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Old 06-22-2014, 10:02 PM   #15
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Hats off to you, DW and DS. There is something satisfying about doing the work yourself. When it is finished you know how it was done and that there will be no "shortcuts" to discover down the road.

It will be lovely when you complete it and are able to hold your arms over your head.
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?.......I'm also having trouble deciding what to do under my slides. From what I can tell, the slides ride up the carpet on a curved piece of metal. Not sure what that's going to do to my new shiny vinyl floor. ....

Run it in and out and see if it leaves scuff marks on the bare wood before you put down the vinyl.


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Old 06-23-2014, 06:42 PM   #17
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Jeff, If you want to install vinyl planks on the steel, get some Durhams floor patch. See if you can get up all the carpet strands. Put the patch over all that mess glue. Trowel it so its flat and let it dry. This will neutralize the sticky glue. You may have t add another layer of patch to smooth it out.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:31 PM   #18
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Ernie, I have the same question about what to do about the slideout. I have been told to take the woodtrim (inside)off my slide then run it out just far enough to get the carpet from under the slideout. Also to support the slideout with saw horses then run it back in but before I do that replace the gasket. Is this how you would do it? Fleetwood Storm 2001

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5 days, $500 and it was worth it. I love the Allure tiles.


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one thing to look out for

if your slide is made to slide on carpet and has no rollers installed then make sure the first time you bring in your slide it dos not cut up the new flooring and the under side of the slide

they do this alot to cut cost and find out latter why carpet was there ?
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Thanks for all the advice, y'all. In order to avoid the neighborhood HOA police, I had to bring her back to storage today. I'll go get her this weekend and get started again. Maybe my arms will quit aching by then.
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Ernie, I have the same question about what to do about the slideout. I have been told to take the woodtrim (inside)off my slide then run it out just far enough to get the carpet from under the slideout. Also to support the slideout with saw horses then run it back in but before I do that replace the gasket. Is this how you would do it? Fleetwood Storm 2001

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Absolutely Not. I never mess with how the factory installed the slide. I cut the carpet close to the slide and with a pry bar, I pry the carpet up under the slide and with channel locks, pull hard.
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Funny comment about the HOA rules! I had to do a few project at my storage faculty for the same reason and it's a real pain!


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I am not sure what others have done about the slide issue switching from carpet to a solid surface flooring. I have looked into pulling up our carpet and installing the tiles. But according to Winnebago techs they have rollers under the slide rooms that close over the tile floors so the slide doesn't scrape the floor up. I have seen other posts where the owners have placeed a carpeted wood runner under the slide edge so the slide room will not scrape the floor, the trick is to get under the slide room which is something that I don't think I would want to tackle myself so I have put my project on hold. Others have replaced the carpet without any problems but the operation of the slides may differ from one model to the other all I can tell you that Winnebago tells me its not a simple job.
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Funny comment about the HOA rules! I had to do a few project at my storage faculty for the same reason and it's a real pain!


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It was bothering the DW more than me. However, happy wife.....
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I am not sure what others have done about the slide issue switching from carpet to a solid surface flooring. I have looked into pulling up our carpet and installing the tiles. But according to Winnebago techs they have rollers under the slide rooms that close over the tile floors so the slide doesn't scrape the floor up. I have seen other posts where the owners have placeed a carpeted wood runner under the slide edge so the slide room will not scrape the floor, the trick is to get under the slide room which is something that I don't think I would want to tackle myself so I have put my project on hold. Others have replaced the carpet without any problems but the operation of the slides may differ from one model to the other all I can tell you that Winnebago tells me its not a simple job.
Yup, that's the issue I'm having to work around. The carpet slopes down a ramp that the slide rides on when being retracted. Not sure how I'm going to work that with the new floor. Maybe a PM to Ernie....
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Thanks for the updates Jeff.
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The last piece of hard surface at the edge of floor where the ramp is, I bevel that edge so as the rollers do not have an abrupt edge to go over. Remember, these rollers on the slides are just held in place with a few screws. They hate any obstruction.
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