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Old 06-17-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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Tear in linoleum flooring

I own a Rockwood 2304DS. On our last trip out some of the grandkids track some gravel into the travel trailer. I tried to sweep it out but I guess I missed some. When we brought the dining room slide in it caught some of the gravel and drug it across the floor and it tore a small hole in the linoleum. The hole is about the size of a 50 Cent peace. I can put the piece down because it didn't tear completely out but of course it won't stay down. I went to Home Depot and Lowe's but was unable to find any linoleum repair products. I can push it back down and it looks OK and I was wondering if just super gluing it down would be enough? Does anyone have any ideas on how to repair the tear in the linoleum other than superglue.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:47 AM   #2
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I had a rip in mine from the dinette falling while someone was sleeping on it. I took it to the dealer and they were able to fix it so it is hardly noticeable. I'm not sure exactly how they did, but I think the used a heat gun.
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Epoxy to set it. Heat gun to warm the area to set it smoother. Super glue to fill in the surface cracks afterwards.
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I had a rip in mine from the dinette falling while someone was sleeping on it. I took it to the dealer and they were able to fix it so it is hardly noticeable. I'm not sure exactly how they did, but I think the used a heat gun.


Thanks. I just got the trailer in February so maybe the dealer will fix it for me.
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Epoxy to set it. Heat gun to warm the area to set it smoother. Super glue to fill in the surface cracks afterwards.


Thanks for the info. If the dealer won't help me I will try those steps. Thanks again.
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I just repaired a tear in mine with superglue last week. You can't even notice where it was. Put super glue down then rubbed the bottom of bottle over it until superglue dried.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:49 PM   #7
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I own a Rockwood 2304DS. On our last trip out some of the grandkids track some gravel into the travel trailer. I tried to sweep it out but I guess I missed some. When we brought the dining room slide in it caught some of the gravel and drug it across the floor and it tore a small hole in the linoleum. The hole is about the size of a 50 Cent peace. I can put the piece down because it didn't tear completely out but of course it won't stay down. I went to Home Depot and Lowe's but was unable to find any linoleum repair products. I can push it back down and it looks OK and I was wondering if just super gluing it down would be enough? Does anyone have any ideas on how to repair the tear in the linoleum other than superglue.
I had a rip in my floor from the dog jumping off the stairs and his nail ripped it. I re-glued it with super glue then went and got some seem sealer to put on the edge, you can't see it. Another way is to cut out a square from your basement and cut out the same in your floor, glue that down and then still use a seem sealer around the patch....Hope that helps, these floors are super thin linoleum, anything will rip them...
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:46 PM   #8
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Had same torn floor

I had the same thing happen to the floor in my 2304S but it was caused by the slideout bolts loose and the dealer fixed it under warranty, He could not find a match for the linoleum, so he had a professional that laid linoleum take a piece out of the storage compartment and patch the floor. Then he covered the entire storage compartment floor with a similar piece from Lowes. It just took some trim to cover the edges. I doubt that it was a big job for somebody that works with linoleum.
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I got the Lippert slide out Slickers, ground off the tabs and nubs and put one under each end of the slideout, No more problems. Th 2304S does not have height adjustments and mine rides lower on the right side.Do not load heavy items such as canned goods in the right drawer under the dinette.
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Although they have not manufactured Linoleum in many years,,, DP is pretty close,,, do not use to much heat the Vinyl will shrink and no longer fill the opening,,, it would help to have a small roller,,, if you can not find any seam sealer you could use Clear Nail polish !
Super Glue may also work,,, as long as it does not turn Yellow !!!
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Our new fifth wheel had three tiny gouges (about the size of a pencil eraser or smaller) that is being addressed this week by the dealer. They've got a punch-list of things for us and they said they call out a linoleum company that does repairs in RV floors for them.

All the above sound like good solutions, but as a last resort you might consider checking with a local floor installation company for ideas.
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Our new fifth wheel had three tiny gouges (about the size of a pencil eraser or smaller) that is being addressed this week by the dealer. They've got a punch-list of things for us and they said they call out a linoleum company that does repairs in RV floors for them.

All the above sound like good solutions, but as a last resort you might consider checking with a local floor installation company for ideas.
About the only thing a Floorcovering repair guy would do is use the proper Seam Sealer,,, you would hope ??? You can maybe find a place to buy Seam Sealer but it will be more than you could use in a lifetime !!!
Maybe even the Big Box stores sell it these days ??? Back in the day when I installed floorcoverings each Vinyl manufacture had there own seam sealer,,, so we had to carry 3 or 4 different seam sealers !!!
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Being a licensed general contractor on commercial buildings this happens from time to time. The professional floor layers use MEK to repair minor damage. The MEK actually "melts" the edges and fuses them back together. Unfortunately MEK is hard to find in small quantities and is quite toxic.
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Being a licensed general contractor on commercial buildings this happens from time to time. The professional floor layers use MEK to repair minor damage. The MEK actually "melts" the edges and fuses them back together. Unfortunately MEK is hard to find in small quantities and is quite toxic.
I think I would be very careful where I used MEK,,, it may work well on a Commercial Grade Vinyl,,, but without testing it first I would not use it on the vinyl used in RVs - Mobile Homes & even in many houses these days ???
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