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Old 02-28-2022, 06:08 PM   #1
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We have been living in our hybrid for 6 weeks now in Florida and just extended our stay until April. We own a 2007 expandable trailer and over the last few years I have replaced and painted out trailer. Now we were talking about replacing the outdated flooring with something up to date. Every summer we don't camp we work on our trailer. I am looking at tiles to put down. Do I put the tiles on top of the flooring now? Is it better to remove the one piece flooring? Has anyone replaced there flooring?
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It would be holy headache to remove the glued down vinyl IMO. I just ran our interlocking plank flooring over top without problem except for the section that I had to replace the subflooring. Laying the flooring was a good long weekend project including removing seating and lifting cabinets to run the flooring under.

Mostly done in this photo:
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Old 03-01-2022, 02:36 PM   #3
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I installed the interlocking plank tiles, about 3/8” thick wood grain look over my existing floor. Much quieter and much warmer in the winter. Got them from Amazon. Very nice, best mod I ever did.
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Old 03-01-2022, 04:24 PM   #4
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Friend of mine also ran interlocking wood grained planks over the existing floor. Looks good!

I know my HTT floor is not glued down. A way to check is find an opening, such as where the 7pin wire harness enters the TT, or around the wheel wells.
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That looks wonderful! Thank. You.
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Old 03-02-2022, 12:26 PM   #6
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My one suggestion here is to think carefully about the weight of flooring. I went with a well-known mid-grade vinyl plank flooring. Higher grade floors can be thicker and add more weight to the trailer for little added benefit. Ours came out at around 60# added weight.
Cheaper flooring is so thin that it will telegraph imperfections underneath more, and there probably are imperfections in any trailer. Cheaper floors often don't fit together well either.
I've done lots of interlock floors over the years and the biggest headache was when my MIL bought a really cheap floor from Walmart that was a nightmare to install. Well-engineered flooring clicks together easily and has consistent sizing so you don't get gaps. The few extra $$ will save pay you back in time saved on the install.
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Due to weight I am replacing the wood. There are large bolts holding down the floor that have to be. Removed.. We have decided to change the floor layout. The problem I have I want to post photos.. Can some please send me instructions how to post photos. My jayco is a 2007 and it needs to be remodeled so this summer I have a project. Every asked me why not purchase a. New one? I like this trailer my wife likes it my English Setters love the trailer. This is fun rebuilding my trailer.
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Only asking because I don't know, what about slides in the Hybrids? Does new flooring effect them? I've never been in a Hybrid.
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Only asking because I don't know, what about slides in the Hybrids? Does new flooring effect them? I've never been in a Hybrid.
Most hybrids won't have a slide; these are small lightweight trailers. The couple of models that Jayco made with a slide have raised slides to clear the wheel wells, so not much of a problem with new flooring interfering with the mechanism, although some trim might need adjustment.
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I put down a 5/8” foam interlocking floor in 2015 and it still in great shape and very light in weight. Very comfortable on your feet and makes it quiet inside , easy to cut to shape around door openings. I have an 11’ super slide and no problem with flooring. Yes, I made the steps going up to the bed area for the dog & and grandkids. And its an extra seat if you need one. Flooring comes is other wood colors or solid’s, just type in foam flooring and the company comes right up
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Close up of the seam and from 5í height of your eyes itís practically invisible. If you drop a bottle of wine from the 6í overhead shelf while driving it wonít break ( ask me how I know)
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I am replacing the 1\8" plywood floor now. When I removed the one piece flooring we got a shock! We had three leaked and the floor had black spots. Under the water heater it was soft.
I removed the bench seats and removed the water heater. We do not use the water storage we just do full hookups. I am putting in the water pump to winterize the trailer. It cleaned up the area with the plumbing.
I am going to spray paint the water heater compartment with auto rubberized spraypaint.
I did the roof every other year. Resealed the seams. Caulk and waxed the trailer every year and at the mess we have.
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I put down a 5/8Ē foam interlocking floor in 2015 and it still in great shape and very light in weight. Very comfortable on your feet and makes it quiet inside , easy to cut to shape around door openings. I have an 11í super slide and no problem with flooring. Yes, I made the steps going up to the bed area for the dog & and grandkids. And its an extra seat if you need one. Flooring comes is other wood colors or solidís, just type in foam flooring and the company comes right up
I am contemplating what to put down in my '01 and this seems like a brilliant alternative. You said you've had it down for 7 years so I was wondering how the "wood" has held up? Does it easily rip/scratch etc? There is quite a selection out there so just wondering if you went with a particular brand?
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I am contemplating what to put down in my '01 and this seems like a brilliant alternative. You said you've had it down for 7 years so I was wondering how the "wood" has held up? Does it easily rip/scratch etc? There is quite a selection out there so just wondering if you went with a particular brand?
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The label that’s on the box and date I received it/ install was a week later. There are no rips or scratches but if you look closely you notice that my dogs nails ( not from just walking) but jumping around have punctured the flooring. They are 1 Rottweiler 85 lbs. & 1 Doberman 70 lbs. I have extra pieces but have never had to replace one. We use one of the extras for kneeling on when doing gardening.
Pics. We’re taken not 5 min. ago.
Weight shows 16 lbs. and I had 3 left over for my 21’ trailer.
Would I install again ( Yes ) makes it quiet inside, soft on your feet, a good insulator from the cold. And if you need to make a bathroom call at 4:00 AM the flooring is the same temperature as the air so your feet are not shocked when you step down.
The slide is in now so you’ll notice a blocking under the slide out floor to keep it from flexing
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My trailer is about the same size so how many tiles did you order?
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Iím guessing 24 and I just counted them and had to include the cutoffís where you use only a quarter of one side and use another quarter of that one to put next to it and go down the line. Each piece comes with 4 square edges that you can remove if needed. When i butted it up to the slide carpet I left the square edge on. On my layout I centered the first piece at the entrance so the seam would not be where I would step when entering. Found an area rug at Lowes thatís a perfect fit.
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Perfect. Thanks for the good tips. I think I am going to do this. Its looks good, light, movable, soft, insulating etc. Thanks for posting!
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Perfect. Thanks for the good tips. I think I am going to do this. Its looks good, light, movable, soft, insulating etc. Thanks for posting!
Your free to PM me if you have any other questions.
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