Originally Posted by rewcamper
this floor was also not glued down..anywhere..lucky for me but has anyone seen this before ? it was stapled under the folded over black membrane
From what I've learned it is common for the vinyl floor covering to not be glued. At the factory they basically start with the complete floor and cover the entire platform in vinyl with no glue. From there everything (cabinets, beds, etc.) is placed upon the vinyl flooring, or the flooring is cut out where not wanted.
That may be good for assembly process, but not so good if water gets into the floor. Between the belly cloth seal on the bottom, and the vinyl on the top if any water gets in it never really dries out.
I cut out all the vinyl under my cabinets and in my storage lockers. 2 basic reasons. I wanted to encourage the floor to dry out. I want to be able to see/detect any future leaks before they get too far along.
When my wife and I replaced our main area vinyl flooring with a remnant we just loose laid it as original. Some places around the edge needed a bit of quarter round, but most were cut close enough to not show.
Trailer manufacturers do love staples. That is regardless of whether they are an appropriate fastening method or not.