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Old 01-27-2016, 10:45 PM   #1
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Slider carpet change out to vinyl tile

I have a 2013 Allegro 36 la.
This vehicle has stick down vinyl tile on the stationary floor area and carpeting on the slider. This doesn't present the same problem as with the ceramic installs.

I'm contemplating on removing the carpeting on my slideout but need to figure out how to address the sliders transition edge which rides above the stationary vinyl tile floor when in the stowed position and drops level with the stationary floor area when in the extended position.

The slider edge has a semi flexible plastic carpet support along the length of the slider thus allowing a non tripping transition area when in either position.

I will need to solve the sliders transition edge issue.
One is if a seal beneath the floor is needed when slider is in the stowed position. A seal may be needed as a weather seal and to keep loose items from accessing the open area along the floors edge. The floor sits about 1" above the stationary floor now, yet is permitted to drop down the 1" when reaching the fully extended position where the slider floor drops level with stationary floor.

I noticed some new RV's have tile flooring on their slider and have a 1" height difference along the entire slider floor, apparently not causing a tripping hazard. I need to be able to duplicate this also.
Any suggestions?
Anyone do the vinyl install in place of carpeting?
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:26 AM   #2
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We installed sheet vinyl on the fixed floor, leaving carpet in the slide. Too much effort to try and figure out how to make the slide work / look right.

Search my username for a thread with description and pictures. Best modification we have done. Huge improvement.
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How about some type of plastic "C" channel that will fit over the top of the vinyl and under the slide? I did a web search and there are lots of varieties and dimensions that may fit the bill. It won't look as good as a wood molding, but it will be flatter. You may even find one that matches the color of your tile.
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One simple solution is to put a layer of plywood on the slide, extending out over the [now] flexible extension. Basically stiffen it up to carry the vinyl (or whatever you choose). You will raise the slide floor 3/8" or 1/2" that way and most do not find the slight lip to be a problem. Use a molding of some sort to cap the edge, so your feet do not scuff the edges of the tiles or planks and pull them up. Stair nose works nicely, but you can simply tack a flat molding (e.g. screen molding) to the plywood edge if you like. Whatever aesthetics suit you.
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