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Old 03-29-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Wood flooring

I know the topic has been beaten to death but I'd like to remove the carpet in my National and put in wood flooring, with the type of main slide I have what would you recommend so that it does not get scratched by the slide? I'd like to hear from others who have our type of coach and model who have done it.

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Old 03-29-2014, 05:35 PM   #2
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best procedure: tear out your old carpet, pad, and staples, clean it- then let's see how much clearance you have
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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Here are pictures of our Laminate project. It's been three years now and no problems. But we do have a shallow slide with the kitchen in the slide so there are rollers instead of skid plates.

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=ae67f...057%211681&v=3


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Old 03-30-2014, 08:09 AM   #4
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If you put wood or laminate in with a slide that uses skids, like mine and my friend Joe, you'll probably regret it. You'll end up with scratches and you can damage the slide if you add too much thickness.
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If you keep new material, probably no thicker then 1/2 inch, you should be fine. All coaches, even like models, are different
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Like Dan said if your MH is using the black ABS plastic skids you may have a problem if you go wood/laminate under where the slide moves in and out. I don't think the LTC used the plastic skids. Mine is not the LTC. Easy way to check is move your slide about half way out and look under the slide from inside the MH. If you have them there is still a way to use wood/laminate by leaving or installing new carpet where the slide moves in and out. I did this, too bad I didn't do it before I ended up breaking a skid and the slide motor. BTW, the slide motor was a hair over a grand. Expensive lesson.
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that is why I slope the final wood piece where the slide ramps up->
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I'm fairly certain the LTCs used rollers and not skids. Slope that first piece that the rollers come in contact with. Skids will not work well with laminate or wood.
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We did Pergo laminate. Used an aluminum tile moulding on the edge of the slide. The transition for the rollers to leave the steel ramp plates was accomplished with a moulding, held down with stainless countersunk screws. We place a clear plastic runner down before bringing in the slide.
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Somewhere on this site are pictures of some one that put in bamboo flooring. Looks very nice. Thinking of replacing the carpet also but uncertain of what type of flooring to put in. Will be watching this thread. Best of luck with your project.
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you mean this?
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We did Bamboo Allure in our Pop Up.

Pictures here.
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We did Bamboo Allure in our Pop Up.

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Nice floor and nice work.
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Nice floor and nice work.

It looked even better after I installed the floor molding I made.


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