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Old 11-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Re: Remove rubber flooring.

I used a 70 in. Tamper Head Digging Bar that weighs about 20 lbs and beat myself and the bus to death until the rubber gave up and came off. Why make it easy?
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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Re: Remove rubber flooring.

mine simply peeled up without much of a fight. It came out in whole pieces and was very thick. My bus didn't come with plywood floors, just metal with rubber on it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
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Metal with very well stuck rubber. Floored over the rubber. Figured the rubber would help with the sound deadening. Maybe.
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But it smells so much better once that puke mat is out!
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Re: Remove rubber flooring.

I removed the plywood subfloor with a long pry bar, circular saw and ratchet straps. It was a messy operation.

first, I set the circular saw to the thickness of the rubber + plywood, then made a couple lengthwise cuts. From there I used the pry bar to wedge under the floor and pull it up a bit. Next, since I had some of the windows out, I wrapped the ratchet straps around some of the ribs and put the hooks on the lifted edge of the plywood. Then I walked along the ratchet straps and slowly tightened each one. This worked for most of the plywood pieces, except for some that were wet and nasty. They broke and I had to pry them up with the bar. Most of the nails that were holding the plywood down actually pulled through the plywood, not out of the metal. I had to go over the floor with the pry-bar and pull out the nails one-by-one.
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But it smells so much better once that puke mat is out!

Ours did not and does not smell. Not even in temps above 100F.
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But it smells so much better once that puke mat is out!

Ours did not and does not smell. Not even in temps above 100F.
ditto. i soaked ours in purple power cleaner, then pressure washed and allowed to dry. then insulated,covered in osb, linoleum. smells like a new house ............so far! lol
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But it smells so much better once that puke mat is out!

Ours did not and does not smell. Not even in temps above 100F.
Dog owners say the same thing...
But seriously unless your bus is brand new, I'd want to see what the condition of the floor is before I built a house on it. It's like the "foundation". As the member above said- Its messy, wet and rotten oftentimes. I have a few little rust spots that I'd hate to cover up without addressing.
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Sorry. Post has been removed. My husband died a couple weeks ago. I think I should rerain from posting until things get better. Bye
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Re: Remove rubber flooring.

I am a cat person....so ugh...dogs smell better

I have no issues with any smell.....except when I sweat

Which is about every time I drive her....I got some fuel additive so I need to drive her this weekend so I can fuel up and then do tub
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