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Old 10-24-2019, 07:46 PM   #1
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1996 Damon Daybreak - Flooring Questions and More "Stuff"

We are almost done removing the 23-year-old carpet from our Daybreak and will be shopping for flooring directly. The plan is to install locking (and glued down) vinyl plank, but there are areas where it's not practical: cab, raised shower/bathroom sink area, and stairs. My thought was to buy enough neutral carpet to do those areas. Other than driving time, the cab will see little traffic (except for the curious cat), and the stairs can collect outside dirt when coming back in. My goal is to reduce vacuuming time as much as possible. The stairs are a small area and can be redone easily. Just FYI, I bought a Dremel multi-knife for our vibrating tool and it cut the carpet removal time by about 75% from the utility knife DH was using before.

The old carpet smelled horrible (we just bought this rig in 2019 and have only had it at home for a couple of months). The plywood is in good condition but needs to be deodorized. Does anyone have a magic potion to remove the "old" smell?? I'm trying to convince DH that he needs to remove the plywood covers on the dinette seats and cut out that carpet flooring too. I want every thread of it gone!

Next up for him is to repair the delam, and for me to put up blinds instead of the roller shades, get some new curtains, and reupholster the dinette cushions and sofa. Oh yeah, countertop, dinette table, bathroom sink counter, and bedroom pullout shelf are getting new laminate. Has anyone ever removed the stove in one of these jewels?
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:03 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:13 AM   #3
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Progress is very slow because there are hundreds and hundreds of staples holding that carpet, but all the main areas are 99% down to plywood. I'll get some destruction photos to add to the history.

We're going to pick out flooring and backsplash this weekend. The blinds are due in next week. The flooring will likely have to be ordered, but with luck, it will get here by the time DH starts vacation in a couple of weeks. He should be done ripping and tearing by then! The delam repair materials will hit about the same time. November will be busy!

I made my contribution by replacing the stove knobs and vacuuming, and researching a new streaming provider to replace PSVue😂 Mostly what I do is spend hours sourcing whatever DH asks for/needs.
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Although it's hard to tell, we started out with GripStrip (TrafficMaster), which was a nightmare. Every speck of dust contaminated the adhesive strip and DH was fuming. Returned 5 of 6 boxes and got some click lock vinyl plank. Color is almost the same, and a lot more got done after I took photos and went inside to get dinner ready. No more fuming DH. The section shown is under the sofa and the wiring will be enclosed in a wood box-type whatever-my-DH-builds. More to come once we get past this, and then it's onward to countertop, dinette, bathroom sink, and bedroom laminate.

We haven't settled on how to cover the engine cover hump in the cab, and if anyone can point me at some good insulating/sound proofing material, it would save me a lot of time!

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Can anyone tell me where to find the model number for the Atwood Wedgewood stove in a 1996 Damon Daybreak 3130? It's nowhere I would have thought it would be
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The new flooring is almost done and I love it; carpet in cab except for doghouse that remains to be covered (looking for best heat/noise proofing), locking vinyl
plank in rest of motorhome except bathroom, vents repainted, still need to paint the molding and install it, paint the new wiring/plumbing cover boxes along the walls (see last photo), and get the vinyl in the bathroom. Just wanted to update where my husband is with this update to our old "new to us" Daybreak. Once flooring is done, it's on to new formica and backsplash. DH returns to work Monday, so progress will be spotty for a while. He wanted to go camping over Thanksgiving but we won't be done enough, so I suggested we spend the long weekend in the rig for a staycation trial run. Temps are dropping so we'll need to bring the Buddy heater along.
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Ordered a roll of sound/heat barrier and waiting for it to come in so we can finish up the doghouse area. In the meantime, got the water heater working after ECO and thermostat replacement. Measured the cab curtain track and can't wait to replace them!
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Can anyone tell me where to find the model number for the Atwood Wedgewood stove in a 1996 Damon Daybreak 3130? It's nowhere I would have thought it would be
All the ranges have the model number in the same place. I won't be able to look for a few days. I am not in the same location as the RV. I think it was either inside the range oven door or under the burner hood range top near the gas valve. I will check on mine when I get back home.
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All the ranges have the model number in the same place. I won't be able to look for a few days. I am not in the same location as the RV. I think it was either inside the range oven door or under the burner hood range top near the gas valve. I will check on mine when I get back home.
Thank you. I checked the sides (inside) of the oven door - nothing there. That's where I expected it to be🤔
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