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Old 02-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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Question Looking to remodel a tired motorhome

We have a 1999 Holiday Rambler Endeavor WDS4. It's been very good to us all these years but it's looking alittle tired. We're not full timers but looking to give it a make over. If anyone can give sugestions it would be appreciated. We would like to take out the old tile and carpet and replace it with new tile through out. How hard is that?
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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Now days most folks can do just about anything if they take thier time and listen to the folks who sell the product. I have done a lot of projects on my A and I think the floor was the hardest. It's not hard if you have two good knees and a helper. There are a lot of cuts that have to be made due to all of the angles and cut outs and getting up and down so many times is what got me more than the project. Pulling the carpet out is really not that bad. You will hear about thousands of staples and so on. Most of the carpet is cut at the walls and cabnets where there will be few if any staples since the carpet continues on under the cabnets and wall. Just take your time, remove all fastners and glues and you will do fine. You've got to start with a clean surface. If you don't have a clue on what or how to put down the surface you want, go to your local box store and "most" of the salespersons have a general idea of how the different surfaces need to go down..Happy Trails..
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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I replaced the carpet and vinyl in our rig with Trafficmaster Allure flooring sold at HD. It's a common/popular choice with RVers - not expensive and a pretty easy DIY project.

The difficult part of the install is taking up the old carpet. The carpet is held down with hundreds of staples - when you pull up the carpet you need to remove all the left over staples partially stuck in the wood - real PIA. Not particularly difficult but time consuming and your going to need some rubber knee pads.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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Welcome Lowsee,
Keep us up-to-date on your remodeling job. A few before & after pictures would be nice. You do realize that the floor is just the start. These things have a way of snowballing.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:50 AM   #5
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Our renovation odyssey began a couple of years ago. The outside of our coach was badly weathered, so we repainted it. It looked so good that suddenly the inside looked old. So we renovated the interior.

It's a lot of fun. It's a lot of work. I found the toughest part of the floor job was taking everything out of the coach to be able to get at the floor.

Check with the local flooring people. Once we had picked our floor, which in our case was expensive sheet vinyl that pretends to look like ceramic tile, our local flooring people were glad to remove the old carpet and ceramic tile, prep the sub-floor, and install the new floor. It took them exactly one day to do all that.

It took me about three days to get everything out of the coach so they could do the floor, and it took me about a week to get everything back together.

Then we repainted the walls, refinished all the wood work, hung new curtains, and replaced the furniture. All in all, a complete reno job. Looks like a brand new coach.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:53 AM   #6
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Remodeling a tired motorhome

Thank you all for your suggestions but I have to admit I haven't quite broke the news of the remodeling to my husband yet, LOL. I said we but actually it should have said I. So I'm sure it will take some doing to get to the starting point. Right now I am getting all the information and checking prices on flooring, furniture, appliances, etc. I'm really thinking mager overhaul. So I figure I better have all my ducks in a row before I break the news to him. It might take a while before you see those pictures though. Wish me luck.
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Thank you so much for that info. I checked out the Trafficmaster flooring on line. If it looks as good in person as it does on line I'm sold. The price didn't look too bad either.
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I'm in the process right now of installing Allure vinyl flooring in our coach, let me tell you, a good pair of knee pads is essential! And it seemed like we pulled a thousand staples...not technical, just a PITA! We are really happy with the look of this product, I think it looks better that some of the inexpensive real wood products. Being vinyl this should be much more suitable for how we use the RV...
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