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Old 11-12-2007, 05:49 PM   #15
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Jeff,

I just completed the carpet removal and vinyl plank installation in my 2001 Endeavor.

I installed Mannington Adura vinyl plank. I have approximately $650 in materials and did all the work myself. The flooring is glued down and is very hard to tell from real wood. The vinyl plank flooring is very tough and water resistant. All the local flooring stores were asking around $4.20 per square foot but I found it on internet for $2.92 plus shipping. Since I have tile in the kitchen area that is 3/4" above the wood sub floor a transition peace was required and it worked out very well.

Laminate flooring is sensitive to water and normally is a floating floor.

On my Endeavor the way the slide out is designed, I lay a rubber backed throw rug down on the the floor about 6 inches away from the slide out and bring the slide out in onto the rug. The rug with the rubber side down will not slide on the floor and with the rug side up it allows the slide to come in with out touching the flooring.

I have a link to some pictures of the completed job.

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Old 11-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #16
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Jerry;
very nice job!

I like alot.

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Old 11-12-2007, 07:05 PM   #17
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It looks like you did a very nice job!! How hard was it to get the carpet out?

Has anyone removed real tile or the fake tile and replaced that with laminate? Ron at Monaco told me that the fake tile is glued down to the sub floor and usually requires some sub-floor replacement due to the damage caused by the removal process. Can anyone confirm or deny this on our late model coaches?
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:11 PM   #18
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The carpet was not that hard to get out after I got the seats, side cabinets etc. out. There was a bunch of staples to pull out.

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Old 11-14-2007, 08:13 PM   #19
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This note is to Our Time regarding scratches to the floor from the slides. We have a tile floor and had a similar problem, our dealer provided plastic glides (rubber strips on back) We place them on the floor at each end of the slide and close the slide which rides up onto the glide. No marks! When the slide is out we pick up the glides and put them away - check with your Monaco dealer.
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Thanks for the tip. Our local dealer has no interest in tackling our problem with the floor and scratches. We are headed to Florida this winter and have a appointment at the factory service center to address the problem. Your suggestion sounds like a viable solution.

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Replaced the living area carpet last year with laminate, did it myself for about $600. Been in over a year and has held up well. We use two pieces of carpet at each end of slide when taking it in or out and it has worked find, no scratches.
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Jerry Smith...
It looks great! You did a nice installation job! Thanks for sharing the photos and information!



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has anyone had their floor replaced when damaged and had insurance replace it.
I am making a claim now for water damage on my floor.
Just wondering how insurance company handled the estimate for replacing the floor. it is a wood floor that was effected.
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