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Old 03-02-2016, 10:24 PM   #1
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Question 2002 29' Artic Fox Travel Trailer [Intro/New/First Trailer] - Flooring Question

Question: I want to change our my carpets and go with some sort of vinyl, hardwood something. I've putt different floors in various rental properties, but can't really wrap my mind around what would be best for a moving vehicle with two slides. It doesn't appear the slides have rollers; however, there is pressure on the ends. I should have taken better photo's of my specific concerns with new floors and will do this soon. Where the carpet overlaps on the slide out, seems like it's the hardest part for adding a different type of flooring system. Has anyone been through this conversion? Does anyone have any advice on types of flooring I should consider for this? I really don't want carpet. I absolute hate it. Thanks so much! Photo below:


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welcome to the forum. The floor on the camper side should be to bad if you stick with vinyl as it should be thinner than the carpet. The overlap on the might be the issue as vinyl is going to crack on the overhang. I'm sue that somebody else will chime in.

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What if I were to glue the linoleum tiles in place of the carpet? Does anyone have any thoughts on how this might work out for me? Has anyone tried anything like this?
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Our 2015 Grey Wolf has all vinyl flooring, wife loved it for easy maintenance, but i have added a lot of throw rugs, just don't like getting up at night and not having some carpet under my bare feet. She also is coming around on that !!!

Keep those bare feet in mind !!
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There may be vinyl under the carpet
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There is!

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There may be vinyl under the carpet
Crazy, there definitely was on the lower part. I am not sure why they would have covered that up! Carpets + camping don't quite make logical sense to me.

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Our 2015 Grey Wolf has all vinyl flooring, wife loved it for easy maintenance, but i have added a lot of throw rugs, just don't like getting up at night and not having some carpet under my bare feet. She also is coming around on that !!!

Keep those bare feet in mind !!
That's a good point. We took out carpets in our house and refinished the concrete floors and it's actually quite cold!
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I ended up pulling up carpets and found sub-floor damage. I think I may have found the source, but I wanted to start using this yesterday, so I ended up just buying a new trailer, which is a 2007 Jayco (a little newer). And I will fix/sell the Artic Fox. The Jayco also has carpet, but it was hardly ever used so the carpets are like new and smell new, so I am not as grossed out by them. Got the truck with the trailer too! The location is where I will be parking for the summer and the huge window will face out towards the river 10 feet away which is awesome!











I stood outside in the rain for a long time to figure out why the corner was damp and saw that this was the only place rain ran down the seal. Thinking it may be the source of the leak:

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