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Old 02-15-2007, 09:06 AM   #1
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We have a 1972 Overlander. We are starting to replace the vinyl flooring. Would it be better to tile around the toilet or remove it first, and tile under it? Is their any other suggestion or secrets about flooring the AS. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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In my opinion you should remove the toilet and place tile underneath it. Removal is not hard and the finished product is more water resistant. And we all know that water is the killer of trailer floors. Also give you the opportunity to check and replace, if necessary, the toilet seal.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thank you so much. Everyone say's romoving the toilet is simple. just two bolts. We wanted to replace it anyway.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:50 AM   #4
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By all means take out the toilet, however I found the two bolts hard to get at and received a few scraped knuckles.
When the toilet is out you should consider putting a riser (comes in 6 inch and costs about $60.00). Makes it easier to get up especially if you have bad kneew like me.
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I would agree with me fellow forum members, removing the toilet to install the new floor will give you a much cleaner looking floor and will also allow you to remove the old one much easier.
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We used a vinyl sheet on our floor - a great alternative to vinyl tiles. No seams or edges coming un-done.

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I tend to agree with the vinyl idea. Seamless, and if your edges are sealed properly, shower dripps, etc won't get to your wood floor. One potential problem I see with tile is the added height of the tile - do they make a thick enough seal to make up the added thickness? I'm not a tile guy or plumber, maybe just use a wax ring? Or do they use wax in RVs?
Hmmm - maybe more questions than answers.
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Vinyl sheet floor

I did do the linolium roll and had it put in. Before that I took the toilet out so it looks better than cutting the vinyl around it and added the riser.
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wow... I like the picture... that is the same flooring I want in our Overlander... I am doing a 50's diner theme... poodles, skating waitresses, & hot rods I think are all fun!!
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