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Old 10-12-2021, 06:27 PM   #1
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First post and it’s not fun..lol

Bought a 98 Endeavor 37 pusher with 57k miles in decent shape, I thought…

Had a musty smell, but in my experience they all do at that age. Changed a furnace vent and BAM! Both layers of floor look like a wet sponge.

Going to put 1 inch foam in the walls, 5/8 plywood in the floor double layered, stumped on what to put back on the walls that is readily available at a big box store.

Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:16 PM   #2
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Daaaaang that’s terrible!

I’d probably go with 1/4” drywall in the lightweight variety (if that’s a thing). They have lightweight in 1/2”, but not sure about 1/4. Of course you’ll have to make sure it’s very secure and taped and muddled well or I would think it might crack at the joints. Alternatively, I used some finished pressboard in a camper shower one time and it turned out decent and lasted. It was well sealed at the edges with caulk to keep the water out though. It had a “finish” side that was slick and almost like tile. Good luck!
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:41 PM   #3
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Used to be luaun plywood was almost universal. Now plastics and composites are being used
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:08 PM   #4
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Take a look at this thread.

https://forums.goodsamclub.com/index...d/29327824.cfm
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:15 PM   #5
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For the walls; Some sort of luan or very thin plywood. Follow that up with a wall paper that suites your tastes, then put all cabinets/furniture back and see what you need to do for trim.
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:17 PM   #6
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Drywall is way too stiff to put in a coach in my opinion. I might try 1/8 plywood and some type of wall paper. It will be lighter and take the flexing you will get much better. I would use some sort of reasonably flexible adhesive and screws to attach it to the studs, not regular construction adhesive, I might even go with silicone although I generally don't like it. As for the floor I would look very seriously at marine grade plywood or OSB. I will take getting wet much better than anything else and has very small, if any, voids. Yes it costs more, but I don't think you want to do this project again. Good luck and treat that mold with bleach or some other mold killer. You've got quite a project on your hands. Good luck.
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:20 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum: Looks like you have a dandy project on your hand. The link provided will show you some incredible work by a talented forum poster.

You have jumped in with both feet and looks like you are neck deep in that disaster. The man has the rv back on the road now so don't despair as you begin to read through.

Yours was not damaged by a wreck so you are far ahead of the game. When you are done you will know your RV better than anyone and this gives you an opportunity to really make it just the way you want it.


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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

WOW! Wouldn't want to attempt that job!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Don't use drywall, it will show every screw/nail head after a few trips down the road - and most likely every seam. It just doesn't flex enough to be in something like an RV. Whatever you use it needs to flex. I'm with those that say luan with some sort of paper over it.
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Old 10-13-2021, 07:17 PM   #10
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Floor is in, used 2 layers of 19/32 plywood. Figured out a very important lesson, DO NOT screw into the 1.5x1.5 square tubing next to your slide, those are the supports and tracking for the slide……ask me how I know! Lol

Flooring tomorrow, click lock with padding installed.

Purchase the wall board tomorrow and finish it up by Saturday, started Monday.

Sprayed the inside wall framing with white vinegar Monday night, sprayed some store bought “ mold killer” on it Tuesday and tonight, will put some Borax on it tomorrow night.
Purchased some reflective insulation for the walls, I use it in my muscle cars to cut down on heat from the exhaust, figure it’s better than the pink stuff that I removed that was soaking wet. Going to put eternabond on the front and rear roof seams this weekend and reinstall the windows with butyl tape followed by a tube sealant on top and sides.

Have a trip planned next weekend and has to be finished by next Thursday.

Will post some more pics tomorrow. Thank you all for the suggestions and please feel free to offer more for this weekends finish up.
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In my reply above I mentioned wallpaper. In my world wallpaper is always vinyl so please read that into my reply. Vinyl will stretch a little bit and actual paper wallpaper will tear. Good luck.
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Old 10-13-2021, 07:41 PM   #12
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Keep the pictures coming! You have set yourself quite an ambitious deadline.
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Keep the pictures coming! You have set yourself quite an ambitious deadline.
Have my 2 employees helping me knock it out, we are actually enjoying it, a change of pace keeps us happy.
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Takes me longer than that to get my shoes in the coach.
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