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Old 06-29-2020, 08:48 PM   #1
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Bighorn 3670RL new floor questions

My wife and I have waded neck deep into a (sort of) restoration project on our 2007 Bighorn. Big slide new floor build (it was rotten on the ends) and now we need to replace all of the flooring. We have in mind the Home Depot Life Proof Solid Plank vinyl flooring. Problem is that it's not supposed to be used in a RV but I've seen posts that some rv'ers do. I just haven't seen any follow ups to the long term use.
Any experienced users out there?

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Old 06-29-2020, 10:00 PM   #2
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We have used solid plank vinyl flooring, but we full time so the spaced is heated all the time. I think the issue with an RV is in northern climates where winter temps can get well below zero, and the planks shrinking and pulling apart.

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Old 07-01-2020, 09:09 AM   #3
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Rhagfo, thanks for your input. I assume the northern climes as well as the southwestern, have their own issues.
What I failed to mention is that the slides tend to drag on the floor as they extend and retract. I have attempted to mitigate this issue by adjusting the slide, but the adjustments that fix one issue creates another...the inside lip of the slide hits the kitchen island. Good grief.

I said all that, to say this: what ever I use for flooring it has to be pretty thin, like 1/4" or less. That and being on a budget, creates an oil and water situation i.e. the less expensive is thick and not water proof, the good stuff is thinner, more durable and waterproof. My experience dealing with rv's is that anytime you make a repair or modification, water leak mitigation should be a priority.
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