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Old 04-14-2015, 12:00 AM   #1
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Flooring replacement

I have an 02 Winnebago Adventurer with original carpet and vinly floors. I want to replace all with vinyl hardwood look. I amconcerned about working around the slides as they ride on the carpet. I am a pretty competent DIYer but am not sure about working around the slides.. any input is appreciated.
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What type of slideout mechanism is your slideout? Pictures will be helpful.
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I replaced the carpeting in my 2002 Windsor, I have a LR & BR slide on the drivers side, raised floor type. I replaced with the thinnest laminate floating floor that I could find.

Since the floor is suppose to float while installing in the LR, when I got to the center area I put a large amount of Gorilla Glue right in the center and then weighted it down so it didn't raise the floor while curing. This keeps the floor centered. Around the edges I cut the laminate for a tight fit so I didn't have to have any trim. At the transition to the tile area in the kitchen I made a very thin trim piece and stained it the same color. The Kitchen slide runs across the top of this trim piece with little clearance. In the front I lifted up the driver and passenger side consoles and the bump out for the dash (radio and heat/Ac controls) and was able to get the laminate underneath. Around the front steps I was able to use the existing metal trim, the laminate slide right in where the carpeting was, this gave a great finished look. I did not remove the front captain chairs and just worked around them, added a piece of thin trim around the base to finish this off.

Did about the same thin in the BR, I did not take the bed a part, I cut the carpeting as far back as I could reach and then put the laminate just under the bed and then added a thin trim piece to finish it off. I did have to had a piece of trim under 1 cabinet where there was a gap after putting in the last piece of laminate, hardly noticeable under the toe kick.

My floor has been in for going on 6 years and still looks good. Considering my wife uses the coach for dog shows, currently traveling with 2 larges and 9 small dogs, I think the flooring has held up well.
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I have an 02 Winnebago Adventurer with original carpet and vinly floors. I want to replace all with vinyl hardwood look. I amconcerned about working around the slides as they ride on the carpet. I am a pretty competent DIYer but am not sure about working around the slides.. any input is appreciated.
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It Can be done the carpet and pad are usually higher than the thin hard surface flooring.
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They are raised slides. The bedroom slide holds both the bed and the closet. the LR slide has the sofa on it.
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Just now finishing up putting 3/8" eng. hardwood in my Dutch Star. In the picture you can see how Newmar has a ramp that the rollers come up on, I just beveled the wood enough to get the wood under the metal ramp plate and no problems with the slide coming in. You just need to look at how your slide works. Before I started gluing the wood down I didcut some 3/8" plywood and screwed them down in front of the five rollers and brought the slide in and out to make sure everything worked.

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Also, Ernie Ekberg who is a member here on IRV2, has a Yahoo site that shows pictures of many RVs he has done. I found several Dutch Stars on his site with lots of pictures, I learned a lot. I've got new floor vents on order and my coach is done. I not a carpenter and have never worked in any building trade, but if you can take your time and do your research it is a doable DYI project.


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