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Old 08-22-2015, 05:03 PM   #15
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I have found that after the slide live in with the slide I kick it toward the slide and the end up sticking.
I don't understand what you mean.
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Gary, thanks for the post. I've had to restretch my carpet three times due to the rollers on the carpet. Also, the rollers leave deep carpet impressions when the slide is out. Luckily I still have my carpet tools from when I did this for a living 30 years ago. If I can't find out how I can keep these rollers off the floor then I may have to just replace the carpet with new carpet but glue it down (without padding underneath). I surely want engineered hardwood so I might have to make a trip to American Coach before I start this project.
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We put 1/2" bamboo in our HR. Very very hard stuff. No problems with scratches. Also more expensive than laminate and more difficult (costly) to install. However, no question it will perform for the long haul.
I'm installing 1/2 inch bamboo in our 06 Revolution next week after I finally get all the tile and carpet out. Did you have to do anything special when installing bamboo rather than engineered hardwood? Also, did you bevel the edge of the strips that the driver's side slide rolls up on?
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We had the local RV repair place do the work. They have a guy there that is very talented in "restoration" type carpentry. The only comments I heard was how hard the bamboo was to cut. I don't think he did anything special for the slide. I don't see any roller marks when the slide is out. This guy did a remarkable job. The old floor was a combination of
carpet and laminate. Now, the only carpet is in the bedroom.
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My doctors waiting room was redone in bamboo, looked really bad in a few months.

hundreds of scratches apparent.

Try to test it somehow before install IMO
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Hardwood Floors

I replaced my carpet with engineered hardwood, distressed hickory, two years ago. It took me about 20 hours to complete the job. I spent more time removing staples and preparing the substrate than installing the new floor.
Initially I had minor scraping at both ends of the slide out under the rollers. A minor adjustment with aluminum shims solved the problem.
We love the outcome! Being a distressed floor makes it easy to touch up when minor damage happens.
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Although we didn't have that problem with our revolution a friend had that issue in their moho. Or at least he though he might have that problem. To at least reduce the effect, he installed the floor so the grain was with the slide direction. This way the scratches were essentially invisible or could be easily hidden. He used the same product as us. Pergo. We also installed the heat pads so the floor is always nice and warm. We left the kitchen and bathroom in tile and the rest changed to the Pergo.

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I'm ready to start the install process of a wood floor. (not the coach in my sig line) My main slide is the level type and appears to simply slide on the carpet in three areas.

I am contemplating buying a long length of rubber-backed runner carpet at HD and use that to protect the wood floor. Just roll it up and store it in the basement when not needed. I do know that I have to concern myself with the overall thickness of the floor as it seems to affect the plumb of the outside wall when the slide is retracted.
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