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Old 03-15-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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I'm going to change the flooring in my2001 Fleetwood expedition ,it has two slides and the slide where the table is covers a big chunk of the floor when it is out..I was going to put laminate in and I was concerns about it pulling the floor when the slide moves.
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You are wise to consider the possibility. You need to do some homework on the slideout mechanism, roller or glide support and the durability and method of install of the flooring you want to use. Hopefully a member here has already done something similar enough on your coach make model and year with the same floor plan to help you out.
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I'm going to change the flooring in my2001 Fleetwood expedition ,it has two slides and the slide where the table is covers a big chunk of the floor when it is out..I was going to put laminate in and I was concerns about it pulling the floor when the slide moves.
Take some pictures...particularly while lying on the floor in front of the slide. Post pics here and maybe someone can help.
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If your slide makes any deep cuts in your carpet- beware that it will do the same on new flooring. I had a coach as yours and the owner made some height changes so it would not drag. The worst part is the ends of the slide where it dipped down lower then the middle.
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If you have rollers under slide check this link, if slide has skids under it may have a problem on new floor surface unless you can provide a piece of carpet for slide to slide on.
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Flooring

Just a thought.
I called Fleetwood to see if the carpet had to stay on the slides. Got a call back from the service department and they told me the carpet was not necessary for the slides to work properly. They also said they could replace the flooring for whatever we wanted and would send us a quote.
We have a 2001 Discovery 38D.
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Flooring

Oh Yeah. Be sure you have the Fleetwood VIN for them. They have a record of the parts and finish material in your coach!
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I'd like to hear what price they quote you. Hope you are seated.
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I'd like to hear what price they quote you. Hope you are seated.
Aw, common Ernie ... a couple of sticks of lumber and a few minutes of labor ... how much could it be ??
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I'd like to hear what price they quote you. Hope you are seated.
Well, They called this morning. I'm waiting for the quote to be e-mailed. And, I will be sitting down!
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If you could tell us the kind of material that you wish quoted- we are all eyes
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Well, They called this morning. I'm waiting for the quote to be e-mailed. And, I will be sitting down!
OK folks. I got the quote. And am I glad I was sitting down.

Just at $9400 bucks. 80 hours labor at $95 bucks/hour.
Replace carpet and pad in bedroom.
Vinyl tile (squares) in the rest.

Am I going to shop some more? OH YEAH!
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Holy crap I did 1800 sq ft of engineered hardwood for 2300 I think someone is trying to take advantage of you
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OK folks. I got the quote. And am I glad I was sitting down.

Just at $9400 bucks. 80 hours labor at $95 bucks/hour.
Replace carpet and pad in bedroom.
Vinyl tile (squares) in the rest.

Am I going to shop some more? OH YEAH!
I just finished the front portion of our 97 Endeavor and it is a lot of work.

Trash the sofa ... extend the slide floor

I did about 125 sq. ft. ... the original kitchen/dinette area is decent oak flooring so I just replaced the forward area of carpet plus stairwell. Bath/hall is tile and that was in good condition so kept it.

Realistically, oak flooring is about $3.50 sq. ft. plus about $.50 sq. ft. for underlayment. Trim (hardwood) is about $3.00 per linear ft. (average).

I lost count of hours but 80 doesn't sound unreasonable for what you are describing. Not counting the construction of the slide extension, I spent at least 8 days X 6 hours (not counting travel) doing the 125 sq. ft. Removing seats and other "stuff" takes quite awhile. However, I spent quite a few hours adding flooring up the "wall" in the driver/passenger footwells ... this is certainly optional. In my case, I didn't want any carpet to remain.

Think of an RV the same way you would think about working in your bedroom closet ... have a look at the "stuff" you need to remove/replace and the tight quarters and you'll have an idea why the labor hours per sq. ft. goes up quickly.
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