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Old 02-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #15
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If you use the wood stairnose trim, and on your outside corners, you have to be really concious of when the slide is retracted, those edges are pretty nasty on your feet and ankles. How do I know this???
And that's why I walk around with pipe insulation duct taped to my feet and ankles

Hey Ernie, what do you use to fill countersunk screws before laying vinyl?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #16
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At H D or Lowes- buy a container of Durhams' Rock Hard water putty. It is is a red/ yellow cylinder in the paint section. Usually around 8 bucks. It is a powder. Mix it up in the consistency of peanut butter- use a putty knife to cover the holes. Don't mix too much as it will ste up on ya
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Looks good so far!
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:25 AM   #18
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At H D or Lowes- buy a container of Durhams' Rock Hard water putty. It is is a red/ yellow cylinder in the paint section. Usually around 8 bucks. It is a powder. Mix it up in the consistency of peanut butter- use a putty knife to cover the holes. Don't mix too much as it will ste up on ya
Thanks ... I'm familiar with it.
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Another variation on the slide extension subject. I removed the jack knife sofa, and installed a reclining loveseat. I needed to extend the slide about 10 to 12 inches, and did not want to remove the existing carpet on the slide. Upon removing the sofa, I decided to utilize the seat belt bolts (that appear to be welded into place on my motorhome) as part of the anchor structure. I used 3/4 inch plywood and initially cut the plywood too large until I could place the loveseat into position and check clearances when reclining. After checking the position, I then marked and cut the plywood to the correct size. Here's a picture of the plywood extension. The washers and nuts are not installed on the seat belt bolts in this picture.

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The holes cut into the board accept the round rubber feet on the bottom of the recliner, allowing it to sit about 1/2 inch lower. With the holes cut as shown, the steel frame of the loveseat sits directly on the plywood.

Although Bruce Isla and others constructed a ladder type support for the frame extension, I took a simpler route because I did not want to remove the existing carpet. I ripped a landscape timber, and placed the resulting rounded edge down toward the carpet and covered the rounded edge with split plastic pipe. This provides a smooth edge for the support, which actually barely touches the floor until the slide is fully extended. Here's a picture of the support.

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I've not completed the work, as I still have to make some trim to cover the edges. Here's the almost finished project.

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The worst part of the project was finding a loveseat recliner that would fit through the 25 inch door width. This one has removable backs, and it just barely fit. I cheated and let the delivery guys get it through the door and placed on the slide extension.

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Great job on the floor extension\ I had a similar recliner in our last fiver, liked em sooo much better than a sofa

that couch looked awfully busy with that fabric
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 AM   #21
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[QUOTE=Fred Cooper;

I've not completed the work, as I still have to make some trim to cover the edges. Here's the almost finished project.


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Nice job Fred! On my Endeavor, the seat belt bolts go thru the slide floor. I forget the name for the type of bolt but they have big flat (blind) heads. In my case, I drove them down and pulled them out from the bottom, sealed the holes with expandable foam, and taped the bottom with eternabond.

My new oak flooring has arrived but so has a cold spell .... maybe next week .... sigh.
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UPDATE -NEARLY DONE!

A few touch-ups and the slide is done.

Now I need to start tearing out the rest of the old carpeting .... sigh ...
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Wow, that looks great.

Thanks for the info on how to remove the seat belt bolts.

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Thanks for the pics. I am planning to do the sam and your pictures gave me some great ideas for a better job.
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Folks- use hardwood plywood. It is smooth, has many layers- for stability, and will not make your coach smell like plywood.
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A great improvement, hope its as comfortable as it looks.
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Folks- use hardwood plywood. It is smooth, has many layers- for stability, and will not make your coach smell like plywood.
Thanks Ernie .... Excellent point ... I used 3/4 hardwood plywood .... added an insignificant $25 to the project.
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