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Old 12-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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If your slide needs a makeover

You can do this:
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Looks real nice! What product did you use?
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:38 AM   #3
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handscraped hickory- 3/8 inch engineered
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
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It is beautiful Ernie. How did you handle the rollers or slides underneath? Also the trim piece on the seam and is there a gasket of some kind.

Wow you really got me thinking I have a project coming up this summer.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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Mark, can you elaborate - trim piece on seam?
I make sure there are rollers- not skids. If you have a coach that has skids- they will mess up your new floors. Some slides have roller fastened to the floor. Some coaches have no rollers and all that weight is on the arms underneath. Some slides have rollers on the slide. This coach- Allegro has rollers in both areas. You can see the rollers when slide is out by looking under slide, outside and pull down the rubber flap/seal. And you can also see all the debris that accumulates right there, also
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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In your original post you stated "you can do this". You lied... at least in my case. I don't believe I could ever get anything I do look as good as what you did. And that compound complex cut for the edge molding is to die for. I'd probably go through 1000 feet of the molding before I ever got a cut to fit that well. GOOD JOB!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #7
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Pete- all this stuff doesn't come naturally for me. I have had to practice and practice. Oh- and go thru 1000 feet of material.
The whole issue of a slide is that they are not entirely flat, level, square and whatever other description you can put on them. Thats why most of them have carpet.
The biggest caveat on the trim- it sticks in when you walk with the slide closed. But, I have had folks put a pillow on it so they won't bruise their ankles
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Very, very nice craftsmanship. You are to be complimented.
I am in the design stage with my build and have eliminated all carpeting for either a simulated stone composite, tile or similiar as it is much easier to keep clean. The DW is a cleanliness nut and likes to use only area carpeting rugs as apposed to attached carpeting.
I'm curious. Do you know who manufactured your slide/components for your RV ?
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The coach is an Allegro bus and the slides were furnished by Power Gear
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Ernie can you give me more info on the product you are using such as Manufacturer and where it can be purchased? Is this waterproof like the Allure Ultra Slidelock?
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This material is 5 inch wide, 3/8 inch engineered hickory. It is a "handscraped" style and is manufactured by Bruce, which is an Armstrong company. Since I'm not a proponent of Home Depot, I have no knowledge of your Allure material.
I have, however, immersed a piece of engineered wood in a bucket of water for a week. The structural integrity was intact. No issues with delamination, warping. I did observe that the plywood back had a slight migration of a color change, which did not affect the surface.
Bruce is made in- can you believe it-? USA!
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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These photos are supposed to be an education tool of what you can do if you think out of the box. Lots of folks say- it can't be done. I say- why not try.
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Ernie, I guess what I am asking is about the transition between the floor and slide where you have a trim piece. Carpet hide where the two meet in our MH so they fit snug. Your photos have a nice piece of trim joining them.
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The slide you see is elevated. On "flat floor" slides, the carpet with the bound edge hides the edge of the main floor. I tried to install wood on a flat floor slide, but there was not much support for the T moulding trim to adhere without falling off. Thus- while the looks of a "virtual" flat for is appealing, a stair nose trim, that is supported with plywood under it- is better serving. You live and learn from this process.
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