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Old 08-15-2006, 03:24 PM   #15
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Kent- I would have installed under the fridge if mine was older. It is almost brand new, so I did not bother to remove.
Others have even installed under the cabinetry, I did not.
Should I have installed under the gaucho? Just kiddin...I did.
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:40 PM   #16
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...Does he take the old one (fridge) out and put the new floor underneath? Does he put it up to the old fridge and say: your problem pops? Or is there some other arrangement?
In our trailer, you could not put flooring under just the fridge. One would need to put it under the whole cabinet section as ALANSD mentioned.
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Old 08-16-2006, 02:58 PM   #17
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photos here

http://www.airforums.com/forum...dux-23481.html

and see comments on why sideways in post #3 of that thread
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:28 PM   #18
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Laminate/wood flooring: Widthwise of lengthwise?

Greetings,
We are putting new laminate wood flooring in our AS today. We are off to go buy the flooring right now. My husband wants to lay it widthwise. The small kitchen area wood flooring that is in there is widthwise. I see pictures of the whole trailer done lengthwise. Is there any plus of mines of doing it either way? I have searched the posts forums and can't seem to find any info on this subject. Thanks for the future help. =) Dana
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:00 PM   #19
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There are a number of discussions on this very topic. The advantage to the width install is that when the trailer flexes it does not tend to spit the seams. It has been done may times, both ways though
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ise-25273.html

also in this thread;
http://www.airforums.com/forum...dux-23481.html
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Thanks =)

Thanks for the links. Very helpful. I was searching and trying to find info as my husband had the girls in the truck honking the horn. =) I think Widthwise makes sense because of the flex issue and the easiness to change out any damages spots latter on if need be. I will post pictures of before and after in the main link you sent me.

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Widthwise - after we get the GLUED wood flooring up

Greetings. We are in the process of taking out the flooring in our 1998 Excella to put in laminate flooring throughout. Most of the flooring was carpet and came up pretty easily. But the kitchen has real hardwood floor slats that is glued down. Right now my husband has a hammer and chizzle. Problem though, part of the sub flooring is coming up with the glue and wood flooring. We will have to fill in the missing chunks to make it flat before we lay the new flooring down. Any tips on getting up the glued wood flooring up? We were thinking of taking a skill saw to it and making smaller squares to get up. But I just cleaned and rehung the curtains.

By the way... we plan on laying our boards widthwise. Seems from the forums that it might be better for the flex issue and the easiness to change out any damages spots latter on if need be. I have before photos, hopefully soon I can post some after ones.
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Glued wood flooring

After the front entry came up, the rest was not too tough to pry up. Still lots of spots we will need to fill in. Glued flooring in an AS should be outlawed. :P
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:22 PM   #23
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over a year on the lengthwise. EITHER WAY IS GREAT. But my only advice is DONT USE CHEAP FLOORING. I went with the good stuff,and never had any probs. allot of driving, water and such NO PROBLEMS AT ALL.
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Two questions:

1. I noticed some used a vapor barrier on their install. I was under the impression that you should not use a vapor barrier on a wood floor to allow it to breath.

2. When you guys put the laminate under the cabinets and gouchos, do you screw them down to the floor, through the laminate? This would ruin the expansion joint.
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I went length way and used high quality boards with the backing pre attached. Left it free floating, mounting the trim pieces into the walls. I'm very pleased. Look on ebay for laminate. you may find a enough for a Airstream from someones project leftovers.
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I'm going with Prego, and installing lengthwise.

The 'frame flex' issue doesn't bother me, as this type of laminate flooring 'floats', and IMHO any frame flexing would occur in the sub-floor, but because the laminate isn't glued down, won't be affected.

...now if I can just get all those nasty staples from the carpet and pad removed, I can get on with the project!
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Hey, there , Airstream buddies—I just finished installing Pergo-type flooring in my '84 Sovereign. And thanks to this forum thread, I installed it widthwise, which was easier than lengthwise. I layed LivingFlooring, which I purchased at Sam's Club for about $28 for 7 boards 4-foot long by 7 and 1/2 inches wide. I used 5 boxes of the flooring. I will post some pictures when I have nothing else to to. Right now I need to get ready to go camping with my wife who said when I bought the Sovereign that she would not sleep in that until I put new flooring in it.

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This thread convinced my wife and I to lay our new flooring widthwise. As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm sure the work was easier than it would have been had I laid it lengthwise. Also, the flexing issue makes a lot of sense to me.
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