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Old 04-07-2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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probably a silly question

I'm not that familiar with 5th wheels. So I'm going to ask a question that all of you folks might already know from experience.

I've been looking at lots of pics of the interiors. It seems like in every pic of the kitchen/living room there is a carpet edging around the perimeter of the room. Even in one's that have laminate or vinyl. It seems so odd to me that there is 6 inches of carpet in front of the stove and fridge while the rest of the kitchen is vinyl or laminate. Is there a reason for this?

Just curious as you do not see this in class A's but I've seen it in toy haulers also.

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Old 04-07-2015, 02:33 PM   #2
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I think some manufacturers may put carpet on the side where there is a flush-floor slide because the slide may scratch wood/tile as it lowers in the last few inches of travel. However, the slide on the kitchen side is usually not flush. Ours isn't, and it has no carpet in the kitchen area of the slide.

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My understanding is that the flush floor slides need carpet to start the slide on as it comes in. That without carpet to start on as it comes in it would scratch the floor.

My current 5th wheel only has carpet in the slides and a strip of carpet in front of the slide. The carpet strip helps the slide up and over the uncarpeted floor without scratching it.
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Thanks so much. That answers it. I'd have to look at the pics again to be sure but I think the 5rs I was looking at had slides where the kitchen is too so now that makes perfect sense.
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They are not all like that. While both of my flush floor slides have carpet, the main floor is just vinyl from wall to wall and from the entrance door to the very back of the fiver.
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