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Old 02-15-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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Cost to Recarpet

It is time to get new carpet installed in our 2004 40' MDTS Alpine. I am looking for a ballpark price to install new carpeting. We also have several cracked tiles, so may install something different in place of the tiles.

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Old 02-15-2015, 10:16 AM   #2
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Two years ago we had a local installer do the job for us in Casa Grande AZ. Total was 1700 for the whole MH including the carpet. The problem you will run into is that few installers want to do motorhomes so when they do they charge much more. This guy did a great job and it looks like a factory install.


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Old 02-15-2015, 10:19 AM   #3
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Carpeting and pad was $1650 ($31.75/yard); we went with a Tuftex of California product (there are not a lot of high-end carpets that have the right backing to be able to wrap around the edge of the slide). Think that was 50 square yards (we had a runner made, too).

We didn't use the carpet company to do the install, however. We "hired" a retired carpet guy and fellow RVer to do the install ($800). IMO, he should make a business out of this -- there seems to be a lot of demand for RV carpet installs in the Denver area and not very many [good] options.

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Old 02-15-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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Due to the wear and that carpet seems to continually need cleaning, we are considering installing a "Pergo" type engineered wood flooring when we have to replace our carpet. Most of the places we park seem to give us problems with dirt being dragged in and the wood flooring seems like the easiest to keep clean while being tough.

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Old 02-15-2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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If you have slides be aware that Pergo will scratch fairly easily.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:47 PM   #6
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I am aware of the possibility, however I have owned this coach for over 8 years and have never seen a mark on the carpet, so as long as I do not go over the height of the carpet I don't expect to have problems.

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We got a bid from Camping World for $3,000. Did a little shopping and found an independent carpet shop that sold us the carpet we wanted for about $850 and recommended an installer who did the install for about $450. Wish we had known a little bit more about carpet quality at the time. This carpet leaves little strands even after a year. The installation is okay but only gets a C grade.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:43 PM   #8
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About 10 years ago we had our 36' Bounder re-carpeted for $1200 with a local carpet installer. When we went to pick it up, he told us he would give $50 to the next person coming in with a motor home, to go away. So, I would recommend you find an installer who's used to motor homes.
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Seen a lot of engineered wood floors and laminate floor installs on these forums. Biggest issue seems to be with finishing out the slides. some back cutting of the molding as I recall.

Can't recall the fellows name, but there is a guy with a lot of posts on here that many folks rely on for info or to have him do the work.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:19 AM   #10
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We had our 2001 mid door 36' flooring redone by Amazing Creations in OR several years ago. The results are outstanding. But some hints. We installed floating commercial heavy duty vinyl that is very different from the old days linoleum. Heavy duty, hides the dirt, looks great and is sooo easy to keep clean. Bobbi was able to install it as one piece, no seams, from the drivers pedals all the way to the very back of the coach.

This was not an easy job and took them 3 very long days to do the job. All the living room furniture - front seats, sofa, dining table and even the toilet were removed. The big issues were WRV used many many staples to attach the carpeting and it was a laborous job to get the carpeting up. But the big problem was the tile. It had to be chiseled out in some areas and then they had to put filler down and sand the floor so it would be smooth for the vinyl. A lot of sawdust which they also vacuumed and removed.

Amazing Creations lived up to their name and we have an amazing floor covering.
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We had our original tile and front carpet replaced with vinyl tile by Classic Coach Works in Lakeland, FL. which is closer to your location (AL?). The tile was laid at a 45 degree angle to establish a more expansive appearance. It's an expensive job due to labor required to remove the old tile but well worth it in our opinion.

If you opt for wood or tile be sure to get some long pieces of vinyl tile to lay under your front slide for protection. We know another owner who damaged their new tile and warned us. Our slide did not look like it would damage the tile but an "ounce of protection ....".

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