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Old 05-05-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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Carpet Removal

I am about to install underlayment & vinyl plank. I have removed some carpet, but am undecided how much more I should remove and where to cut for the slide.
The attached picture shows what I have done so far. The carpet goes under the slide approx 12 inches. I can't get at it from the outside flap, not enough clearance. I would like to remove all carpet, but unsure as to where to cut for slide.

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Well I can't help you to much but the PO removed the carpet and vinyl from my RV and being my first rv it looked ok so we bought the rv. Well long story short he put peel and stick tile on in which it started to come off so I figured to replace it all. Put the slide out and and found 8 inches of carpet sticking out. Called the place were I bought and they said yea we knew this but sell is as is and it will cost you $1000 to remove the slide and reinstall it. I removed as much as I can and laid the new flooring down. So you have a hard choice to make. If I knew what I know now I would have hired someone to remove the slide for me. My problem was the rv was not drivable and I had 2 weeks before our next trip.

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We left the carpeting in the slide, and did sheet vinyl all elsewhere. With furniture, very little carpet shows and we choose complimentary colored vinyl. Came out very nice. Search my username for pictures and description.
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Thanks for the input. Of course nothing goes as planned. I have a sag in the floor, as depicted (almost) by the picture. What, if any, floor leveling compound should I use prior to gluing & screwing underlayment?
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I cut the carpet as close to the slide as possible still leaving enough carpet to staple it down securely. I did not want the slide to catch it as it was being extended. I used base board and quarter round attached to the slide to hide the carpet.
My slide is not flush with the floor when extended or retracted. You may not be able to do what I did if yours is a flush type.
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A motorhome has NO totally flat floors.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE THE SLIDES- unless you are flush with cash and want to give it to a dealer. Jerry's Kids need your cash more.
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Thanks for the info. My slide is a raised slide. Also, I understand that floors are not level. The picture with the level is a a gap between the beams. That is what I am asking if I should use a leveling compound.
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levelling compound would work just fine for you
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Weill, curiosity got the best of me. I took a core sample of my floor. 1/2" thick wafer board is all. Now I know why it is spongy between beams. I am going to take Ernie's advice and glue and screw 1/4" plywood over the current floor. I am trying to find 3/4" screws, but hard to find. For the finished floor will be glued vinyl planks of some design. Thanks for all the input.
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or-- you can install engineered wood- adhered with urethane adhesive- will make that spongy floor more solid
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or-- you can install engineered wood- adhered with urethane adhesive- will make that spongy floor more solid
OK. We have pm's each other several times over the past week. I thank you for your patience. SO - if I used engineered wood, I would have to assume that I need to level the floor as much as possible. What leveling compound should I use? I like the idea of a solid 3/8 inch thing flooring vs 1/4 in + 1/8 in vinyl.

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I just did mine last month. I couldnt figure how to get the carpet out from under the slide. I finally took 2 2 by 4s about a foot long, put one under the carpet and one on top of the carpet as close to the slide as I could and screw them together with several screws. I then used my hydrolic slide to pull the carpet from under the slide. It would pull it loose from where it was stappled. I would then move the boards down a foot or so and repeat the proccess untill I had all pulled loose.
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Durhams rock hard water putty at lowes or homey in the paint department works well
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