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Old 04-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #15
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I understand how you are doing the slide edge, but how are you doing the ends of the slide? I have done four coachs, but left the carpet in the slide part. On every coach at the ends of the slides there was a gap and the floor (not slide) had an angle iron strip that was higher than the floor. The carpet flap always covered this and the gap, but how are you doing it with wood? Could you post pictures of that?
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If anyone is interested, you can use the flooring the same way you use carpeting to do the sides. Also, I prime red the wallpaper, and then painted over it. Its not like S&B wallpaper, it will hold up to paint, very well.

Many of you speak about the slide leaving dents in the flooring, but when I did mine I discovered that the rollers on the slide were actually mounted on the floor of the motorhome, and the slide actually moves on top of that. Something to check before you start flooring.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #17
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I add plywood to the slide and extend it to just cover the main floor edge
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #18
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Now that looks really nice, very professional!
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #19
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Great job on the flooring...

My slide drops down when open to a flat position to the main floor. How do you allow for that if you are doing both the slide and main floor? How would the edges look where they meet or when the slide is in?
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When the slide comes in- before it touches the main floor- look under it with a good light. There- unless it has rollers and is elevated a few inches when retracted, you will see a metal piece that will impact the main floor. I use a piece of luxury vinyl planks- that material is super slick. I use a pry bar, elevate the slide- just enough to insert the plank- which is 1/8 inch thick, under that edge. Do both ends. Operate the slide, noting that the slide will impact the new material and will slide the new material inboard. Ok- let it do that. Then extend the slide- the loose material will move. Note, also, the slide may come in and then raise- common. The piece of plank, then may move.- Leave it alone, as the slide, when being extended will dip down and drag that piece with it. More later- gotta eat. Hope this helps.
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I extended the bamboo over the metal edge by about 1.5 inches and this means the outside chairs do not fall off the 5/8" edge when the slide is extended and you are eating. I returned the corner so the detail is the same as the long edge. I will post more pix.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #22
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wish the bamboo in my RV looked that good

but i can say it well live though a RV fire mine was 3/4 thick soon some sanding and stain and hope after that it looks good like yours
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Ernie that floor looks nice, I hope to see the finish bamboo floor.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:26 PM   #24
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Finished the floor and moved the MH to ourdealer for a redo of the bulb seal on the full wall slide, no charge as it failed in under a year.
Photo of the Romex that was being damaged every time the slide moved because it was about three feet too long, did not move but the extra length caused it to be hit by the slide, changed it to an armored cable so no amount of rubbing will fray the sheath. If you have a Fleetwood I suggest you check the hidden cables as the workmanship is lame at best.
MH is much quieter with the new Floor when driving compared to the old carpet and composite floor. The glue was $185 for 4 gallons and quiet was it's claim and it does work.
Photo shows the misplaced vacuum cleaner hose where the slide wall cut through because it was installed improperly, not sure how much work it will be to move it a bit so it clears the wall. Actually cut through, I filled it with silicone for now. Scary to look in the hidden spaces on a Motorhome, that said I suggest you look as you will be shocked and you might find something that is dangerous.
Happy with the outcome but it is a lot of work.
I have quite a few photos of the innards of the hidden areas so if you need to see something let me know, maybe I have the shot. Alan
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If anyone is interested, you can use the flooring the same way you use carpeting to do the sides. Also, I prime red the wallpaper, and then painted over it. Its not like S&B wallpaper, it will hold up to paint, very well.

Many of you speak about the slide leaving dents in the flooring, but when I did mine I discovered that the rollers on the slide were actually mounted on the floor of the motorhome, and the slide actually moves on top of that. Something to check before you start flooring.
That depends on the RV/slide manufacturer, on Newmars the rollers are on the slides and do roll up and over the flooring.
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Ernie that floor looks nice, I hope to see the finish bamboo floor.
Ernie is a flooring contractor so it should look "professional".
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Ernie's floor and Alan's bamboo floor are not related, not sure how the thread got mixed but Alan is definitely not a professional flooring person, but the floor looks great IMHO. Alan
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