Well, the floor project is officially under way.
Before Chris got here, I had cleaned everything out and unbolted the chairs from their pedestals. The flooring on the left side of the screen is a test piece I laid down to see how it would look.
The first thing we did was pull the chairs and put them outside, where Mister decided he was going to spend the day camped out in one of them.
We then started going over the floor inch by inch, pulling up any of the missed staples that originally held down the carpet, and pounding out any bumps.
Chris also did a really good job getting the rest of the carpet out from under the steering wheel and cleaning that area up.
At this point I realized I must have had a brain fa . . . eh, fade. I sure seem to remember pulling up the pedestals last time to get the carpet out from under them. But it quickly became obvious that they didn’t come up. In fact I even called American Coach to be sure.
I had thought that the pedestals were held done by lag bolts into the plywood flooring. But as it turned out, they’re held down by large bolts with nuts underneath the chassis, that can’t be reached. Oh, well.
Next I started patching the bolt hole depressions with Plastic Wood. These are the bolts that hold the plywood subflooring to the chassis.
Once we got all the prep work done, we knocked off for the day. We’ll start fresh tomorrow laying down the flooring and cutting around the obstacles with a jigsaw.
With a little luck we’ll be able to finish up then.
Stay tuned. More to come.
Thought for the Day:
If everywhere you go there’s a problem, guess what?