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Old 12-23-2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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Flush Slide out Carpet Replacement

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One of my slideouts drops down to be basically flush with the floor of the RV when the slide is out. There are 2 white rollers in the floor of the main body that the slide rolls up on when it slides in. They kind of bulge under the carpet but the carpet is flexible so it's no big deal. The non slide flooring is ceramic tile.

I want to replace the carpet with something else. Vinyl plank would be great but with this one slide out, I don't think it will work because it will have to go over those rollers and I think it will crack once it's been stepped on a few times.

Has anyone overcome this with something other than carpet? Is there a term other than "flush" for that type of slide out? Maybe I can find a good youtube video if I have the right search. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

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Waiting to see if you get any response with a suggestion. I have the same issue and the only solution I can come up with is new carpet for the slide.
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slide flooring

We aren't getting much traction here

DO you have a different name for it other than "flush slide out"?

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You have to put a sheet of plywood down on the slide to support the vinyl plank. That will then require a transition piece. Not sure what is available for vinyl. For wood floors a stairnose trim piece works well
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You have to put a sheet of plywood down on the slide to support the vinyl plank. That will then require a transition piece. Not sure what is available for vinyl. For wood floors a stairnose trim piece works well
What the OP (and myself) is looking for is a way to cover the inboard rollers that are hidden by a flap of carpet when the slide is extended. If you replace the carpet with some kind of hard flooring how do you hide the roller which is a couple of inches outside the front edge of the extended slide? I don't see how "stairnose" or any kind of trim piece could accomplish that.

TexasTom, if you've done it and have a picture, that would sure help a lot. Thanks
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You extend the overlayed plywood beyond the edge of the slide so that it goes over the roller.
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So essentially, with that plan, you no longer have a flush slide out. This is my "lounge" slide out with my sleeper sofa and my dining table. The table is fixed in a credenza (for lack of a better word) and has free standing chairs. As it is, with it flush, the chairs can have feet on and off the slide out and remain fairly level.

I'm not sure I want to have a two tiered dining setup but it may come to that or I'll just stick with a nice berber carpet with an edge sewn on.

You have to take the good with the great...
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So essentially, with that plan, you no longer have a flush slide out. This is my "lounge" slide out with my sleeper sofa and my dining table. The table is fixed in a credenza (for lack of a better word) and has free standing chairs. As it is, with it flush, the chairs can have feet on and off the slide out and remain fairly level.

I'm not sure I want to have a two tiered dining setup but it may come to that or I'll just stick with a nice berber carpet with an edge sewn on.

You have to take the good with the great...
I think that's what I'm going to do for the same reasons you stated.
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Here is how it worked out for me.
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Here is how it worked out for me.
Tom as a fellow Texan, I'd like to applaud you on a job well done! It's making me rethink my plan. My slide is a bit different. Well done Sir!
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