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Old 07-21-2005, 01:47 PM   #11
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Thanks Pixie. Yeah tounge and groove would be nice, or I was thinking a hard wood floor too, that would look so nice, but I have weight issues here to deal with being a short bus and all. Hardwood floors will definatly go down in my next (Bigger) bus tho, you just can't beat the looks, and as you say, easy to clean... that's always a big plus in my book.

I will however use your idea with the 1/2's tho and insulating the floor, I think that this should cut down on the noise considerably.

Thanks for your help, Pleasant journeys
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Old 07-25-2005, 09:35 PM   #12
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I just finished installing 3/4 inch OSB over a derusted, repaired, sealed and painted (one coat primer, one coat rustoleum) floor. It feels rock solid, I'm glad I didn't go thinner because of cost. It was worth the money. I plan on carpeting soon.
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:00 PM   #13
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Another Flooring Question

Hi Folks...
Been reading for a while but haven't posted. GREAT place by the way!
Recently bought a 1988 Bluebird flat nose. I forget the capacity but it was like 69 or something. It's about 40' long. Anyway, pulled the rubber and rotted plywood and need to put new stuff down. Old stuff was layed longways front to back. Seems like it would be easier to lay the new stuff across, window to window. Does it matter since the sheet metal floor is good or do I need to try and lay the ends on cross supports. Thanks...
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:37 PM   #14
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The Floor on mine is about quite thick, so it would do fine without any Ply, wouldn't really matter which way I layed it. I did however lay it window to window.. the measurment was 90 1/2" I think. Then I cut the pieces in half so I could fit them in tighter. Im gonna screw them down with stainless sheet metal screws.

So yeah... unless your floor is pop can thin... I don't think it matters which direction you lay them.
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I finally got around to pulling up the rubber matting in my bus and guess what? The "schoolbus smell" went away!

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I finally got around to pulling up the rubber matting in my bus and guess what? The "schoolbus smell" went away!

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I'm sorry to hear that, Jake. As far as I know, you cannot get "that schoolbus smell" in a can the way you can buy "that new car smell". But perhaps one day science will come to your aid, and then you can have your stinky schoolbus smell back where it belongs!
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Thanks Dan-O... I've been walking around on the sheet metal with no problem and I'm 6'4 251 lbs. Looks like the wood is going down side to side.
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