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Old 08-04-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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I just bought my first RV and need to make some cosmetic changes. The floor is peel-and-stick tile right now. Living in Canada and not having indoor storage during the winter months, I am told the glue may become brittle from the cold. I'd love some advice on what king of flooring material I should install.

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Hi all,

I just bought my first RV and need to make some cosmetic changes. The floor is peel-and-stick tile right now. Living in Canada and not having indoor storage during the winter months, I am told the glue may become brittle from the cold. I'd love some advice on what king of flooring material I should install.

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Old 08-04-2008, 05:33 PM   #3
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Try wood laminate flooring. Not that hard to put in. It "floats" if you want it to. I pulled the carpet on my first motor home and put in Laminate. My last two already had it in it. If you use laminate, put the top ends on the side you enter the room, i.e., if you come in towards the kitchen, have the top of the boards facing towards the front of the MH. Use a jig saw to cut the boards and use a swanson square as a guide. I've installed several rooms of laminate in my former rental properties. After you have several rows put together, you can slide under the slidout side of the MH and work towards the other side. Holds up very well. Use quarter round for the exposed side. If it stays dry, cold should not affect it. s/Toby
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Max, welcome to the forums. Good info from Toby. Just a note I learned the hard way. We don't know what kind of rig you have, but if it has a slide out be careful. Sometimes the slides are engineered with really close tolerances. Make sure that the new floor will clear the slide out when it moves in and out. Yup, I learned the hard way.....

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Old 08-05-2008, 01:47 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, good advice. If I take out the old tiles I will have just enough clearance for the slide. Laminate is about 10mm thick.

By the way my new baby is a '99 Holiday Rambler Admiral.

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:16 PM   #6
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Wish I was up there with you to help you and get out of this heat. The MH I put liminate in was a 99 HR Vacationer 35ft WGS. About the same as the Adm you have. It was brand new and it had carpet in the kitchen/dining area. So the DW said no way, so I pulled the carpet out and replaced with the liminate. Make sure you buy/have the right banging tool and the "Z" bar. Do not use makeshift stuff, it will mess it up. The hardest part is the first 3 boards. You will need someone to stand on the boards as you bang together. Put as many together as you can before pushing all the way under the slide. But test from time to time. I pulled up the dinning seat by the door. Took one screw out of the wall and the screws holding it down to the floor. Not hard to do and it gives you lots of room to work with. BTW, I floated mine--did not glue it down and the slide slid right over it with no problems. I dont think you will need a plastic barrier since the floor already has one below the subfloor, but it would not hurt to put some visquene(sp)down. Good luck with your project. s/Toby
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