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Old 07-11-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Years ago in one of our closets in our house, we installed cedar lining -- tongue-and-groove cedar about 1/4 inch thick that we nailed up.

We're thinking about something similar in our 2011 325CK Cruiser Patriot in the bedroom closet, which stretches across the front of the fifth-wheel. Because the front wall of the closet curves to match the trailer, we would only add the cedar to side walls of the main closet behind the sliding glass doors and in the armoire-type closet next to that one. And we likely would use some sort of construction adhesive, rather than nails, to mount the cedar.

We're thinking that, in addition to making the closet and whole trailer smell like the Black Forest (at least til the aromatic oils in the cedar all evaporate) it might even help to repel any mice that wander in over the winter (a possible bonus benefit).

Questions are: Have any of you done such an installation? Were you happy with it? What method did you use to install the cedar?


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Old 07-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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I like this idea. Have no real input but would imagine there is a good liguid nails product. That would be a permanant instalation so no going back. There are flexible wood products available but probably not true cedar. I hope you get a lot of replys. I am curious and would definately consider this mod. Good luck.
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We had a Lance over the cab truck camper with cedar on the floor of the closet. It was nice and not enough to be over powering.

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Old 07-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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Assuming you would remove the carpet first, you could use construction adhesive or a finish nailer with t-nails, there is plywood underneath, probably 5/8 inch thick. However there are several concerns. The plywood is attached to the steel frame with special hardened nails and as there is some flex in the frame, the plywood moves as well. Also, the front wall of the closet is not attached to the closet floor in any way, in fact you probably can slip you fingers down between the carpeted floor and the front wall to verify. Anyway, neither method is likely to keep the cedar firmly attached or provide a tight seal against the wall. If you can get cedar strips a full 8ft wide and/or T&G, you may install them like laminate flooring, i.e. floating and secure them with moldings at the sides only.
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