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Old 09-04-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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Replacing carpet under slide

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Has anyone replaced the carpet under the slide? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:13 PM   #2
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did you ever get your answers elsewhere?

Are you referring to the carpet on the floor that the slide comes out over?
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I owned a Rexall Roseair and removed the carpet and put in hardwood engineered wood floor. On the slide I slid it out all but a couple inches and used a floor jack externally to lift the slide and blocked it so it would not fall.
The hard part was removing the staples under the slide but it was doable. I glued the wood flooring to the sub floor and all worked well

On my 06 Revolution I changed the carpet. Same deal on the right slide and the left slide (flush floor) had an eight inch metal tapered nose screwed to the slide. After pulling the carpet from the slide, I unbolted the metal extension and the entire floor including the rollers was accessible. Bolted the extension back on, glued the carpet on and another perfect job.
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did you ever get your answers elsewhere?

Are you referring to the carpet on the floor that the slide comes out over?
Yes It is under the slide Thanks Don
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:04 AM   #6
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Here is a link to our floor project

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=AE67F...211680&o=OneUp

I used these to remove the staples under the slide.
16" Long Reach Pliers Set

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Okay I see you did a great job. My question is how did you manage to get the new floor under the front of the slide after you removed the old carpet with 16 inch pliers
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To do that I extended the slide out to the max and then brought it back in a few inches. On mine when you do that the front lip of the slide comes up enough to get the flooring or carpet under it.
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Here is a link to our floor project

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=AE67F...211680&o=OneUp

I used these to remove the staples under the slide.
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Wow nice work!
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Here is a link to our floor project

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=AE67F...211680&o=OneUp

I used these to remove the staples under the slide.
16" Long Reach Pliers Set

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Wow! Love the tile! You did a beautiful job... Absolutely gorgeous!
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To do that I extended the slide out to the max and then brought it back in a few inches. On mine when you do that the front lip of the slide comes up enough to get the flooring or carpet under it.


Thanks I will try that just seems not near enough room even to remove the staples is your a Sea Breeze as well.
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Here is a link to our floor project

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=AE67F...211680&o=OneUp

I used these to remove the staples under the slide.
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Great job! What tile did you use?
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Here is a link to our floor project

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=AE67F...211680&o=OneUp

I used these to remove the staples under the slide.
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WOW Dick, Your coach looks beautiful NICE JOB

How long did that take you??
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Sorry guys I've been distracted by my Kidney Dr. of late.

It took two full days of touch labor to install the flooring after buying the flooring and letting it acclimate to the environment. The worst part of the job was removing all the staples and the wood flooring in the kitchen (it was heavily glued down). The "J" sofa and captains chairs also needed to be removed for access to the front edge. Oh, and it was a hot, hot time of year, so it was sweltering work.

We used DuPont brand Laminate that we found at the Home Depot, and the total cost was around $750. The specific model of flooring we used is no longer for sale but the selection is still pretty good. It's important to buy the kind with the underlayment already attached so you don't have to mess with that in the relatively small spaces. As you can see in the pictures the panels were almost 3 1/2 ft. long and over a foot wide.

My RV's slide isn't like Joe's: His fits flush with the floor when extended, mine stays at the same level throughout the transition. So it was better for me to fully extend the slide and expose as much floor as possible. Then I assembled the first row (plus one or two cut pieces for the kitchen niche) and slid it under the slide as a unit as far as it would go (out of sight anyway). Once that was fit in place, the job went very much like the ads show.

Sorry I can't recommend a specific Laminate. If I were to do it one more time the search phase would be a do-over because they're always coming up with some new model. Of course we all get expert assistance from the DW on these matters anyway. For example, we later bought some Pergo XP laminate that the DW found in a close-out at the Pergo Factory Outlet (Welcome to Pergo Factory Outlet) for the house - fantastic stuff, but a close-out on that specific color/model. It also had the underlayment attached, so it's worth a look there for possibilities.

The flooring in the RV has worked out very well for us. We have dogs and it makes cleanup a lot easier. Also we noticed the throw rugs stay in place much better than they did on the carpet.

I'd do it again for sure, but I'd pick a cooler day to do it.

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