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Old 08-15-2014, 11:11 PM   #127
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Our first project will be to take out the flooring the previous owners installed and repair the carpet under the slide. With out the carpet under the slide it has scratched the floor as well as the floor is coming up in several places.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:29 AM   #128
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It took me and an equally skilled buddy 5.5 days to do our entire coach, including the slides and the bedroom. Not a simple chore!
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:00 PM   #129
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Days of hard work. Don't rush the project- think things thru, especially on how your slides react to the new flooring
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:37 PM   #130
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AUPOP,

When I did my floor and stair way, I looked at a number of different products. Finally decided on Roppe stair nose. Since I hade used the Roppe stair tread - it matched perfectly. It's easy to work with and very durable.

Rubber Stair Nosing by RoppeŽ
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:51 PM   #131
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Started the removal of the existing tile and carpet today. First, I took up the tiles around the perimeter since I plan to use them as templates for cutting the new pieces. Winnebago apparently used self stick tile when the coach was built, so the tiles came up fairly easily (some of the adhesive has stuck to the plywood subfloor, which I do not plan to remove. The new Armstrong tile goes down on their S-288 trowel applied adhesive, which should still bond to the plywood substrate, even though there is some residual adhesive already there).

Getting the carpet and pad up was more challenging. Carpet on the plywood was stapled, which was not too much trouble, except for the part that was under the dinette. After lots of pulling and tugging, I managed to get it all up. Tomorrow, I'll finish the carpet removal that's glued down to the metal plate sub flooring in the driver cockpit area. I found that ACETONE works well dissolving the existing adhesive enough so it can be scraped off with a putty knife. Messy, but the ACETONE breaks the bond to the metal making the scraping easy.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:15 PM   #132
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A multipurpose tool will help also. Winnebago needs to be shot using that adhesive. my professional opinion only.
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A multipurpose tool will help also. Winnebago needs to be shot using that adhesive. my professional opinion only.

I'll volunteer to be a member of the firing squad.
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Ernie. how about evenly coated in their own adhesive, feathered, and given a can of acetone to clean themselves up. Haaaa !


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I can't understand, from an installers point of view, why Winnebago uses so much of that adhesive. It must be in a liquid form and then it cures to the mess that we have witnessed.
I use contact cement. I use the kind that is flammable as the no flammable stuff takes forever to dry. Brush it or roll it- very minimal- works perfectly
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AUPOP,

When I did my floor and stair way, I looked at a number of different products. Finally decided on Roppe stair nose. Since I hade used the Roppe stair tread - it matched perfectly. It's easy to work with and very durable.

Rubber Stair Nosing by RoppeŽ
Thanks Hugh, I think thats what I'll do
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Well, I've gotten almost all the carpet up. Still trying to get the last of the glue and carpet fibers in the driver cockpit area cleared, but my problem now is the slide. I extended the slide all the way out and pulled up all the carpet and staples I could reach. Then I pulled the slide in to see what kind of marks it made on the plywood subfloor. When I went to extend it out, it went smoothly until I got to the last 6 inches (+/-). At that point it got bound up at the floor level, tilted downward, and apparently got hung up on something. I pushed it out a little more and it freed itself after hearing a disturbing snapping sound and came to rest in the proper position. I figure the cause must be because the subfloor level is now lower that what was there before (i.e., the carpet), so my plan today is to extend the slide one more time, place some 7/32" hardboard where the carpet was, and see if that helps. One problem with that, however, is that when I place the hardboard down against the aluminum "bar" and try to retract the slide, the slide pushes the hardboard out.

Any suggestions?

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Use a couple of small screws to temporarily attach it to the floor. Should keep it from moving. The screw holes left would be covered by your new floor later.


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Hello All,

Last summer I removed the carpet and tile from my '02 Adventurer. I installed Allure. Removing the carpet from under the drivers side slide was not a big problem. As far as having the metal bar marking the floor I glued a strip of the old carpeting onto it. We lived on the motorhome for 5 months, retracted and extended the slide many times and the Allure still looks like new. One thing I did not do was remove the carpet from the metal. There is a procedure for getting under the slide that worked well for me. Do not try to move the slides out farther if you have hydraulic slides. There are adjustment locks on the cylinders. The part of the floor that is under where the slide rides is glued down, the rest is floating. If anyone has questions I would be happy to try and help.
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Ralph,

Where can I get the procedure for getting under the slide. I presume this is how you were able to glue the carpet 'runner' under the metal leading edge. I think your use of carpet for the application is probably the best thing because it would tend to sweep away any grit that might be on your Allure rather than grinding it into it. Does the carpet runner prevent the slide floor from completely leveling out when extended?
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