Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Day 167

Scampy's Linoleum

It is really challenging, to make Scampy's linoleum floor look top notch! This linoleum is soft and porous which makes it difficult to clean. Does not shine up to a quality finish.

Also, several moons ago, the underlayment got pierced in the area just below the toilet/shower door. That piercing produced a tear in the linoleum that is ugly.

I've been thinking of covering this existing linoleum floor with a wood grain floor tile. Whatta you think?


Wood storage box
A few days back, I bought a wood crate at Target. That crate is now located in Tránsito's front storage area. This crate allows me to buy stuff for future use. This is a great advantage for me.

I was not able to buy stuff for future use before, because there is not enough storage space inside Scampy. Using Tránsito's front storage area for grocery items make things sooooo much easier for me!

I should have bought two of these wood crates, but only bought one. Because I estimated that there was not enough room inside Tránsito. However, just yesterday, after I had sorted out Tránsito's front storage, I found that another wood crate would fit very well.

Target Store
Doing a Google search, we found that there is a Target Store in the City of Bakersfield. Which just so happens to be on our route to Apple Valley! And, Bakersfield is about 60 miles distant. We love to only travel 60 miles per day.

The order for the crate was placed online. Shopping on the net! Wow!

Don't you love it when things just fall into place like this? 😎

Little iPhone's pics

Little iPhone says: 
"A smiling tank is a happy tank!"

Little iPhone also says:
"I love tanky's smile!"

Little iPhone wondered about this sign?

Old George replied:
"Well, Little iPhone. It all depends on how the water for irrigation is used. If drip irrigation is used, not much water is wasted." 

"But if sprinkler irrigation is used, then a lot of that water is lost. And that is a waste of water!"

Rocky's Welding
The Scampy Team has made its Nite Camp near Rocky's Welding. In the morning, we have an appointment at Rocky's to reduce the length of Scampy's tongue jack.

The foot of the jack scrapes on the road when we travel over a driveway with a sharp dip. Rocky's is going to remove Scampy's tongue jack and abrasive saw off about 1" off the length in order to stop this from happening.

Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 378 feet


  1. You also might try press and stick tile. It is easy to install and comes in a lot of finishes, some of which are very glossy. If you do it right, the seams are almost invisible and it cuts with just a razor knife. Just make sure you put each piece down in the exact right place the first time because once it touches the floor, you cannot get it back up without scraping it into tiny pieces.

    1. Thank you, Grandma. 😎

      When I am out shopping flooring, I'll certainly use your advice.



    2. George

      Lowes carries a bathroom-grade water resistant underlayment plywood. It is 1/4" thick and has a very nice sanded finish. What I do is put this down using the nailing grid marked on the surface. Then I paint it with water-based polyurethane. When the poly is still tacky, I put down the self-stick tiles. I've neve had a bit of trouble with floors put down this way.


    3. Hi Joe,

      Thank you sooooo much for your heads-up about underlayment and water-based polyurethane.

      And your successful procedure [ie: When the poly is still tacky, I put down the self-stick tiles].

      Thank you sooooo much!



  2. I think I'm going to use Allure plank flooring next spring. Take a look at this:


    1. Hi Midwest,

      Now THAT is a gorgeous floor!



  3. Check out the Allure flooring that is available at Home Depot. We replaced the awful carpet in our '95 Tiffin "A" a couple of years ago. Easy to install ourself. And it has stood up really well in the extreme weather conditions here in NYS (very hot or very cold) plus our dogs' feet. Lots of other RV bloggers have used this product. One guy even talked about doing the work in the Home Depot parking lot so he could run in for supplies or some advice. Making the change should keep you busy for a couple of days! You'll need knee pads though --lol. Lynn in Kingston NY

    1. Hi Lynn,

      I believe that I am going to really enjoy replacing the original linoleum floor in my Scamp.

      Thank you sooooo much for sharing!



    2. Good idea to do it in the Home Depot parking lot!!!
      That sounds like a good George project, George!

  4. George,

    Several commenters and I agree. Allure from Home Depot is relatively inexpensive considering the small area, water impervious, installs pretty easily by clicking together, looks great and wears great too.
    You will have several cuts to make in that small space though.
    Maybe a "handy" friend could assist you and together you could make it fun and easier.

  5. Of course you'll want to be careful with any new flooring or other remodeling products that have strong adhesive odors or that off gas...those would be dangerous for Boid to inhale, especially if proper ventilation is not observed. I know you wouldn't want that!

  6. I like the vinyl woodstrips that look like a wood floor. We have that in one of our bathrooms at home. There are so many choices now you can't go wrong. I guess I would consider product weight over anything else. I'm sure it will turn out beautifully.