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Old 01-23-2008, 09:28 PM   #15
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I got my Nyloboard samples

The boards feel strong and look good. Maybe I will chip some off and put a match to it. I am only going to use one piece in the bathroom. If it catches on fire then at least it is in the tail end of the trailer. The test will be when I put the whole piece in .

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:34 AM   #16
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Advantech

Why not just use Advantech Advantech Flooring - Huber Engineered Woods
All the builders around here including me use it in subfloors of new construction because you can leave it exposed for long periods of time with no deterioration and is warrantied for 50 years.
Just a suggestion.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:16 AM   #17
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I used it for a hot tub cover and I put styrofoam on the adventec and Ihad put a sealer on it. It lasted six months and started to crumble. The hot tub steam was to much for it.

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Old 02-15-2008, 06:36 PM   #18
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What is the cost of Advantech vs Nyloboard? At $140.00 a sheet Nyloboard should far exceed Advantech in quality. If not, why spend the extra dollars. Plus you have to pay shipping from Georgia.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:13 AM   #19
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Nyloboard is made from Nylon. My understanding from speaking with the nyloboard tech person it is made from recycled carpet scraps.. When they built my house 15 years ago the construction people through the left over carpet after installation in a hole in my woods with all the wood scraps. The wood scraps rotted away but the carpet is still there and has not rotted away. I sure hope nyloboard is made from the same stuff.

I am fortunate because I live 30 minutes away from the factory. I won't have to pay for shipping. I am going to try it. I am picking up my nylo board this monday.

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Old 02-16-2008, 04:28 AM   #20
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I am fortunate because I live 30 minutes away from the factory. I won't have to pay for shipping. I am going to try it. I am picking up my nylo board this monday.
Brian,
I'm glad to hear you are going to try it. I am convinced that I should use it too, but I live 800mi away. Funny thing is, I picked up my trailer right near there... I could have loaded 7 sheets into the trailer and been working on my floor now. As they say " If I knew then, what I know now"

Thanks for pointing out the product and please post your thoughts on how you like working with it. BTW, are you getting the stuff with the fiberglass skins? It is not that much more expensive.
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:13 AM   #21
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Funny thing is, I picked up my trailer right near there... I could have loaded 7 sheets into the trailer and been working on my floor now. As they say " If I knew then, what I know now"
Could a should a would a... get to work Steve. That trailer is not getting done sitting in the snow. Fire up those kerosene heaters and dry it out, heat it up, and prime it. You built that "pink skirt" so you would be able to work through the winter. If I can lay on the frozen ground and work on mine, well, so can you. Quit talking about floors made of used up ladies stockings and start putting that Ambassador back together.

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Steve,

Looking forward to your evaluation of this flooring stuff!

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Looking forward to your evaluation of this flooring stuff!
Michael,

Until Brian or I can provide some feedback, HERE is an interesting side by side comparison video from the mfg's website.
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I've worked at a lumberyard for 19 years and our claim to fame is quality and service. Most of the custom home builders around here use 5 (sometimes we have 7) ply doug fir plywood. We had Advantek a few years ago but not too many takers. That stuff is hard as a rock and very heavy. Try to sink a nail head below the surface. OSB sells big because it's cheaper than plywood. Look at the deck of a house under construction that's been open to the rain and weather. I'm very new to this forum and Airstreams, so maybe I'm off base here, but I would use a good quality (like Roseburg) 5 ply doug fir plywood.

It's also my understanding that the floors were originally 5/8ths (19/32nds) plywood, not 3/4ths (23/32nds). I know others have used 3/4, but don't know if the 1/8 inch makes a difference. Tom
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Tom,

Good comments... they are right on the money! I may end up using what you recommend if shipping the Nyloboard is too much.

Glad to see you are here and commenting.
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Tom,
the floor thickness depends on the model year of the trailer. 60's and earlier used 5/8ths. 70's used 3/4.
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Chuck, thanks for setting me straight on floor thicknesses on the different years.


Steve, maybe I'm old school, but my experience with plywood, OSB, particle board and some of the composit products out there is fairly good. 5 ply doug fir always gets my vote. As far as Nyloboard goes, I've never heard of it. It may very well be a superior product. I'll call my boss monday and get his take on it. Tom
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the thickness of the floor is 5/8 but there is 1/8 of an inch of compressed insulation in between the floor and the frame....
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