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Old 07-05-2007, 05:42 PM   #15
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hi jmd' and welcome to the forums...

the only thing under the carpet/pad is plywood...

and it's only attached at the edges,

same with the vinyl, only attached at the edges.

so you've already got a floating floor!

i agree the carpet is not a great choice, so i had mine built without it.

full vinyl front to back. it isn't a pretty vinyl but it is light and durable.

i don't think you'll gain much (except a different look) by floating another layer over the vinyl.

and it will cause a strange wear pattern on the current vinyl.

i use a variety of throw rugs that can be rolled up, removed and washed.

unless you really wanna remove the full interior and do wall2wall something....

and really it isn't that hard to remove the sofa, dinette and bed box to lay a complete flooring.

i'd make good with throws and mats...

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Old 07-05-2007, 06:37 PM   #16
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I wish that I had asked Airstream to install the wood look vinyl throughout my 25" Classic. This is from someone that works with pretty nice hardwoods everyday. It's the most practical thing for the floors of an Airstream. I have carpet in the bedroom and living area and viny in the kitchen and bath. Still everything has to be covered in area rugs.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:32 AM   #17
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On our classic it appears that the vinyl runs well under the wardroab and other pieces so I do worr that ripping it out and potentially reinstalling would be a fairly big deal. Anyone done this on more recent classics?
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:46 AM   #18
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...it appears that the vinyl runs well under the wardroab and other pieces...
the flooring is the first 'interior' item installed.

it runs all the way to the perimeter walls.

with cut outs for tanks holes and the wheel wells.

in your case, carpet to the edges fore/aft and vinyl midship.

it is primarily attached only at the edges and seams...

the complete interior 'floats' over the flooring.

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Old 07-09-2007, 01:06 PM   #19
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I made a Q&D flythrough -- we'll see how it looks IRL...
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:10 AM   #20
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Take a look at cork.

We bought a 2001 Bambi a few years ago that came with a truly awful pale blue carpet--not the best idea for camping. I took the carpet out and installed a floating cork floor. It's just the best! It's warm to the touch and has a little give to it, so it's not hard like vinyl--feels great under bare feet. And cork is naturally mildew resistant. We love it!

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I made a Q&D flythrough -- we'll see how it looks IRL...
There was another classic 31 that came through Missoula with that flooring. I liked it.
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I saw some of the new vinyl floorings in a Safari 27' yesterday, it didn't look all that good at all. Dunno what else they put it in, but it looked B A D!
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The vinyl flooring is CHEAP. Why worry about harming it? You are improving one of the weak links. If you are worried about resale value--get over it--you allready lost 30% just driving away with it. Make it your own. The pergo has a backing adhered to the planks and is so much nicer to walk upon. Enjoy!
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