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Old 12-21-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question Wood Floors

Need input with respect to installing hardwood floors in our 5th wheel. Have a 2007 40RLQSL Travel Supreme. It has carpet which we want to remove and install new hardwood floors. I have seen this done where the carpet was removed leaving a 6" strip of carpet in front of the slides outs. Then the hardwood floors installed between the remaining slide out carpets strip.

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Ernie Ekberg .. on this forum is your resident expert on this issue. He does awesome work, -- don't think there is anyone better, and he is willing to give advice to fellow RVers.
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I installed vinyl plank flooring throughout my rv. It looks pretty good to me.
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Ernie Ekberg .. on this forum is your resident expert on this issue. He does awesome work, -- don't think there is anyone better, and he is willing to give advice to fellow RVers.
Thanks for the info, How does one contact Mr. Ernie Edberg?

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I had a motorhome with bamboo hardwood flooring when i bought it. Previous owner nailed all the edges and the floor would not float. It buckled from a little moisture. The boards were laid from side to side instead of front to rear which looks better in the picture Latross posted above. I pulled all the edge staples out then shaved a couple edges off to ease the tightness and that caused buckling to stop. Was good after that. I liked it alot better than carpet.
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We installed high quality laminate in our 5th wheel. We chose a product that already had a moisture barrier backing attached to each plank. We did not nail, screw or glue ant of it. It floated just like in a house. We had flat slide and we left the carpet in therm. Our plan before we traded it was to remove the carpet from the slide, take it to an independent carpet shop, have them use it for a pattern and have them bind the outer edges. We plan on an install in our DP but are trying to figure out how to get it under the raised slide
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I did a Travel Supreme 5th wheel last year. It can be done. The trick is: bevel the last piece of wood you install where the rollers come up from the slide on the main floor. The rollers don't like any abrupt edge. I also installed wood on the slides. The L cabinet had to be cut further under the toe space.
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I did a Travel Supreme 5th wheel last year. It can be done. The trick is: bevel the last piece of wood you install where the rollers come up from the slide on the main floor. The rollers don't like any abrupt edge. I also installed wood on the slides. The L cabinet had to be cut further under the toe space.
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Ernie, thank you for your response and valuable info. Will contact later when we undertake this project.

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LVT would be a much better choice than wood in a RV. The available products are amazing. On a lot of Dental clinics I have built the LVT has become a popular choice for beauty and durability.
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And then I found this today - looks like it would make an amazing floor for an RV: 3D Floor Printing. Ernie, get your paint brush ready

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