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Old 11-19-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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Bedroom Carpet Removal

Hello All,

Just wondering how many of you have replaced your bedroom carpet? We are wanting to do so due to a past leak but we are wondering about whether or not to take the cabinets out or not. We have a cabinet in the back next to the closet, the carpet goes underneath and there was some dampness there but not sure how to even begin to take that part out. Any thoughts would be so much appreciated!!
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Carrie: When they replaced our bedroom carpeting, they removed a couple wood trim pieces and the track and doors for the closet (which nestles in the rear cap). They were able to remove enough (all?) of the legacy carpeting in this manner, and re-install the new stuff. None of the cabinets (nor the bed) were removed.

It's a good idea to remove and replace the padding at the same time.

Yep, I agree with Ernie: They used a lot of blades in the process!

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Old 11-19-2015, 10:01 PM   #4
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I repaired a rear cap leak but it had done its damage while the original owner thought it was from a few spots on the roof were he had backed under a low limb (he had to patch on the roof radius but missed the actual problem).

I am anal with this stuff so I ripped everything out, cabinets and all. As stated lots of razor knife refills (or a good banana knife and a file for frequent sharpening). The builders put everything on top of the carpet (or whatever flooring you have), it's under cabinets, it's everywhere. Those cabinets are stapled and glued just like everything else in these RVs. If you want to reinstall, take pictures as they come apart. Mine is done except for the cabinets. I'm reusing the faux marble tops but having a local Amish cabinetmaker build me two decent replacements for the bases.

There was minor damage to the bottom of the walls, a few inches up on each side on the inside of the coach running a few feet forward, so I cut evenly across on both sides but other than the wallpaper the luan was still stuck like crazy. Applied new luan to the walls but went much higher than I had to as I wanted to remove the headboard which resembled a brothel fixture.

To reinstall, I used liquid nails, an air stapler and injected low VOC epoxy resin in between (prior to completing the new luan), just to make myself happy that it was all sealed. Lots of staples to pull from the wood below the carpet too. If yours is a pusher, the air box is probably part of one of the cabinets, you can see the cutout in the pictures. Any questions PM me.


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I just finished doing this.

Removing the carpeting is a lot easier that it seems it ought to be. Just run a utility knife as close to the walls and cabinets as you can and angle it a bit underneath if you can. Then start at a corner or edge and pull it up, being careful of the staples.Try to remove the carpet in ine piece so you can use it as a rough pattern to cut the new carpet. After the removal take a pair of pliers and pull out any staplers that might be left and use the pliers to gram tufts of the carpet and pull them out as well. You can install the new carpet by bending under about a 1/2" and then stapling it close to the edges Use a pneumatic stapler with narrow crown staples.
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Thanks guys for the replies, will be taking out the carpet in a few weeks. Did you guys change your carpet from under your cabinets or did you just go around the outside of the cabinets?

Boy, owning a motorhome can sure be a deal. We love it though!!!

Thanks, Carrie Ann
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I just changed the carpet that showed. Whatever is left under things and not ever seen is clean and in good shape and nobody is going to be seeing it anyway. It's also a tad cheaper if you don't have to buy a bigger piece.

They did it the way they did because it was fast and easy, Put the floor together, staple on the carpet and pad install everything on top. The walls are done the same way. The wallpaper is laminated onto the sheets that make up the inside walls. It'a not regular wallpaper applied with regular wallpaper paste in a regular manner, which also creates issues when trying to remove it, but it can be done as well. It take a long time to get it off.
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Applied new luan to the walls but went much higher than I had to as I wanted to remove the headboard which resembled a brothel fixture.
I want to replace our headboard too. What was the finished headboard made off. Only question is how did you know it resembled a brothel fixture.
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He knew that bc brothel headboards10101324019558285 seem to be standard on RVs! 😀


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OK OK, I'll admit it, I have seen the inside of those places due to my previous line of work LOL!!

Seriously though, if you look at my second picture you will notice the carpet has taken the place of the brothel board up to the base of the mirror. The mattress sits nicely against. And it is now easy to clean the entire room.
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