This is all very new to me, but I have been reading much advice on here and figured it was about time I got an account myself. My fiance and I recently bought an E350 1997 ex-prison shuttle bus, to convert into our home. It is a triton V10, and thats all about I know!
We have pretty much completed demo, but Bean ( short for Jellybean
) being an ex-prison bus has had MANY challenges for us along the way.
I was hoping to get some thoughts on the flooring of the bus. We have stripped away the nasty black rubber flooring and see the one inch thick wooden floor. We see a couple of small spots that were rotted from unknown window leaks over the many years. My fiance thinks that it will ok if we simply lay everything on top of the bottom layer.
I suggested that we take off the bottom wood layer and replace it with another one inch piece to avoid any more deterioration. We thought we would give it a try but we were unsuccessful in getting the wood panels off.. it seems impossible!!
so I suppose I have two questions!
1. Is it a bad idea to leave the slightly rotted floor, cover the bad parts with some sort of spray to prevent further deteriorating and then put a new half inch floor panel on top, then proceed to do insulation?? (my fiances current plan)
2. If it seems to be a necessity to remove the semi-rotted floor.. how in the world do you do it?!
Thank you for taking time to read and respond! We greatly look forward to reading your responses