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View Poll Results: What is your sub-floor thickness?
1/4" 3 10.34%
3/8" 6 20.69%
1/2" 12 41.38%
5/8" 1 3.45%
>5/8" 7 24.14%
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:27 PM   #11
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So you can watch this.

You do?
Do you?

Will that improve the ventilation situation?
Water is often a vapor.

And in that artificial matrix would mold grow?

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Hi bill how did you do your floor?
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:04 PM   #12
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Hi bill how did you do your floor?
Left it OEM with a plan to paint with porch paint when the build is done. Then cut a piece of tight fitting indoor-out door carpet to fit wall to wall that I can pull out to make a ground carpet once camped.

Replace that piece when it gets wrecked.

Foam backed to deaden sound and insulate against cold when in the van.
Another piece for the storage area same plan.
Not sure about wheel arches. Might just carpet them and be done.
They will be buried behind/under the sleeping platform and bench type seats.
Cheap and effective...and beautiful.

It's nice to travel with a good broom for many reasons.

Clean van, clean campsite. sweep the carpet.
Also a cheap awning that's detachable will complete the utility idea plus a screen for the sliding door yet to be decided but you get the idea. It will evolve.

I'll be starting my finish build thread in couple of weeks...

TANK-The recycle re-purpose van.

My hope is to use a majority of OEM, recycled and re-purposed materials, cabinetry and furnishings.

This will not be a 'Love Nest' build.
I plan to go hard core 'global expedition'.
Simple, cheap and effective.

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Old 01-30-2020, 02:29 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=hein;759658]We recently completed a 1/2" thick floor CNC'd from recycled HDPE (similar to Seaboard or Starboard) for a 2019 Sprinter. We rolled out some 3M Thinsulate(TM) AU4002-5 to put under it. The floor is 4 pieces and joined with aluminum H-channel which is recessed to be flush with the top surface of the floor. It came out really nice and felt solid when walking on it. We can make more of these (grey color would be nice) or use other 1/2" thick materials for the same design.

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Are you using this as your subfloor, or does this application work to use without adding anything else?
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Old 01-30-2020, 03:11 AM   #14
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Are you using this as your subfloor, or does this application work to use without adding anything else?
This customer was planning on putting down some carpet. Not sure how he accomplished that because HDPE is not the most adhesive freindly. I am happy to followup with him if you like. We can also run the same floor out of Okoume plywood or other materials.

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This customer was planning on putting down some carpet. Not sure how he accomplished that because HDPE is not the most adhesive freindly. I am happy to followup with him if you like. We can also run the same floor out of Okoume plywood or other materials.

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I would probably be most interested in the HDPE. I wasn't aware that the HDPE was strong enough to be used over the ribbed cargo area, and without some sort of plywood material on top of it. This seems like a great/simple solution for me, as I plan on using carpet squares on top of it. Does the weight of the individual pieces make the flooring fairly manageable to put into place? What would you guess the heaviest piece pos weigh? Lastly, do you have an idea what shipping would cost to a 85034 zip? Thanks!
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