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Old 01-31-2018, 10:25 PM   #1
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rhino liner floor?

Okay, so i dont want to rhino line the floor of a bus. I am, however, looking at a bus that the floor was rhinolined by the school district.

is that going to screw things up if i want to lay down some flooring? i know that stuff isnt supposed to come off when properly applied with good prep, but some have had luck it seems from the google. im wondering if its flat enough that i can work with it under insulation, or if there is any other concerns im not thinking about with a rhino lined floor?

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It has a fine texture and is hard. Any rigid insulation you put on top will easily conform to it. I would think you would have fewer concerns as the biggest concern of properly prepping your floor from rust has already been taken care of by the district.
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:39 PM   #3
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It has a fine texture and is hard. Any rigid insulation you put on top will easily conform to it. I would think you would have fewer concerns as the biggest concern of properly prepping your floor from rust has already been taken care of by the district.
thats good to hear. ill wait to see if others have experience to add in, but hopefully it along the same lines. found a mid 80s international 100 miles from me that looks like it may be worth checking out
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Okay, so i dont want to rhino line the floor of a bus. I am, however, looking at a bus that the floor was rhinolined by the school district.

is that going to screw things up if i want to lay down some flooring? i know that stuff isnt supposed to come off when properly applied with good prep, but some have had luck it seems from the google. im wondering if its flat enough that i can work with it under insulation, or if there is any other concerns im not thinking about with a rhino lined floor?

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My only concern would be:
How well was the surface prepped before they rhino-ed it? We had a pickup lined when it was brand new, and because of poor prep it rusted out UNDER the liner. Couldn't tell until a floor jack wheel sunk right through it...

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My only concern would be:
How well was the surface prepped before they rhino-ed it? We had a pickup lined when it was brand new, and because of poor prep it rusted out UNDER the liner. Couldn't tell until a floor jack wheel sunk right through it...

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would banging on the floor with a hammer help tell if there was weak metal (possible rusty area) are is the thickness of the liner going to make it not possible to tell?

if i go see it ill inspect it as best as i can, and i bring my light and lay on the ground for awhile inspecting everything. Being a texas bus, im hoping rust isnt going to be a big concern

edit: also, bennystire, do you know about rims as well as tires? i believe this bus has split rims, which im hearing arent the ideal rims you want where safety is concerned. if i wanted to do normal rims, is that something difficult to do?
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Split rims are a safety concerns when putting a new tire on the rim. Driving they present problem. I will have to say if you get a flat on the road not everyone ,will work with them, and for me this is the bigger concern. I have changed many a tire on split rims and am still alive to tell about it....it really comes down to the person s knowledge, however that is getting g few and far between.

When it is time for new tires I would get 10.00 x 22.5 radial rims and tires. These will interchange with the old split rims.
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Split rims are a safety concerns when putting a new tire on the rim. Driving they present problem. I will have to say if you get a flat on the road not everyone ,will work with them, and for me this is the bigger concern. I have changed many a tire on split rims and am still alive to tell about it....it really comes down to the person s knowledge, however that is getting g few and far between.

When it is time for new tires I would get 10.00 x 22.5 radial rims and tires. These will interchange with the old split rims.
Not always... There are many factors that play into switching to tubeless. The most important is what size tube type tire is on there now? 10R22.5 may not be the conversion.

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would banging on the floor with a hammer help tell if there was weak metal (possible rusty area) are is the thickness of the liner going to make it not possible to tell?

if i go see it ill inspect it as best as i can, and i bring my light and lay on the ground for awhile inspecting everything. Being a texas bus, im hoping rust isnt going to be a big concern

edit: also, bennystire, do you know about rims as well as tires? i believe this bus has split rims, which im hearing arent the ideal rims you want where safety is concerned. if i wanted to do normal rims, is that something difficult to do?
It's not usually difficult. Need to know your current tire size.

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Usually a 10.00 x 22.5 will give a a just slightly larger diameter then a 9.00 x 20 on a split rim. I suppose my real point is there are tubeless rims available for "Dayton wheels " these are,22.5 diameter. Choose your width to match what you need.
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Usually a 10.00 x 22.5 will give a a just slightly larger diameter then a 9.00 x 20 on a split rim. I suppose my real point is there are tubeless rims available for "Dayton wheels " these are,22.5 diameter. Choose your width to match what you need.
Your point that a 22.5" tubeless wheel fits a Dayton spider that currently has a 20" tube-type is valid.
My point is that there are many factors to consider. It would do the readers of this thread a disservice to have them assume a set of 10R22.5 tires will automatically fit...

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