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Old 09-25-2011, 05:40 PM   #21
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Having camped with 3 dogs and 4 kids for the past 20 something years I would suggest ANYTHING but carpet...lol we like the look and feel of our laminate.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:23 PM   #22
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interlocked, floating, over a thin polythelene underlayment. do not get the thinnest. the problem we had was the interlock was so thin it was very difficult to do it. and you can not pound it together. It has to fit like the pieces in a jig saw puzzle. I took a air hose and blew out each joint before I assembled it. but once down it has been fine. I like it not because it is a great floor, but because it is not carpet. I would prefer the OSB raw to carpet again.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:06 PM   #23
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We used a vinyl plank product in ours, looks like wood, completely waterproof, easy go install.... Love it!
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #24
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Well we may be using the bare 30 yr old sub floor for a while and yes it was better than the 30 yr old shag carpet. It is very ugly though.

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Old 09-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #25
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Just a thought...

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Well we may be using the bare 30 yr old sub floor for a while and yes it was better than the 30 yr old shag carpet. It is very ugly though.

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PAINT! Inexpensive, easy to change. A couple of coats of porch paint will sort of fill in some of the gouges and holes. A good intermediate step if you want to get on the road.

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Old 09-26-2011, 03:22 PM   #26
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Yeah I thought about painting it. I really want to put polyurathane down because it will soak into the small areas that are water damaged and help keep more water out. I am going to have to replace some sub floor in the front section as well but the affected areas are much smaller and not a structural thing like it was in the back. Most of the damage is around the door where water has leaked in and soaked the carpet and the sub floor. The bad thing about carpet is that it holds water for so long. The whole flooring and maintenance issue bothers me. I want something that I can pull up and look underneath and pull up and let dry if need be. I don't have any major leaks up front but I want to keep things from going down hill. I think if I can get the pink fiberglass out from underneath the sub floor it will have a much happier life.

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:38 PM   #27
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Dump the Carpet!

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We used a vinyl plank product in ours, looks like wood, completely waterproof, easy go install.... Love it!
We removed the carpet from out '76 Safari and installed a high quality vinyl, floor covering. We loved it and so do the current owners. It still looks good after more than ten years.

We removed the carpet from our '76 Soveriegn and installed a very low piled, indoor-outdoor carpet with a tile "foyer" where you step into the trailer. This was an extremely functional solution.

The best solution is the "vinyl plank product" that Airstream used in our 2007 Classic 30. It is so easy to maintain as we learned during our recent White Sands Rally. http://photobucket.com/White_Sands_Airstream_Rally_2011

It is also as lightweight or lighter than carpet. AIrstream did install carpet in the bedroom and in front of the front, jack-knife sofa. I would keep the former and install vinyl instead of the latter were I the interior designer for AIrstream.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:00 PM   #28
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we did cork throughout when we redid our interior last year and would certainly echo the comments of Derek..
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:07 AM   #29
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Anyone have good suggestion for floor paint? This will be temporary but I need to coat the floor with something to help seal it from more water damage. The fridge seems to be a source of water leaks as it defrosts and sweats. There will always be leaks for some sort to deal with.

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Old 09-28-2011, 07:28 PM   #30
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Hi,
I'm sure any good paint store can give you advice on what to use. Most of the guys are very knowledgeable and can point you in the right direction.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:53 PM   #31
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you could use that paint for garage floors,I think it is thicker.
You could even add the "speckels" for contrast.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #32
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I think I am just going to use some leftovers for now. I just want to seal the floor till I get time to cover it properly.

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