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Old 10-11-2012, 07:42 PM   #29
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It is very important to keep any new floor from being higher in elevation to the original material the factory installed. The new material is 3/8 inch.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #30
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Thank you, on Saturday I am removing my carpet (leaving the ceramic tile) and installing an imitation 3" wide wood looking flooring that gets glued down, I am concerned about my rollers, do you think I will have any issues ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #31
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Oops, I forgot to tell you it is 3/16 thick. I wasn't going to do my drivers front slide but after seeing the results of the floor you did I may do the slide as well.
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Ernie: I'm also concern with this and was going to measure the carpet's thickness and go a bit less (maybe 1/8") because the rollers tend to flatten the carpet a bit. Would that do it? Is it better to be short on height than having to much height? I was also planning to test the slide by placing pieces on the floor in line with the rollers before making a final decision.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:15 AM   #33
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whenever I remove the old flooring and get the area clean, clean, I put a piece of the new material in front of where the rollers go. then we bring the slide in and see what happens. usually nothing happens except maybe some trash that was on the rollers.
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Tks Earnie. Would it be safe to bring the slide in about a foot to measure the gap between the rollers and the clean floor? Do the rollers play a big part or do they just stabalize the slide when its in?
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Tyka if you look at the new Newmar Slide Spec you will see the slides will track at what ever added floor height you may add. Goes for kitchen slide also if there is one.
Scroll down the spec near end.
A rug when new roller will just follow over rug but with age the foam under it will compress and indent but roller will lift out and travel over rug.
The new floor you add is probably thinner than the rug foam combination.
The only thing I would check with Newmar is the type of roller used when ceramic tile is used they be of a rubber type.
There are also new trouble shooting specs for slide troubles in QT's 1 & 2.
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I believe that the strength is in the arms that go under the floor and the rollers are for stability.
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Tonight I removed all of the carpet on the floor (I am not doing the slide now) and found that the plywood was 3/4" below my ceramic tile in the kitchen area which is installed a plywood subfloor, because my new flooring is only 3/16" I am planning to put down a 1/2" subfloor - should I be concerned about the rollers ?

A problem I had tonight was attempting to remove the centre console that goes from the dash down to the floor, I couldn't find where it was attached so I could remove it, any suggestions ?
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Dave why add 1/2", 1/4 would be OK you only just need a smooth surface.
If you need to remove console pull out draws there maybe screws screwed into floor and some into dash face.
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If I add 1/4" plywood I will have a height difference of a 1/4" between the new floor and the ceramic tile, if I add 1/2" plywood the height difference is only 1/8".

I couldn't get the drawers out tonight, I'll try again tomorrow, thanks.
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Looks really AWESOME guys! Andi & I will prolly do something like that eventually. We have just as much carpet as y'all did. Oh, that's right, you don't know? We got one!!! Can't wait to see you again and show you ours!

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To remove drawers, there are screws in the drawer guides that are long and protrude past the walls of the cabinet. Those have to come out. Then there are screws in the base of dash- use a bright light- think there are 4.
If you don't want to deck your floor, you can purchase levellors in the thickness you need. Thats what I did for Neils' coach. They come in 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inch thickness. and they transition down to zero. They are 4' long and 12" wide. A quality flooring store should have them. You will need a flexible moulding for your ceramic to new material, as you probably have a couple of curves. T moulding would work. More on installing that later.
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Ernie: You are a wealth of information and we so appreciate your advice. As a handyman for over 50 years I've installed all types of floor coverings (in houses) and levelling is alway a pain. I can't wait to put my hands on these floor levellors you mention when I'm in the US this Winter. Can't help wonder what there made with. Thanks for the tip.
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