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Old 01-05-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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89 excella sq. ft.

Can anyone tell me the square footage of an 89 excella?
I just bought one but haven't picked it up yet and want to know how much
laminate flooring to buy (not including the bathroom nor under the twin beds)
Also I read that laying the floor widthwise is better but which way has less waste? Thanks
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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hello, Try your high school math length times width . measure the inside length then the width inside them multiply them you now have square footage.length wise has the least amount of waste. Hope this helps..
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Thanks Bob
I know how to figure square footage but I don't have possession of the trailer. It's 2 hrs. away
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I bought 110 sq feet for my 31', and ran it width wise...it will hold up to the stress of the shell better that way. I think you can buy 130' and be safe, and then have a small amount left over for later repairs. I did not do the side bathroom.

I also used Lumber Liquidators, and spoent 79 cents a sq foot...
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How long is it?

Your 89 Excella could be anywhere from 25' to 31' (or maybe even 34') long... You can subtract 3' from Model Length for bumpers and frame/hitch area, and then roughly 50% of interior space is open flooring...

Thus a 25' trailer has 22' of living space, times 8' wide for 176 total square feet. Taking 1/2 of that would require approx 90 sq ft of flooring, plus allowance for some scrap. We relaced carpeting in our 25' using 12'x10' remnant, with one seam at halfway point and quite a bit leftover...

Side to side fitting involves a lot of trim cutting, but seems to handle flexing better... Folks have done it lengthwise as well, however, though be aware hard stops will likely lead to "floating" floor to float to forward edge of gaps.
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It's a 29 footer - sorry, Bill - after buying the AS, I'm all out of $ - that's why I don't want to buy any more than I have to!
Thanks for all the feedback
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If you buy a standard version of flooring from home improvement places like Home Depot or Lowes or ?? they will usually accept unopened boxes back for credit... Price per sq foot may be higher, but total cost may be close if you don't have to keep any leftovers...
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