The Ferrigno Family's 1975 GMC Glenbrook

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tmsnyder

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Looking good, that bad floor spot would be under the dinette if it's going back in. Those are just lag bolted in. What seats are going back in there?

I think the spot where you have the pvc protecting the threads is for mounting a seat belt. It looks like they used the steel spacer to be able to torque the seat belt properly without crushing the floor.
 
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Looking good, that bad floor spot would be under the dinette if it's going back in. Those are just lag bolted in. What seats are going back in there?

I think the spot where you have the pvc protecting the threads is for mounting a seat belt. It looks like they used the steel spacer to be able to torque the seat belt properly without crushing the floor.
That's what I figured on both accounts. I didn't want to lose the original mounting points since we're going to go back to the original floor plan. I bought all of @David Guilbault 's old furniture. We're going to reupholster them and install. I really appreciate the original layout, as well as the steel-framed mechanisms they used to put it all together. The only thing we're missing is the table itself.
 

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Since we laid the floor down in one continuous piece, I've been vacillating about how to mount the seats when the time comes. It's a floating floor, so it isn't supposed to be "pinned down" so to speak. Since this particular LVP is chock-full of glass fiber, maybe it won't feel the need to expand/contract very much (especially since it has such a generous temperature rating). All the same, I think I'd like to leave it free to move.

I don't want to cut out the flooring completely around all the furniture--it wouldn't leave a nice clean look when accessing the storage spaces. Cleaning would be more difficult too. For this reason, I've been considering mounting all the seats/bunks on top of spacers. I could use a hole saw to cut a circular relief hole in the flooring that's concentric with the mounting hole. If this hole was 1/4" bigger than some circular spacer (like a stack of fender washers or something else) than the LVP would have a 1/8" gap all the way around. I'll have to double-check that these relief cuts will stay hidden under the furniture, of course.

Has anyone handled floating floor expansion gaps around furniture differently without cutting it out completely?
 

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If you need measurements, I just put flooring in mine and measured the locations of all the seat lag bolt holes before puttying them with wood filler.
 

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I know I showed the Suzuki toad earlier, and had mentioned wanting to get a Fiat. I ended up getting one anyway. The winning bid was just $1588 with 17k on the clock, though it needed a little fixing up. I spent a few nights this evening setting it up for tow-bar usage as well. I also bought a tow bar. I got the super fancy Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain--these retail on eTrailer for $1020, but I lucked out and scored one off Facebook for $100. We're heading out camping with Thor (our 1993 motorhome) here in a few minutes, so we get to try out having a toad with us. I think it'll be pretty convenient. Those Fiats were made to tow too. No steering lock on it, and no concerns with the transmission. Only 2300 lbs too.
 

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