Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-01-2022, 02:47 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 28
New Flooring Tips

Hello All,

We are installing new flooring in our class C. We decided to go with a vinyl Smartcore product. Going with their mid level plank with the rubber pad already attached to each piece.

We have ripped out all the carpet and are waiting for planks to come in to install floating floor.

My question is do you all add some sort of reflective layer/foam roll on top of the OSB subfloor before installing flooring? We do live in our RV full time and will be in a cold climate over the winter. Wanted to see if any additional layers are needed to help with heat retention or if the plank itself will be sufficient.

We know the floor will obviously be colder/retain less heat than the carpet but wanted to see if others have been fine with no additional layers between subfloor and new flooring.

Austin & Hayley
2001 Dutchmen Express Class C, Stehl Tow Dolly w/ Mazda CX-3, Toyota Tacoma & Stealthcraft Drift Boat
the__Birdman is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-01-2022, 09:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pahrump, Nevada
Posts: 254
The vapor barrier is basically for water/moisture intrusion. I already has a backing on it. Short answer-no. The is a gentleman that monitors this site along with a couple that may come on and correct me and/or information.
Retired USN
2008 Phoenix Cruiser 2350
2003 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner (Toad)
2016 Can Am Spyder RT
Bangorbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2022, 07:45 AM   #3
Senior Member
Teamfoxy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,697
We have vinyl flooring and don't find it an issue as long as we don't go barefoot. Our floor construction is 3/4 plywood with 2" foam below it and a layer of fiberglass sheet on the bottom. If it a as just SOB, it might be different.
TeamFoxy ~ Traveling North America
2016 Newmar Canyon Star 3710
2017 Chevy Equinox in tow.
Teamfoxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2022, 10:05 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 28
Perfect. Thank you all for the info. Appreciate it.
Austin & Hayley
2001 Dutchmen Express Class C, Stehl Tow Dolly w/ Mazda CX-3, Toyota Tacoma & Stealthcraft Drift Boat
the__Birdman is offline   Reply With Quote

floor, flooring, tips

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vinyl flooring lifting / air pockets under flooring RTegarini Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 1 06-25-2018 03:47 PM
RV Tips & Tricks - Snowbird Tips You NEED To Know... ExcelRVGuy Excel Owner's Forum 17 02-17-2017 06:57 PM
Any tips for installing new shocks? baraff Class C Motorhome Discussions 6 05-14-2013 07:35 AM
Diesel New Guy - Tips Please Acemart Navistar MaxxForce Engine Forum 6 12-31-2011 11:02 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.