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Old 04-22-2015, 07:54 PM   #1
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02 Journey DL floor covering replacement

I want to replace carpet with mfg.wood flooring.Is this doable??

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Old 04-24-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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Wow, what a wide open question! Yes, it's doable. By you?? I don't know. It depends on your skills and patience. Select a flooring you like and check it's finished thickness. If you have slide(s) you'll have to be sure the new flooring will clear the slide. You'll have to remove furniture to do a good job. Most report bunches of staples that were used in the original carpet installation. Also, once you get the old carpet up you'll have to access if the new flooring will be O.K. on the old sub floor. If it's plywood with knotholes, you may have to fill in and level the floor, especially if using a flooring product that might 'telegraph' the subfloor unevenness through to the surface.

If you've put down flooring before or are reasonably handy, Have at it!


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We wanted the wood but found it was too thick for the slide to go over. We settled with vinyl plank, less maintenance.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I have layed flooring befor,both glued and floating.The mfg. flooring i'm looking at is 3/8" thick and plan to glue it down.I don't want to damage the flooring when the slide comes in.Another concern is how to finish off where it angles down at the joint with the slide out.Once you cut the old carpet, you are commited.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:24 AM   #5
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Does anyone know how to replace the glide strips on the bottom of the slideout( aisie-side of slide floor)
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:41 PM   #6
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If you go to
Www.ernieekbergflooring.net and register to log into the yahoo user group you can look at pictures of various RVs that Mr Ekberg has done. Prior to doing my Dutch Star I went to his site and found several Dutch Stars he had done. Many pictures show the work in progress. I found his site to be a very valuable source of information.

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