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Old 02-04-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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laminate flooring with slide

I have a 2000 34lsi prowler with a slide out iwant to insatall laminate flooring can i do it with that slide

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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Tonye101, At the top of the page, there is a search box. Check irv2 box then search. Should get you all the info needed- Good luck

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
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The thing you need to find out is, does your slide have rollers or glides. Slides with rollers seem to work fine but some folks have had scratching with the glides. It may be a little tough to determine since you probably can't get the info from Fleetwood, I'm not sure of there status for info, we own a outright orphan and couldn't gat any help from National at all so I just looked and found rollers. We haven't had any scratching on our laminate flooring.

Here is a link to the pictures of our project.


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Old 02-05-2011, 09:04 AM   #5
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Allure product from HD is thinner than many laminate products and pretty easy DIY install - very popular among RVers. I don't recall reading any thread where people had issues with slides with Allure. Worth a quick search.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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I am in the process of researching this myself.

I think I am going to go with this waterproof vinyl flooring. It looks like real wood and is very easy to install. Most important it is very, very thin and should not effect my slide. I will let you know how mine works out and if I have any slide issues.'

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ms5thwheel and tonye101,

Also look at Home Depot. Allure seems to be similar to this product; it has adhesive strips. Allure Ultra is a more expensive product that clicks and locks, no adhesive.

HD stocks only a couple of the Allure Ultra line, but there are some versions of it that look rough sawn. We opted for the clear cherry version (not rough sawn), which is available in the stores.

I am glad that we are using the version without the adhesive. In our environment, it would be hard to keep the adhesive strips clean. There is a lot more fitting to be done in our FW than in the example rectangular room shown in the video so there is a lot more cutting and trial and error.

Regardless of what vinyl product you choose, I think you will be happier with the vinyl plank than with hardwood in the long run.

I second Dick's comment about the rollers. Some people do not have issues with slides that don't have rollers and non-carpet flooring. We were not so lucky, but found out the hard way. Test your slide over the bare plywood floor BEFORE putting down your flooring, or get some cheap vinyl sheet flooring and tack it down and test over that or you may have a serious "uh, oh!" moment.

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Thank you Liz. Appreciate all your advice. I will check out Home Depot as well.
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I can answer the question. DO NOT DO IT! Mine is all marked up and scratched from the slide rollers. I have light colored maple laminate.
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Do you think if I laid down a heavy rubber backed carpet infront of the slide before I pull it in each time, it will save the floor?
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Read somewhere that one person had cut thin strips of plywood (maybe luan) and laid them down to run slides in/out. don't recall if rollers or glides
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Howdy Dick,
Even tho you're not 'my' Dickie Berry, you done a fair to middlin' job, son!!!
Heck, I may claim you after all.. Man you surely do sweat a lot!! One thing about it Merrilee, you're agonna hafta mop up a lot of drool that soaked into the old carpet!! That is one GREAT JOB !! MINE'S NEXT!! Ain't sittin' on that little stob uncomfortable???

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Smile Replacing carpet floor with laminate or vynl?

Hi, We are very new to RVing and I am really enjoying all your comments/advice from long time RVers. We have a 1997 37 foot Fleetwood Discovery and we just came back from a 2 month trip of 5600 miles with no troubles. The carpet is light tan and has numerous stains and I would like to replace it. (We are not novices to DIY, we just put oak and teak hardwood floors into our 2000 foot home outselves.) I have questions about what you use at the edge of the steps going out of the RV, what do you do about the carpet that is on the slide and in the dinnette area?? Just leave the two places or put laminate or vynl there. I would appreciate any help from your long-time RVers. Thanks so much!
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:36 AM   #14
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My Significant Other and I recently replaced all the carpet and vinyl in our FW with Allure Ultra vinyl plank. We replaced it in the slide, too. There are photos in this thread:

1998 Alumascape FW project

I know that there are several motorhome owners who have done floor work and I've seen photos of the steps but didn't pay attention because we don't have steps. I hope some of them will see your question. If not, you can search for "Allure" and I think you'll find some of them.


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