Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-02-2016, 07:18 AM   #11
Senior Member
SeaDog's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,289
Originally Posted by George-B View Post
Does anyone know of a Vinyl Plank Flooring that specifies it can be used in RV's specifically?

TrafficMASTER Allure 6 in. x 36 in. Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring specifies
"For use indoors and in temperature controlled environments only"
I would expect the temperature range in my RV to be more like 0 degree F to 130 degree F inside the RV during storage.
The temps you list may happen, but not on the same day. temps in the RV change over a period of time and much slower then outside temps, I think you are worrying over something that is not an issue.

I put allure in my Class A and for the 10 years I took it to the black rock desert it had no problems and wears like iron.

Retired Navy
Jake my sidekick (yellow Lab)
2017 RAM 2500 CC 4X4 Cummins Diesel
2016 Flagstaff 26 FKWS
AF&AM of Idaho
SeaDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 07:57 AM   #12
Senior Member
TN_Cruise_Lite's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 137
Great job Restcure. Thanks for the pics.

2013 Salem Cruise Lite 195BH (Jena Marie)
2010 Chevy Silverado 4x4
TN_Cruise_Lite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 05:30 PM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 382
Originally Posted by TN_Cruise_Lite View Post
Great job Restcure. Thanks for the pics.
Restcure (formerly JD and Beastlet)
2012 Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2701SS > ProPride 3P 1400 > 2013 F150 FX4 SC EB LB max tow 3.73s
John, Dawn, daughter Emily and Bella the camping kitty

illegitimi non carborundum
Restcure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2016, 11:44 AM   #14
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 562
Vinyl is vinyl and it will shrink and expand with temp. changes regardless. Sheet vinyl can crack/tear in cold temps. at stress points like floor vents for ex. Sheet flooring as stapled all around the perimeter and everything is built on top of it and can't move much at all in comparison to a free-floating laminate plank floor.

One very important key to laminate flooring is providing an adequate expansion gap all around the perimeter and at places like table flanges, toilet, etc. where it can get hung up and pull apart. Use the click & lock type. Use a small baseboard material around the perimeter as needed to hide the expansion joint. Don't goop the exp. joint with silicon as one owner did.

I installed laminate plank laminate in a previous Coachmen TT 5 years ago and used a brand made from ABS. I don't know how the coefficient of thermal expansion compares to vinyl. My BIL bought the TT from us and lives in a much colder climate and reports that it has been perfectly fine for several years now. ABS is very rigid tho. and harder to cut and not sure if it's available anymore.

Three winters ago it got abnormally cold for an extended period and there were many reports of RV owners getting cracked sheet flooring. It's hard to tell what the summers and winters will be like nowadays and depending on where you are, you may want to provide for the worst case shrinkage.

Regarding the toilet, be careful about the increase in distance from underside of toilet to the flange. RV toilets use a foam gasket and it may not seal with the increased gap. Some have used an ordinary wax gasket. If you can, shim the flange up with something to maintain the same spacing. Always replace the gasket if you lift the toilet. Water leakage is not good for an RV...

Gil & Deb & Dougal the Springer Spaniel
Langley, BC
myredracer is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 PM.