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Old 01-23-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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"standard" plywood under rubber floor?

I was playing with the Silver Snail this afternoon and realized that there is no wood under the rubber floor. I seem to recall that nearly everyone, in fact everyone except TigerCub, having plywood beneath the rubber floor. I'm wondering how common a metal to rubber floor really has been? Is it a regional thing? Different specs for different regions of the country? For reference, my bus came from Ohio. It was built by BlueBird East, versus West (Iowa). Thanks...I'm just morbidly curious.

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Old 01-23-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
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Re: "standard" plywood under rubber floor?

From what I've seen on the new bus sites plywood on the floor is a factory installed option and not standard equipment.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:18 AM   #3
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Re: "standard" plywood under rubber floor?

Your better off not having it. You would probably just be tearing it up anyway. Saves you some work on the deconstruction process.
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