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Old 05-09-2004, 02:48 PM   #15
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Jim,
I don't have them in my 345. I've removed the carpet and didn't see anything.
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:04 PM   #16
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Steven,
Thanks for the input. I have almost beat a place in the carpet looking for those cutouts!!!!! I was going by the sales phamplet that was with the paperwork that PO's had. I guess Airstream strikes again. Seems like would be a good addition though. Thanks again. Jim
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:48 PM   #17
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We're planning something like this when we convert the rear bedroom into a U-Lounge. We'll need a removable table that we can use between the cushions to transition the lounge back into a bed. I've seen this done on tour buses and it works great. They are certainy one of the cheaper things RV related that one can buy!
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:54 AM   #18
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Cork install update--humidity is killing the project for now, daily T Storms here. I cut most of the pieces using templates from heavy brown paper, they seem to fit and look great, but manufaturer says not to install and seal with humiidity as high as it is now. I am patiently waiting!!
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Old 05-13-2004, 10:46 AM   #19
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Cork floor

Where did you get the cork flooring. I just tore out the carpet and padding in my '34 trailer last night to the hallway. I want cork, but am looking for a source. Thanks,

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Environmentalhomecenter.com has LOTS of interesting info. Even Lowe's is carrying cork rolls and tiles. I'll send these two and then find the other sources. silver suz
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I tried Lowe's they said they didn't cary it...unless they changed their minds. Try IFLOOR.COM or DIY.COM both have good prices on cork. I bought mine thru a private vendor who had an extra case of 100 sq feet. All I needed was 60.
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Sorry- our lowe's or home depot does. I suggest you use extra tiles as drawer and cabinet liners, under the sink and ref, around the ref, all the closets, under the beds. Cork is an excellent accoustical absorber and insulator. I'm sure you will find places for all your left over cork!!! silver suz
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Old 05-15-2004, 06:17 PM   #23
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well I guess your HD is more liberally stocked then the 5 near my home. My cork is glued and has the first covering of urethane on it. i ran into a few snags...two or three tiles wanted to pop back up after a few days of being glued down, and only part of them popped up, so i had to gingerly pull the edge up and shoot some glue under. The other issue is the battery box door which is in the floor just inside the entry door, it has about 3/4' or more gap between where the subfloor ends and the cover starts. I might have to add some wood in there to hold up the end of the cork flooring. Looks good for an amateur flooring guy though- pictures soon.
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After using 3/4" plywood as eding around the battery box for support the cork is about done. I did three coats of polyurethane sealant, with sanding between coats, yet it still could stand one more, as I see a few spots needing it. I did seal around the edges where it now meets the oak trim I put in.

My only problem is an air bubble that has pushed up...about 3 inches long and an inch wide mid-floor. I am considering cutting it out and tacking a new piece in there. The glue did not hold in that spot and I tried shooting some extra glue under the tile, but still got a small bubble.

I have two round plugs almost ready for the table support holes, but I am waiting for magnets to use to pull these plugs out once installed, they used to be easily pulled when carpeted.
Other than that I am ready for the threshold to the bedroom area.
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Just found the pictures and the floor looks great!!
how well does it work on reducing noise while traveling ?????
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thanks- it looks good, but I think still needs a glossy coat of finish, as the satin shos some streaking. The noise level on the road does seem better, and the floor cleaned up in no time after a few days at the lake. Broom and a damp cloth for the stubborn spots.
I actually have enough cork left to do it all over if I want to double layer.(no way)
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Excellent job and a very nice enhancement to the MH! I'm anxious to see up close. BTW: How many bottles of wine did you have to drink to get that much cork?
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shoot I have a bag full of corks...but they didn't work for flooring!! I actually bought 110 square feet of cork and needed about 50 so I can redo it some day if I drink enough of that wine
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