Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-24-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
TexasTom's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: DFW
Posts: 955
New flooring impact on resale

Time for the old carpet to go and put down some new flooring.

Have a class A gas so marble, granite tile etc. is not a smart option because of weight.

Been looking at a lot of the units that have come out over the past few years and it seems no one is building them with wood floors. Even the high end coaches.

I'm planning on putting in engineered wood, but will that hurt resale value? Should I do the LVT instead?
__________________

__________________
TexasTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-24-2014, 02:03 PM   #2
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,266
Tom, I'm not sure about that. The wood looks nice, but not everyone likes it. I would think it would be harder to maintain also, but not sure.

We chose to go with the LVT. That gave us a wide choice of colors. It is very easy to maintain and I don't think it would add nearly as much weight.

I really don't believe it would affect the price one way or the other. JMHO


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
__________________

__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 02:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: FL
Posts: 1,314
I don't think it will affect value just as long as it looks like a professional job.
__________________
--2005 F350 Superduty Crewcab, 6.0, 4wd, short bed, 3.73 gears
--2016 Montana 3711FL, 40'
--SOLD 2014 Wildcat 327CK, 38'
ralphie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Grey Ghost I's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 587
This past spring when I was looking at used coaches, A lot of them had new wood flooring installed by the dealer. DW and I liked them.
__________________
Jerry and Barbara,
2005 Nat Sea Breeze 1321
2010 Honda CR-V toad
Grey Ghost I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 04:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ernie Ekberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Weatherford, Tx 76086 USA
Posts: 1,498
Send a message via AIM to Ernie Ekberg Send a message via Yahoo to Ernie Ekberg
Quality engineered wood, from a full service retail store, has many layers of aluminum oxide on the surface. This material makes clean up easy.
Any material, whatever you choose, will scratch at some point in time. Wood can be stained to cover the scratches. I have engineered maple in our coach and, yup, I scratched it.
__________________
Ernie Ekberg, Prevost Liberty XL Classic
Ernie Ekberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 04:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
dennis45's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC
Posts: 6,452
IMHO if you are doing it for the sake of resale, don't. You will not get your money back.
If you do choose to go ahead, use good grade material and have it done by a qualified installer unless you have the skills yourself.
Doing a half-a$&@ed job will do more harm than if you had left it alone.

My 2 cents worth.
__________________
Dennis & Carol
2003, 4006, 41' DutchStar, Spartan, ISC 8.3L W/BanksPower - 2013 Honda CRV, BlueOx Baseplate, Aventa Bar & Patriot Brake. And the 04 Bird, Sunshine Car.
dennis45 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,217
There are a number of dealers that brag about replacing carpet with wood or engineered wood laminate floors in every unit they sell. I don't think it will reduce value of the RV, but I also am not sure you'll get enough more to cover the expense. You might check into a professional carpet cleaning service and leave it at that for sale.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 05:14 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Papa_Jim's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba,Canada
Posts: 2,638
Quote:
Originally Posted by ralphie View Post
I don't think it will affect value just as long as it looks like a professional job.
I agree.

When we bought our coach, the carpet was awful and the ceramic tile had cracks. We also found that in our part of the world the ceramic tile was really cold on the feet.

We replaced the ceramic tile and carpet with vinyl flooring six years ago. We put new carpet in the bedroom, and today we wish we had put vinyl flooring throughout.

Anyway. I'm not trying to make a statement about what kind of flooring to use. I think that's mostly an issue of personal preference. The point I'm trying to make is that because we did a very professional job with the installation, to this day, anybody visiting us comments on the beautiful floor!

Jim
__________________
Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS
2014 Ram 1500 4X4 Eco Diesel
Canada, eh?
Papa_Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 06:12 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,778
New flooring impact on resale

We had sheet vinyl installed replacing carpet in the living, kitchen, hallway and bath. Leaving existing carpeting in the main slide and bedroom. Came out very nice. Looks original if you didn't know.

Paid about $300 in material and another $300.00 in labor.

Best thing we have done to the Motorhome.
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 08:35 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Rusty years's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 529
The new coaches have tile to look pretty but they're heavy, cold & hard. We wanted wood but the slide wouldn't clear and settled on laminate planks. Carpet is the worst unless you don't have pets and remove shoes before entering.
__________________
Follow us at: http://joelandesta.blogspot.com/
2006 HR Endeavor 40'...2002 Corvette
2011 Forest River 20' Cargo Trailer
Rusty years is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 12:45 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
jtermini30's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Henrico, VA
Posts: 421
You may not impact the overall price of your coach resale, however, it may show better than others on the market of similar year and quality. Just like S&B homes which people do a light make over and it sells quicker than others in the market.


2009 Fleetwood Expedition 38F
2013 Scion XB toad

Sent from my iPhone using iRV2 - RV Forum
__________________
Good things come to those that wait.
jtermini30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 06:57 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Clayobx's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Willow Lakes RV & Golf Resort, FL
Posts: 3,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtermini30 View Post
You may not impact the overall price of your coach resale, however, it may show better than others on the market of similar year and quality. Just like S&B homes which people do a light make over and it sells quicker than others in the market.


2009 Fleetwood Expedition 38F
2013 Scion XB toad

Sent from my iPhone using iRV2 - RV Forum
agree totally. You'll not recoup your money invested in the flooring. However, your rig will sell faster than one without the makeover. Just my 2 cents.
__________________
Clay & Pebble.. Miss Butter our sweet Goldie (Jan. 2005-Jan. 2015) Sissy our Border Collie
2012 Providence 42 M. Spartan Chassis, 450 ISL
Ford Edge toad, RM All Terrane, TST TPMS, SMI Air Force One, RVM95....
Clayobx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 10:00 PM   #13
11B
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 18
We had ceramic tile put in ours by a profeessional tile man that new his stuff, he even went as far as to do the steps and risers. That was four years ago and it still looks great and none of the tiles has ever cracked. I must admitt though it does get cold in the winter but we have a hydro hot heating unit that warms it up pronto. To be honest with you I don't know for sure but I don't think it added that much weight over carpet and padding. We paid 1300.00 for the job and I tore out the carpet and pad. We have carpated slide and never a scratch.
__________________
2007 Gulf Stream Friendship
11B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2014, 10:29 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,416
Our carpet is still in good shape but has a few spots where the color has bleached out. How does having the carpet professionally recolored work out?
__________________

__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sale



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DYI experiences - Carpet to Laminate Flooring customfab Country Coach Owners Forum 4 08-10-2014 10:45 AM
Impact of 2015's on late model year owners? Zak Newmar Owner's Forum 7 05-27-2014 04:01 PM
New flooring hardwood for Revolution - documenting process akeyzoo Class A Motorhome Discussions 106 04-20-2014 07:51 PM
New flooring yet again Rusty years Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 02-11-2014 07:34 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.