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Question Durable Replacement/Cover for Included Carpet?

I'm getting ready to purchase a 15-passenger Extended High-Roof 350HD.

I would have ordered one, but I'm going to need it for work before anything I ordered would have been built. I want an EB, high roof, with SYNC3 & nav, power seats, etc...but, I plan to remove all the seats behind the 2nd row, thus making a Crew Van of sorts with seating for 5. The only van I could find with the specs I needed/wanted is from a dealer that stocks vans for limo/shuttle companies, and it has a carpeted floor. Carpet is fine up front, but I'm going to be using this van for a vending company and putting lots of heavy cases of pop and candy on it, along with dollies and handtrucks that are going to have mud and snow on their wheels a lot.

I'm wondering if there's anybody on here that might have a vinyl floor that they don't want (and/or know how complicated switching out carpet for vinyl is)...or if anybody knows where I could look to get something that would work for me.

I don't mind (in fact, I think I'd prefer) to put a liner (WeatherTech, etc.) over the carpet and keep the seats I remove wrapped and in storage so that if/when I sell the van, there's still a nice floor and like-new condition seats, but I'm open to any and all suggested solutions.

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I'm getting ready to purchase a 15-passenger Extended High-Roof 350HD.



I would have ordered one, but I'm going to need it for work before anything I ordered would have been built. I want an EB, high roof, with SYNC3 & nav, power seats, etc...but, I plan to remove all the seats behind the 2nd row, thus making a Crew Van of sorts with seating for 5. The only van I could find with the specs I needed/wanted is from a dealer that stocks vans for limo/shuttle companies, and it has a carpeted floor. Carpet is fine up front, but I'm going to be using this van for a vending company and putting lots of heavy cases of pop and candy on it, along with dollies and handtrucks that are going to have mud and snow on their wheels a lot.



I'm wondering if there's anybody on here that might have a vinyl floor that they don't want (and/or know how complicated switching out carpet for vinyl is)...or if anybody knows where I could look to get something that would work for me.



I don't mind (in fact, I think I'd prefer) to put a liner (WeatherTech, etc.) over the carpet and keep the seats I remove wrapped and in storage so that if/when I sell the van, there's still a nice floor and like-new condition seats, but I'm open to any and all suggested solutions.



HELP!


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Try construction grade plywood. Inexpensive, easy to cut, trim and replace as necessary.
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Try construction grade plywood. Inexpensive, easy to cut, trim and replace as necessary.
Can you point me to anywhere that would have the template/dimensions for cutting the plywood?

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I don't mind (in fact, I think I'd prefer) to put a liner (WeatherTech, etc.) over the carpet and keep the seats I remove wrapped and in storage so that if/when I sell the van, there's still a nice floor and like-new condition seats, but I'm open to any and all suggested solutions.!
That's what i would do, and would build a plywood floor behind the passenger area to the back.

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Can you point me to anywhere that would have the template/dimensions for cutting the plywood?
Someone pre-planning for their build recently posted something they did up like that, maybe someone can find it and provide the link.

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This isn't the one I was thinking of, but good inspiration (click for link). It includes insulation which I assume you wouldn't need in your application.

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I'm in the same boat. I just pulled the factory particle board/carpet floor on our wagon and am indecisive on which route to go. I wanted to insulate the floor and leave two seat tracks then have a vinyl floor.

Should be easy to make a floor template based off of the factory floor.
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