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Old 11-06-2007, 03:22 PM   #21
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I'm going to use a standard door for my bedroom. I have a pocket door in my house and we hate that thing. Plus, the wall behind the door will be useless. You can't put in drawers or a closet or anything. Then the bumpy ride will jar it off its tracks. You might also look into an accordion style door or just a thick curtain.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:49 PM   #22
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I got about 400sq feet of kick ass Brazilian Cherry and Walnut Hardwood flooring today for free. And I was going to cheap out and get laminate for $0.88 sq.ft. Now I will have kick ass expensive floors for the best price you can find. My friend is closing her flooring store and gave me the goods. Now it is 2 different typs of wood but I don't mind. This stuff sells for $12.99 sq.ft.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:51 PM   #23
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nice! can't wait to see how it looks.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:53 PM   #24
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Yeah I cant wait till I put it down. Should I nail it or glue it??? I have never done hard wood.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:31 PM   #25
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I've never done it either but I think it just sits on top of the floor, something about it expanding and contracting... I could be wrong.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:57 PM   #26
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real hardwood floor gets nailed down.
look here for some instructions http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/content/18306/
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:17 PM   #27
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you actually might want to reconsider that flooring. it is beautiful stuff. trouble is, it needs to be nailed down to something. So that means you have to put down firring strips, then the wood on top of them. Figure on loosing a few inches of precious headroom. Get some of that 88 cent thin laminate. It is junk, but, it's thin junk and should do fine for a few years. Panel a wall or two with the good stuff or sell it.

Maybe you can sell it to elliot. He's got headroom to spare. Where is that crazy old bastard, anyway? Must be on the road.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:30 AM   #28
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I have 3/4 plywood subfloor. That should be good for nailing too. I am laying the hardwood, noway I would not use it. I think a home starts with a good floor. No better floor then hardwood.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:33 AM   #29
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I agree... It's free and probably the first thing people will notice when the walk into the bus. Although it may require a lot of work I think it will look great, it will be worth it.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:38 AM   #30
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I spent some time on my ol gal this weekend. I have been screwing down the floor to the sheet metal. I found out the cordless drill sucks for this job so I switched to the old kind that tethers you to a cord. It worked great. I set my floor plan on the floor by laying the outline of the frame with 2x4's. I also added what will be my kitchen cabinet. I still need to add my counter top and sink. I have decided that nailing the hardwood requires to many tools that I can not afford. So I will be gluing it down.

More pics will be added later. Looks alot different then when I got her.

Yesterday I started her up and at first she hesitated. The temp was in the mid 40's. normally she just cranks with one turn over. This time I had to hold the key for 6-8 seconds. This shows me that the colder it gets the harder to start she will be. Good thing it stays warmer down south. I also noticed the windows leak a little but as we all know, these days Georgia doesn't get rain so I can fix that in a few weeks.

I will be moving into my bus very soon. This will be before I have it plumed or running on her own power system. It will be basically framed and the wall finished. I will be staying where I have shore power and use of a bathroom.
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