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Old 03-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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moving the slide out to re-floor

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I have 1999 Rexhall Rose Air with one slide out. I want to install vinyl snap n click flooring and my main concern is getting under the slide with the new material. I read another post where the interior trim around the slide can be removed which will allow the slide to extend another 2". Is there any chance the slide can extend to far and come off the rams? Any feed back would be appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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When I did our floor I just lifted the slide a little with a crow bar and a block of wood. I was then able to slide the new flooring under it with no problems.
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By removing the interior fascia trim and backer, if need be, the room may be extended farther if, there are not limit stops set for this point. The room will not fall off and tilting it out to lift the slide out floor off the main floor is a good option. If you have carpet on the main floor that the slid out glides across, you may not be able to install a wood floor without the slide out marring it. It all depends on the design. We need to know what slide out system you have in the coach to help you make the right decision.
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By removing the interior fascia trim and backer, if need be, the room may be extended farther if, there are not limit stops set for this point. The room will not fall off and tilting it out to lift the slide out floor off the main floor is a good option. If you have carpet on the main floor that the slid out glides across, you may not be able to install a wood floor without the slide out marring it. It all depends on the design. We need to know what slide out system you have in the coach to help you make the right decision.
The slide has two rams one at each end (hydrolic system) with teflon guides and i believe teflon that runs across the floor. The slide rises a little bit when it comes in and when fully extended there is not enough space to slide a vinyl hook knife underneath. the flooring that I want to install Linkwerks vinyl plank flooring and I believe it is 1/8" thick and does require an underlayment. Not sure if this the info that you need and thanks for the input!
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The bottom of the slide out floor "shoe" (the nylon skid that slides on the carpet) will have to be changed; covered in a felt/carpet material, to then slide on the hard surface flooring.
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Wow, I have read til I"m blue in the face here about replacing old carpet and vinyl with some type of laminate. Horror stories and success stories. CJCole had a great write up. My 98 Chieftain has a living room slide that covers kitchen and couch, vinyl area and carpet area. The slide is hydraulic and has carpet covered boards under it that slide across the surfaces. I found 1/4 inch laminate planks at HD, not vinyl laminate, but like Pergo except cheaper. I took a plank home and set it on the kitchen Vinyl. This would simulate the same height as if I took the vinyl up and installed the backer, maybe thinner. It is inconceivable to me how the slide is going to get up and over this, or even if I got the plank under the slide, how it would not damage it...What am I missing here? It just doesnt seem to physically fit?
On the section of slide that moves over the existing carpet, it seems that it might work.
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Is the "stock" vinyl flooring in the coach glued down just around the edges?
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