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Old 04-01-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
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I was at Costco today and ....

They had Diamond Plate vinyl (I think) flooring in the tool section. It's made for the garage. It measured 7.5'x17' and costs about $170 with tax. That's around $1.33/s.f. Do you think that would be good for the front part of the bus? It looks pretty durable.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:25 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if gm uses a simular product in all thier trucks or not, but I have now seen a vinyl or rubber (I really can't tell what material) diamond plate floor covering in two different k5500 models. It seems pretty tuff to me and thet also have padding underneath it..
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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I saw something similar at Sam's the other day and thought about putting it in the very front for an area easy to sweep the incoming sand out. It was fairly thick without extra padding and the diamond pattern was raised quite a bit. I can't remember the price but that sounds about right. I'll most likely use that or the truck matting. Whichever one I can get the best deal on. Carpeting is definately out for me. I may have a rug but there is too much sand. Vinyl or rubber flooring is the way I will go. It has to be pretty tough to last through vehicles driving on it. I figure it'll last longer than my bus.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:37 PM   #4
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Hmmm... Might that material give us the foot traction we
need on this steep and slippery ramp?
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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that bus is beautiful! There's gonna be a lot of jealous toy hauler folks when that thing is finished.
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Thanks! Millicent is coming along. I'm kind'a proud of the ramp material -- one big
solid sheet of more-than-1/8" aluminum -- which was FREE! But it sure is slippery.

As for the alleged beauty, the jury will resume deliberations after the silly thing
gets painted. There seems to be some concern about her brainy forehead.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:07 PM   #7
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Check your local Costco, wherever that might me in Clear Lake. If they don't have it, they do in Modesto just off 99. I think it would help out on that ramp.
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that bus is beautiful! There's gonna be a lot of jealous toy hauler folks when that thing is finished.
all sorts of adjectives come to mind when I look at millicent. beautiful ain't among them. but, it is a work in progress. who knows, someday, beautiful might fit.
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... There seems to be some concern about her brainy forehead.
that ain't no forehead. It's a fivehead.
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A Costco in Clearlake??? Burger King and Bank of America LEFT Clearlake!

Word is, a local body shop has it in the office, so I'll find it on my travels, now that
I know it exists.
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