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Old 04-15-2016, 03:31 PM   #11
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My bus is in really great shape. Pristine even really except for a little bubble gum here and there from the school kids. I will get some photos later today. But am curious why my bus doesn't have the plywood flooring that most seem to have. What might that mean for the condition of metal floor in comparison to a bus with plywood?
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:07 PM   #12
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Well most of us had wet plywood under the rubber mats, so at least you don't have wet wood. You'll have to look at the metal floors, especially around the wheel wells, to see if there's any rust. Sounds like you should be good. Maybe you can just uncover a few of the danger areas and take a peak at the metal, unless you want to replace the whole thing. Most people say the black rubber mats stink.
Even in your area I'd think you'd be interested in some serious insulation for comfort, but then you're in a different environment than most of us here. It's all about what works for you.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:12 PM   #13
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I have a 1999 Bluebird and was surprised there was no plywood on my floor either. I guess sometime they just didn't use it.
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Easier for you if you're planning to insulate.
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like everyone said if you plan to use your skoolie year round and plan to insulate pull it now.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:28 AM   #16
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Plywood under the flooring is still an option in some states.

It has been the spe'c in OR and WA for well over 20-years. The spe'c was changed to marine grade or equivalent after a couple of the OEM's tried to use particle board. I saw one bus where the floors had "grown" so much it buckled the legs of the seats.

Tearing up the floor covering to discover how bad it is underneath is a very good idea. I have seen old buses that didn't have the plywood under the flooring where you could see every floor joist because the metal had "stretched" between each floor joist. When you looked down the aisle it looked like a roller coaster with all of the ups and downs.
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Ok. Very exciting news! I did go out and do so investigating on my floor, walls, and ceiling. Turns out that the rubber came right up with almost no effort except at the back door. Pulled up in large strips and took like 25 minutes including the prep work of removing the metal trim around edges. Awesome! And there were a couple of rusty spots, nothing serious but very glad I did it. Also removed a couple panels from wall to reveal the insulation behind..all dry and fine, just dusty, but I will go ahead and replace it with something better. Thanks so much for the advice! I am feeling pretty happy about what I discovered and my new plan of action.
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