Great Effort! Great Results!Thank You! At work, so pics later, but it looks FANTASTIC in there now. 85% finished.I take it that your "Carriage Bolt" idea wasn't going to work. That did seam ideal to get the head below the surface of the decking.Carriage bolt idea worked great! Pulled out hex bolts, put in carriageand tightened down until crush sank the head. Any thought about adding a 3rd captain seat where your barrel chair used to be? Or maybe a wall cabinet there like some PCs opted for?No, for our use the floor space will be the best. We have (2) 65 Qt coolers. As far as the flooring goes.....my wife would kill me if I picked it out without her. Ditto! Mrs V and I went to choose flooring. Ended up with 'Sterling Oak' that looks VERY realistic. I could see myself one day ripping up the carpet and installing a laminate floor. But our carpet and vinyl is still looking great. Laminate or real wood is many years away.Pics when I get home, but the carpet in ours was smelly and stained. Evidence of the step leak as I showed before, and water intrusion from the slide. The plywood floor was *spotless* however. That super waterproof plywood is the Real Deal.
Well done there, Volkemon ! Appreciate all the pictures !How are you fastening the flooring down ?
Yes, Phoenix uses marine plywood for the main deck. At least they did back in 2006/2007, assumed they still do today.
Front floor fixes....Mrs V and I are NOT carpet fans, and wish to get rid of the last carpet in the front of the camper. I am looking into the Full front rubber mat as seen in ryder trucks, etc that use this ford chassis. ONLY thing I have found is the replacement part from Ford, $550. Junkyard finds will probably be chewed up with holes, etc. so a New item is in order. Any suggestions beyond the Ford part?
If you decide to do the front cab area be aware that heat in that area from the engine and exhaust is a concern. I recommend you leave the existing carpeting in place to serve as insulation and put a rubber mat over it.
We have the full floor Ford rubber mat over the carpet and I worry about moisture under the mat, held in by the carpet, and rusting the cab floor. I don't know if that would happen but I hope to someday take out the seats, remove the mat, and tear out the carpet (I hate carpet.) My original thought was to have a bare floor and get it spray sealed like they do in truck beds. Someone suggested I check with an installer and see if they'd give me a deal if I brought the rig in when they were doing other jobs as they could use the excess goop in our cab. I haven't checked that out yet.