Thanks Bob, all great information and something I feel I can tackle, which is always a good thing to hear. I even have those specified "tools" you have referred to...the spoon and sticks. I was considering trying my favorite RV detail tool the Tuperware orange peeler.
I don't mind the time it is taking, it's a real labor of love and I am definitely bonding. I finished the skid cloth liners today and will use some scrap to line fridge shelves. Tomorrow may be adding the bedding and spot carpet cleaning.
I am happy I don't have to purchase new spline, that will save time and money and I am glad you gave me tips before I went and cut it. I never would have thought about working on a warm sunny day so it would be pliable, great tip as were all the others. Thank you again!!