Carpet in camper, great or growing?
Mollyspop, The carpet is installed using contact adhesive and staples around the wall. Just grab a corner with a pair of pliers or gloved hands, and pull it up. Pulling it at an angle like you were rolling the carpet up works best. Use the pliers to pull out any staples that are left sticking up, and replace with new carpet if you want, but best to fix the leak (which you almost certainly have) and/or put in something other than carpet. We used Cork glue down squares (WE Cork Floor) which is very moisture resistant, sound damping, soft underfoot and gives some thermal insulation.
My guess is that the water came into your camper through the slides, either because the slide toppers ponded and then dumped inside when the slide was closed, or the wind drove water in. Best to check the wall of the slide for damage. Water can get in around the windows, run down the inside of the wall, and then sneak out onto the floor. Hopefully it hasn't rotted the floor yet.
Check the (many) threads in the forum about water leaks. Unfortunately, they are common and come from many sources.
Attached is a picture of our RV with a section of rotted floor removed, as well as the inside of the adjacent wall (where the water came from). Our main leak was actually up at the roof where the top joined the sidewall and where the rivets had not penetrated through when installed, so they were expanded into nothing. We bought the unit ten years old, so the damage was extensive by the time we found it and diagnosed the leak correctly (it had been "repaired" with silicone caulking and other ineffective measures several times previous to our purchase). Do a good job, fix stuff as you find it, and enjoy teh fruits of the labor.
We have 3 dogs and 2 boys, and carpet wasn't a fit with our style of Travel, so the cork was a great choice. after ripping out the smelly carpet, we glued and staples 1/4" Luan and then glued the cork over that, so the level of the cork would match up with the ceramic tile that was already in the kitchen area. We ripped out the tile at the front of the RV and put cork there, and on the slide outs and in the step well (Ours is Class A), but the methods are the same. Much easier to clean, and if water does get in, it just mops up and it can't really get into the chipboard (OSB) sub floor ever again (I hope)...
2002 HR Endeavor 40' 2003 Tdi wagon toad, 3 dogs
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