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Old 03-24-2014, 06:18 PM   #21
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My inlaws had a cork floor in the kitchen of their home, and we wondered if it would be a suitable flooring material for our Escape. Now we know.

It seems soft to walk on, and has very good insulating qualities.
And, it looks fantastic too.
I would do it again in a trailer in a heartbeat.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:26 PM   #22
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Hmm. I wonder if we got the cork material to Escape whether it could be included in our build. It won't hurt to ask when we get down to finalizing our build list. I hope we can have a look at your floor at the Osooyos rally, Jim.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:31 PM   #23
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Not sure Reace would do it, as it is a bit more labour intensive than vinyl, but you could always ask. The suppliers link that I used is somewhere out your way. And, I would be more than glad to show it to anyone at the Rally. Quite a few last year came by to have a look at it too.

Easy enough to do afterward too if needed.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:42 PM   #24
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And here's the link to Jim's craftsmanship.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:19 PM   #25
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And, it looks fantastic too.
I would do it again in a trailer in a heartbeat.
Glad to hear that Jim, love your floor and would love you to put the same in our 5.0 but guess I should wait until you retire and have more time but then you'll likely be out camping most of the time Also like your beverages exactly like my preferences - beer, red wine, scotch and dark rum!
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:28 AM   #26
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The best option was solar. Love it. We have been back to the factory once to have the front storage box added, which has made a world od difference. We are contemplating another stop at the factory to have the closet turned into drawers, and have raised exterior lights added. I would not get the TV antenna added in hindsight, as we never use it. We also rarely use AC, but twice we REALLY needed it, and were glad we had it.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:43 AM   #27
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And, it looks fantastic too.
I would do it again in a trailer in a heartbeat.
Jim, how hard was it to remove the existing vinyl floor?
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #28
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Jim, how hard was it to remove the existing vinyl floor?
Very easy, once I removed all the trims, table, screen door etc, the vinyl took less than 5 minutes to remove. As mentioned in the thread baglo linked to, I did do a bit of leveling on the subfloor afterwards, before I glued down the cork.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:10 PM   #29
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My favorite escape option depends on the day. I always like the storage box, but in the cool spring camping, I like the double windows and extra insulation.

But no doubt that my favorite after market accessory is the Umbra flip wall mount hooks. We had ETI mount them, and use them very day. I forget whose idea it was originally, but several trailers made in early 2012 had them.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:12 AM   #30
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But no doubt that my favorite after market accessory is the Umbra flip wall mount hooks. We had ETI mount them, and use them very day. I forget whose idea it was originally, but several trailers made in early 2012 had them.
Those are nice! Where did you have them mounted and was the wall reinforced to do so? Any pictures?
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