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Old 02-03-2016, 06:50 AM   #1
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Hi, l got a Carriage Cameo and need to replace the kitchen and island countertops. I want to go with a solid countertop. I'm in So. Florida and looking for someone who can do the job. Any suggestions? Thanks Not afraid to travel to get the job done.
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No different than a kitchen in a house. Any service that does kitchen remodeling can do the job. Perhaps even Lowes or Home Depot.
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However...

Homes do not usually travel...

One needs to be sure the cabinetry can properly support whatever is used and it can flex if needed and not crack the top.

Many options from cheap to expensive but the limit is first on the structure then based on what the structure can support then budget.

When you select a vendor follow up with BBB and check history.

In a home many folks named tom, sick and Harry can do the work and it may be just fine but in an rv it may be very few that can get it done.
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Old 02-03-2016, 06:58 PM   #4
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That's why I put out the request. If anyone could give me a name of some one who could do the job that would be great.
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That's why I put out the request. If anyone could give me a name of some one who could do the job that would be great.
I would recommend looking for solid surface countertop suppliers and contact them. Bear in mind that RV countertops are usually about half as thick as home countertops, with a lip added to the bottom edge to "fill them out". Some places can do this, some can't (or won't).
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:19 PM   #6
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I just replaced my counter tops in the bath and kitchen area. I have a custom cabinetry shop in Fl. and do high end cabinets. If you are going to replace the common
Formica counter tops with a solid surface material you will most likely have to reinforce the cabinets as they are built to be lite weight. A GOOD cabinet [not a box store] should be able to help and do job.
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I would recommend looking for solid surface countertop suppliers and contact them. Bear in mind that RV countertops are usually about half as thick as home countertops, with a lip added to the bottom edge to "fill them out". Some places can do this, some can't (or won't).
But then they should have plywood or other substantial support.
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I can do it for you. Just finished mine. You said you were willing to travel!!!
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Hi, l got a Carriage Cameo and need to replace the kitchen and island countertops. I want to go with a solid countertop. I'm in So. Florida and looking for someone who can do the job. Any suggestions? Thanks Not afraid to travel to get the job done.
A few years back, a blowout caused a concussive crack in our kitchen counter top. We took our rig to Alliance Coach in Wildwood, FL to replace the counter top as well as repair of exterior damage. They did a very good job on the counter top as well as the other work. Be aware that quality work comes with a price and a potential wait.
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Hi. We have a angled sink and the counter wraps around the gas stove. Would that be a problem? Where do you live?
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I can do it for you. Just finished mine. You said you were willing to travel!!!
I want to replace my lamanite top with a solid one. It has a angled sink and the countertop wraps around the stove. Would that be a problem? Where do you live?
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"Bunky1".....I think "mbridinger1" was being factious, he's in Arizona. The Carriage Cameo is a pretty good quality RV. I don't think you'll have much of a structure issue adding solid countertops. You will have to add a plywood top to the cabinets, hopefully you will have room for the plywood and stone.

If you can't find an installer, find a local warehouse that sells solid surface countertops. Look around and find something you like. Often they have remnants at a substantially discounted price. You'll need to look at samples no matter what. When done, ask them to recommend someone who does the work. They should know numerous installers.

Now that I think about it, you could probably use the current countertops as the base for new ones......just remove the front edging.
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Another consideration rather then the usual solid surfaces is porcelain or ceramic tile. You can find it in all sorts of dimensions and it gives you a pretty good, mostly unscratchable counter top. We just had our S&B kitchen done that way with some porcelain tile and it is very nice.

As far as using the top of the existing counter as a base - only if it's plywood, not MDF. And the support structure - while most trailer have pretty light duty counters to save weight, the worst part is that they are stapled, maybe, hot melt glued together. They can usually be fairly easily reinforced but unless you can do some of the work yourself, can get real expensive very quickly.
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"Bunky1".....I think "mbridinger1" was being factious, he's in Arizona. The Carriage Cameo is a pretty good quality RV. I don't think you'll have much of a structure issue adding solid countertops. You will have to add a plywood top to the cabinets, hopefully you will have room for the plywood and stone.

If you can't find an installer, find a local warehouse that sells solid surface countertops. Look around and find something you like. Often they have remnants at a substantially discounted price. You'll need to look at samples no matter what. When done, ask them to recommend someone who does the work. They should know numerous installers.

Now that I think about it, you could probably use the current countertops as the base for new ones......just remove the front edging.
Thank you. Arizona would be a hike. The countertop I have is junk because the wood swelled. I guess I'll look for someone who does custom cabinets and countertops if your suggestion doesn't work
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