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Old 10-19-2012, 05:55 AM   #15
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I have been wanting to do the same to my Discovery 39S but on the driverside the slide goes down flush and I do not know what to do. Does anyone have ideas?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #16
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We removed the crpet form our coach, but left the carpet under the driver's slide. we havd friends that removed all te carpet, and they are having trouble with the slide marking, and scratching their new laminate flooring. My understanding is the slide actually rides on the carpet when it comes in or goes out. Here's a PIC of how our flooring came out. we used a simulated wood vinaly flooring.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #17
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Heated floors to replace carpet in main area

We have carpet in our main area and want to replace it with heated floors -tile or whatever. Has anyone used the heated floor system. We do have 2 vents in the floor for the furnace. Thanks for any info on it.
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I have been wanting to do the same to my Discovery 39S but on the driverside the slide goes down flush and I do not know what to do. Does anyone have ideas?
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My understanding is the slides need to keep the carpet under them. We visited a RV remodeling shop in Elkhart, IN to check on replacing carpet with laminate. They were adamant about leaving carpet under the slides.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:34 AM   #19
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My understanding is the slides need to keep the carpet under them. We visited a RV remodeling shop in Elkhart, IN to check on replacing carpet with laminate. They were adamant about leaving carpet under the slides.
I have an 05 Dolphin and I removed the carpet in the dining area and found that it had vinyl flooring under the carpet to just forward of the entry door. I but down rubber backed throw rugs when I bring the slideout in to give it somthing to slide on.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #20
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We removed the carpet in the middle and replaced it with vinyl. The slide on mine doesn't touch the floor but glides on 2 fixed wheels under the slide
Love the vinyl over the carpet .. a lot easier to clean.
I put new carpet in drive/ pass area and bedroom so its not all vinyl
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I don't know if you camp in cold or cool weather, if you do consider how cold the floor will get on your feet with vinyl. I did remove mine and and replaced it with a better grade of carpet, also replaced the TV"s with a Led 27 inch Vizio 13in in the back, has had no problems with them. wcombs34
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #22
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Our 96 had carpet, changed by previous owner to wood(vinyl?) going back to carpet in spring--seems to be reverse of the trend, but dog doesnt like walking on hardwood and carpet more comfy to me--personal preference---Vince
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I have been to Georgia and now back home in Texas and ready to help with your flooring questions. Took some time off- for once.
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We removed the crpet form our coach, but left the carpet under the driver's slide. we havd friends that removed all te carpet, and they are having trouble with the slide marking, and scratching their new laminate flooring. My understanding is the slide actually rides on the carpet when it comes in or goes out. Here's a PIC of how our flooring came out. we used a simulated wood vinaly flooring.
Boy. That wood looks good
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We just replaced or carpet and vinyl with wood laminate. We used the product CostCo carries. It has the underlayment attached. They put out a coupon ($18 off per box)for it that made it a great deal. Went in with no issues. Love it. Just camped in Yosemite and Grand Canyon. The mornings were in 20s at Grand Canyon no issues with floor tempature. Like someone else said when we pulled the carpet there was actually vinyl under it. When you camp in areas that are not full on paved rv parks carpet gets really disgusting fast.
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I removed the carpet and vinyl from our 34' rig and replaced with grouted Armstrong Crescendo (?) vinyl tile with adhesive backing. Looks just like ceramic tile with grout. The tile is only 1/8" thick, but our RV is noticeably quieter. The road noise has decreased and my on-board air-compressor, mounted in the basement by the door, is not nearly as loud in the house. A surprise benefit due to dampening the floor.
Ease of cleaning gets an A+, Looks a B+ and the additional quiet an "A".
I might do it again if just to reduce the noise, but it is a lot of work in a small space.
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Thanks for the compliment. The flooring is now 3 years old, and still looks new.
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Replaced my carpet with Congoleum Air Step Plus. Loose lay and works great. Did it mtself saving a lot of money. Used Rhino double sided extra heavy duty tape on subfloor where the slide roller tracks to keep vinyl in place.

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