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Old 09-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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Coach make, does your slide have rollers on the slide or in the floor? Or does your slide have no rollers and "floats" over the main floor? Or does it ride on the main floor without any rollers.
Does the slide make marks on the carpet.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #16
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Coach make, does your slide have rollers on the slide or in the floor? Or does your slide have no rollers and "floats" over the main floor? Or does it ride on the main floor without any rollers.
Does the slide make marks on the carpet.
2000 Winnebago Adventurer, 35U, no rollers and the only mark on carpet is where the slide stops. Just a mark like the end is resting on the carpet. No marks on carpet where side of slide runs.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #17
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you will be fine with new hard surface- your slide is, I believe, Power Gear and it works very well. It may be HWH, also.
don't forget, any hard surface is going to be less in height then the original carpet and pad
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Thanks, I believe it is HWH. I will have to take a closer look under the couch to verify exactly how it works. Too bad they put such light colored carpet in a rig you are going to camp in. And have dogs!
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:39 PM   #19
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you will be fine with new hard surface- your slide is, I believe, Power Gear and it works very well. It may be HWH, also.
don't forget, any hard surface is going to be less in height then the original carpet and pad
And, as a flooring contractor, you should know that the carpet compresses and the hard surface products vary in thickness.
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Our slide rides in on white plastic runners. We put small strips of a flat carpet in front of the runners before bringing the slide, saves marking up the Allure. There are indentions on the carpet strips from the runners, pretty sure it would have scuffed up the new floor bad. I store the flat carpet strips away during camping and put them back in place when packing up to head home.

We left about two inches of the old carpet under the slide, it seemed to 'disappear' under a metal bar, didn't know what would happen if we pulled the carpet out from the bar. We stapled that strip of carpet down and ran the Allure up to it, plus put a few staples along the edge of Allure too.
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And, as a flooring contractor, you should know that the carpet compresses and the hard surface products vary in thickness.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:06 PM   #23
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After reading all your comments we have decided to tackle this project ourselves using the Allure brand vinyl. We are going to leave the carpet on the living/dining slide and also under a built in desk on the kitchen slde side. Hubby is pretty handy and I am good at demo.
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After reading all your comments we have decided to tackle this project ourselves using the Allure brand vinyl. We are going to leave the carpet on the living/dining slide and also under a built in desk on the kitchen slde side. Hubby is pretty handy and I am good at demo.
Be sure to take pics of the progress and the finished project! Good luck.
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We had allure vinyl put down by mobile rv guys. The demolition of our ceramic tile took 2 days with a jackhammer. Then we found mold under our carpet, probably from old leaks, rig was 6 years old when we got it. Had to have servepro come out and kill the mold and then another day to vacuum everything up. All the consoles and chairs and stuff had to come out to do the job right. We got rid of all the carpet except the slide of the dining,living room, and the carpet over the diesel engine in the bedroom. It took 6 days and 4 men working all day to do this, we stayed in a small travel trailer about 50 yards away while all this was done. It came out great, but the cost was almost $8,000. It is in for about a year now, and suddenly when the slides come in it is scratching two areas in the living area, so we stained the scratches and put a couple of pieces of cardboard under the slide when we first get to our location and set up. We are fulltimers and usually stay between weeks to months at a time, currently we are in Oceanside, ca at the beach and will stay here till weather gets too cold and then we will go to palm springs to the desert area. We do not like being cold, but we love the floor, don't know why they put carpet in these rigs, looks like mud after a while. Hope I helped.
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After reading all your comments we have decided to tackle this project ourselves using the Allure brand vinyl. We are going to leave the carpet on the living/dining slide and also under a built in desk on the kitchen slde side. Hubby is pretty handy and I am good at demo.
We'd be very interested to see any photos etc., as we are thinking of doing this ourselves.
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Where do I look to see what kind of slide I have. I have a 2005 38ft allegro bus living room and bedroom slide only.

I have put down a lot of tile on floors in rental houses. I am curious why people area going to the vinyl. I have started using that in some of my bathrooms but not sure I want vinyl in my MH.
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