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Old 06-12-2017, 12:07 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=Iansk;1962238]Not a dumb question, though perhaps a tad lazy.

The OP explains his underlayment decision in post #10.



Ignorance and lazy are two different things. I'm not an expert, not a carpenter, not a carpet installer. I'm on this forum to learn. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:29 PM   #16
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Not a dumb question, though perhaps a tad lazy.

The OP explains his underlayment decision in post #10.



Ignorance and lazy are two different things. I'm not an expert, not a carpenter, not a carpet installer. I'm on this forum to learn. Thanks for the help.
Honestly, I apologize if I offended you. My point was that your question was answered a few posts prior.

This is great and welcoming place to learn and share for sure.

When I put my new floating floor in my Silverstreak, I did opt for an underlayment. I feel it added some sound dampening as well as a bit more insulation, however nominal.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:36 PM   #17
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Honestly, I apologize if I offended you. My point was that your question was answered a few posts prior.



This is great and welcoming place to learn and share for sure.



When I put my new floating floor in my Silverstreak, I did opt for an underlayment. I feel it added some sound dampening as well as a bit more insulation, however nominal.


It's all good. I saw the above post so I maybe I didn't phrase my question right. When I say I'm new to this, I'm being literal in the sense that I don't know what the layers the floor consists of from the road up.

I wasn't sure if the subfloor was what I'd find under the carpet or existing floor. I'm so close to pulling the trigger on a 1973 Ambassador but I'm trying to do all the homework I possibly can in advance to avoid biting off more than I can chew.
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:31 PM   #18
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Hi everyone,
No, I did not put any underlayment down. It originally had shag carpeting without anything under it. I replaced the majority of subfloor with marine grade plywood to make sure it would never rot again. At least in my lifetime.
When I removed the damaged subfloor, there was insulation between the sub and frame. Bad idea with the moisture since it seemed to have trapped it and cause further damage. I did not put new insulation below either. I live in the Pac Northwest and it never gets cold enough to warrant insulation there. Anyway, I only use the trailer in the summer. The rest of the time it's stored and winterized.
I do have an issue with the flooring starting to gap in spots, but I have been able to put in stips to cover those gaps. With four kids and 2 dogs, it doesn't really matter to me that its not a show piece .
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:15 AM   #19
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Hi Mariusg78,

"With four kids and 2 dogs, it doesn't really matter to me that its not a show piece . "

Yeah!!! Love the attitude! I often wonder when reading the Forum is it the trailer or what the trailer allows you to do? I am in the latter catagory. Our Phoenix will never be a beauty, but she is always up for adventure!

Happy Travels with your Clan!

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PS: your floor looks great!
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I finished putting in new floors. Used Shaw vinyl plank flooring. This is the gunstock color. Easy to put in, just cut with a box cutter or blade and the pieces just snap right off. Lowe's also has this in stock, so any unused boxes are being returned for a refund. Yay!


You did a great job!
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