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Old 04-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #57
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Nyloboard is installed

I installed the board. I split it in half and put a butt plate over the seam after installation. When I have the black tank box anchored in the frame there isn't any play. when I dropped the box. It had a little give. I think that is from cutting it down the middle. Iwould like to hear what other people experiences have been when they put the bathroom floor in with two halves using 3/4 inch plywood. I think it works well. So if I am happy that is all that matters.

Check out the pics from clicking on to this link.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:13 PM   #58
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no play in the ply, brian, fyi... the marine epoxy helps enormously, incredible stuff.. your floor should be fine.. remember if you install 12x12 tiles, to start the seam right ontop of the seam in the subfloor to help hide any minor cracks that may appear later, i think this is the Old School Airstream Protocol for 12x12 linoleum, (thanks to Inland Andy for the tip..)
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:40 AM   #59
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Going to School on Nyloboard

Thanks, Gentlemen, for this thread. I am studying up on floor replacement. I think the value of the forums is to have some who will take an educated risk with a new product and give the chance for everyone to learn from the experience.

After reading this thread and related links, checking out lots of options, I think I will try the Nyloboard. I will let you know how it goes.

I have a sheet of 1/8" lauan to create the pattern.

By the time I get back from my trip next week, maybe our spring rain will settle down a bit, the driveway will have been resurfaced, and my Airstream pad will be ready for me to settle down for a few weeks of work. And, I hope the Nyloboard will be here and I can get started on the replacement.

I'll be posting photos here.

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Old 05-08-2008, 09:18 AM   #60
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And, I hope the Nyloboard will be here and I can get started on the replacement.
Anne,

Are you saying you've ordered the Nyloboard?

If so, did you purchase directly from the mfg or were you able to find a local seller? Did you order the fiberglass skined material or the plain? How many sheets of what did you order... and one last question, what did it cost you to have it shipped to Indy?

Sorry for all the questions... I'm just a curious
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:15 AM   #61
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Ordering Nyloboard

Good morning, Steve,
I was just on the phone with the company. Here are some things to know about ordering from them:
  • Very nice folks to talk to about the product details. For example, my concern about VOCs -- they say there is no gassing off.
  • They do not have local distribution. I had to order directly from the company.
  • They don't take plastic (kind of ironic). You have to fill out an application for credit, to set up an account with them, and fax that in before the sale is arranged. I'm not going to submit all of that info on trade and bank references, since I am an individual and paying by check. They will take COD. Since I will be traveling, I would rather pay by mail and, I hope, speed delivery while I am gone.
  • Basic cost for the fiberglass is $124.16 for a 4' x 8' piece. Non-fiberglass is $114.56. Freight extra. I'm waiting for that email, will update with the total.
  • You can order two grades of Nyloboard. Prime is both sides finished exactly alike; choice has one side rough. I chose choice. There is no difference in the performance of the choice, just appearance. The only thing looking at the rough side is the black tank, insulation, etc.
Just thinking ahead, as Frank said, talking all about baiting the hook and not fishing... definitely will need Forstner bits.

Oh -- by the way, check out the mold study on the home page. That's a pretty impressive image. Looks like HDF didn't do too badly in comparison, but the rest -- YUK!

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Are you saying you've ordered the Nyloboard?

If so, did you purchase directly from the mfg or were you able to find a local seller? Did you order the fiberglass skined material or the plain? How many sheets of what did you order... and one last question, what did it cost you to have it shipped to Indy?

Sorry for all the questions... I'm just a curious
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:30 AM   #62
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Anne,

Thanks for the update... it looks like the price has gone down about 15% (good news!). Kimberly quoted me $145.92 and $134.72 for the 3/4" material back on Jan, 31 2008.

That mold study is what convinced me that this product is ideal for Airstream sub-flooring.

Sounds like you and I both have a lot of hooks baited... time for some fishing... Frank will be happy.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:42 AM   #63
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I guess I just went off what the plant manager told me. He gave me a tour of the plant and was telling me all the reasons is makes a good product to build houses. He said the product was fire resistant. I was going off his word.

Give them a call and speak with their tech person.

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I had emailed them back in April, they were very quick about replying. I then ask the cost of shipping on sheet to Oklahoma. She said she would check and get back with me. I have sent two emails since and no reply. We finally had to put in plywood. I hope you have better luck than I did. It looks like a great product for A/S. But as I wasn't buying a truck load I guess it wasn't worth their time.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:42 AM   #65
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CJ, they would not quote shipping for me, either, until I fax back the form they emailed to me, which I will be doing today. They want the commitment up front, I guess. The form, by the way, is a business credit application. I'll let you know how much info they actually require before sending the total cost. -- Anne
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:00 AM   #66
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I'm definitely looking for ongoing feedback on this product (and obtaining it) from Brian and now you, Anne. I have two boat decks to rebuild in the next few months, and this could be a great product to use for that. The per-sheet cost is comparable with MGP in my area, so it might be a viable alternative.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:41 PM   #67
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OK, now we're cookin'. Finally heard back later today on the total cost for the Nyloboard. It's steep -- almost $100 for the freight for the one piece. I'm thinking I should email them to see what the freight would be if I went ahead and bought enough for all the rest. Let's see -- 24 feet; 4x8 sheets. Nah -- who knows? Maybe we'll head down to the Gulf Coast later in the summer and stop off in Covington on our way home. It's just a little out of the way ...

I'm going to order it, though. I don't want to do this project again. I can tell I'm going to have a lot of troubleshooting to do with the leaks, and I have a steep learning curve on all of the metal work. I have some help with welding. And, I found a shop that I am going to ask to help me with some of the aluminum fabricating for the back end bumper storage locker and the belly pan. Right now, it's been raining for two days and the edge of the back end plywood is making further progress in composting its way back to Mother Earth. Nyloboard. Yes.

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OK, now we're cookin'. Finally heard back later today on the total cost for the Nyloboard. It's steep -- almost $100 for the freight for the one piece. I'm thinking I should email them to see what the freight would be if I went ahead and bought enough for all the rest. Let's see -- 24 feet; 4x8 sheets. Nah -- who knows? Maybe we'll head down to the Gulf Coast later in the summer and stop off in Covington on our way home. It's just a little out of the way ...

I'm going to order it, though. I don't want to do this project again. I can tell I'm going to have a lot of troubleshooting to do with the leaks, and I have a steep learning curve on all of the metal work. I have some help with welding. And, I found a shop that I am going to ask to help me with some of the aluminum fabricating for the back end bumper storage locker and the belly pan. Right now, it's been raining for two days and the edge of the back end plywood is making further progress in composting its way back to Mother Earth. Nyloboard. Yes.

Peace,
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That is some pretty scary shipping. I wonder if there's another way.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:55 AM   #69
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If you are coming back from Florida through Atlanta I will tell you how to go.
When you get to Macon get off onto 23 and follow it to Jackson Georgia and get on 36 and it will take you right to Covington Georgia. I have taken that route many times. It takes exactly 1 hour 30 minutes to Covington from Macon. After you pick up your board you will be 30 minutes from my house and 30 minutes from 285.

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I wrote to them for a quote for a one piece floor to go into my 1958 Flying Cloud. I think that would be very excellent....no seams. Marmoleum floring could then be applied over it, and hopefully look smooth as silk, and never crack or tear from floor movement.
They can scoot it upright in the side of a semi heading our way, maybe. I can get it out with my lift truck and some chain.
If the corners get damaged, I wouldn' care, since I do not need the corners, and would cut all 4 sides anyways.
I like Marine Plywood a lot, and it is much cheaper, but I can't get a continous piece long enough to have a one piece floor...
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