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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew A. Libby wrote:
you actually DON'T have wood.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yea, I got WOOD !!!!!!! Laughing Laughing Shocked Shocked Shocked


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah it's fall firewood time.. moves from the pile in the back to the covered part of the deck..

heres my baja last fall doing trailer queen duty.. she's a working girl. Wink

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I also move a 4x8 (approx 1fc) trailer of wood with my 1980 Turbo Diesel vanagon camper (will try to get photo of that.. )
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yepper, that time is here, wood is good............. Laughing


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive got wood took me 2 days because i think someone here said it took one box...well it took 2 for a non westy, so i had to go back to homedepot.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:38 am    Post subject: Re: Who's got wood? Reply with quote

tsombrero1 wrote:
I do!
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Cost under $50, one box of Pergo is just enough to cover the floor of a Westy. It did require some table saw finessing.

This stuff is TOUGH. My power staple gun can barely penetrate the surface... I think it would be difficult to scratch. Add a nice throw-rug and some anti-slip stuff and you're golden!

Sure beats the gray rubber stuff that was in there before. With the underlayment the new floor is about 1/16" thicker. There are no issues with any of the cabinets or anything, except that I was sloppy and forgot which screws go where...



This is the sub floor that came out of my van. pics from the other post. the floor was 1/4 thick and the laminate that I picked up is 1/4. do I need a sub floor? did you use one? Also my sub floor went under the kitchen, rear heater and seat. I cant tell but does your laminate go under the kitchen / seat? Right now I have everything out (kitchen /seat).

And what is the hole in the floor for? Thanks for the help.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laminate flooring / 'snap-lock' type so no glue / looks like tile / the threashold is a piece of hickory (baseball bat wood)
love it... looks great, easy to clean, is made for commercial applications and comes with a 10 yr 'mall environment' guarantee

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the old pics.
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I really should take some new shots.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry for the old pics.
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I really should take some new shots.


Yeah, right. Get with the modern times and all that... Sheesh!!! Nice frickin' wood!

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That hole looks like it's for mounting a rear-facing jump seat.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ive got wood took me 2 days because i think someone here said it took one box...well it took 2 for a non westy, so i had to go back to homedepot.

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Thanks for the non-Westy pointer. I'm planning on getting wood over the winter in my '84...although that whole, "...if you have wood for more than 4 hours, contact your Doctor...", thing kinda scares me! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"With the underlayment the new floor is about 1/16" thicker."


What did you use for the "underlayment?" Or does it come with the product?

I saw a ton of this stuff, in several different non-woods, at Costco the other day.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kept the subfloor (two small pieces of wood) under the fridge/water tank cabinet to keep the height the same to match the bolt holes. I did not use any subfloor for the cabin area, instead I used two layers of soundproofing material and two layers of sound deadening foam that normally get installed under laminate flooring. I also removed that metal tab that is welded into the floor. I think it is a mounting point for a cabinet that goes there in a different edition vanagon...maybe European model

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And again,

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two layers of soundproofing material and two layers of sound deadening foam


I've read a bunch about the soundproofing on the body, but what didja use under the floor? And I'm still interested in learning more about the overall "under-layment" of the non-wood from the plastic and Formica trees.

Thanks, as always.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are my wood floors.

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I used plywood as a subfloor.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dang, nice diagonal action.


Someone asked about underlayment-- For a subfloor I first used some normal hardwood floor underlayment from HD (plastic sheet with a little foam on one side about 1/16") but later replaced it with some raammat stuff I had left over ("ensolite"). I think a couple layers of that would be ideal if it fits. I'm not convinced it makes that much of a difference really... placebo affect you know.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried it with no underlayment the first time. It was kind of spongey. So the wife wanted me to do something else with it. So I pulled it back out and put down the 1/4" plywood. Then I glued the laminate to that. Rock solid now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again, I used two layers of soundproofing and two layers of foam underlayment under the laminate flooring. This turned out to be close to the same thickness of the 1/4" or 3/8" subfloor that I removed under carpet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here are my wood floors.

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hey allsierra, how did you mount that middle seat? do you not have tracks? that seems pretty dangerous.

if that was just a test fit, disregard.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are tracks. Just hard to see them from the pick I shortened it so they didnt stick out past the seat itself.And I just used longer bolts and went though the plywood. Im not sure how unsafe it is there is the same amount of bolt holding it to the floor.
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