only have the sound deadening mat through the center section of the engine cover because I did not have enough to completely cover it. I'm glad that didn't have enough though because it's already to heavy to lift.


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Here is a photo of the industrial grade spray adhesive that we used. It was purchased through a wholesale company named Keystone Bros.
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[QUOTE=Winnebeater;1160565]I found them, here some before and after of our cockpit area.


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That really does make a difference.

Nice work there and more pics would be welcomed.

Getting the old floor out really does bring these units back to life and it also gets rid of a lot of dirt you didn't know was hiding there.
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