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Old 07-02-2014, 08:30 PM   #71
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If I charged $120 bucks per hour to do what I do, maybe I could either: buy a new Prevost, or price myself outta the business
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I am just lurking here trying to soak up some knowledge . I have laid miles of wood , tile and stone floors, just not in things that move with things that slide in and out.


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Old 07-02-2014, 08:50 PM   #73
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Joe, since you are an installer, the most important item to consider with things that move: observe, watch how the slide comes in and goes out. The factory created that. Unless the slide has a major failure- and with any thing that moves, it can happen, work within those parameters. I never adjust the slide. If you put a wrench on it-- its your liability
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:58 PM   #74
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Ernie that is good advice. I think the only motor home install I will likely do is my own. I operate a small cabinet shop for a living. I like reading your tips because there is no better way to learn than from someone who does


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Dan, was your installation in a home?

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Yes. I was responding to bamaboy's question.

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couple of photos of my flooring in progress and mostly finished. Hope they are attached.

Beautiful job. Did you opt for carpet on the slides instead of wood for a particular reason?
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Thanks for the comments --- Carpet on the slides seemed the easiest and most toe friendly. I chatted with Ernie and read many posts.. to do wood/LVT, etc on the slides you wind up with sharp corners and having to devise some way to trim it out. Also, the carpet on the slide hides the front edge of "level" slides when the slide is in .. when the slide is out you either have a gap or have to find a way to have a transition from the moving part to the non moving.. Anyhow, I took the easy way - carpet on the slides and LVT on the main floor.

The most difficult for me was the unskilled part -- getting that damn ceramic tile out and it's underlayment. When they build the coach it didn't have any cabinets, walls or slides. They installed the floor then the walls(bathrooms), cabinets and slides. So when you remove it, you have cut up against the existing walls. I didn't have a kick saw (they do sell a cheap one at Harbor Freight which I ordered but was on back order), so I just took a sawzall and held it close to the wall and elevated enough to cut thru the 1/2 underlayment after I had the ceramic removed.
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If I charged $120 bucks per hour to do what I do, maybe I could either: buy a new Prevost, or price myself outta the business
Why would you want a Prevost? You've got a Wanderlodge!
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You are correct, Jeff. At my age, that 43 foot monster will probably be my last coach. I just got most of the stuff done on her. Now, I need some time off so I can burn diesel. Its all good.
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Here's another update. I sent pics of the inside of my coach to a place that will lay the floor for me. He quoted me an hourly rate of $120 per (Prevost money, according to Ernie), and estimated a total of 120 hours for a grand total of $2280 estimated for labor. And only for labor, materials and such will add to the price. Let me just say again. One more time. Ok, I'm done.
So, I'm gonna do this bad boy myself. We might be walking on carpet remnants on our Maine trip, but I'm going to do it.
I couldn't work on it this past weekend, but I'll get her on Friday and work away this weekend.
I'll update again when I actually accomplish something.
Thanks for y'all's comments and encouragement.
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If your sofa bed is a fold down, you can fold it down after the removal and work it out the door in that configuration. I believe that is how they got it in there. That's how I got mine out.


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He quoted me an hourly rate of $120 per (Prevost money, according to Ernie), and estimated a total of 120 hours for a grand total of $2280 estimated for labor.
Is this that new math? $120 X 120 Hrs = $14,400
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Is this that new math? $120 X 120 Hrs = $14,400
Whoops, yup, that dang new math... 24 hours, not 120.
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Jeff- that actually would be what I would charge- but I don't get $120 per hour.
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