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Old 07-28-2022, 03:18 PM   #1
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Flooring Thickness / Replacement

Hey all,

2011 Itasca Meridian 40U

We still have what I believe is the original flooring (1x1 linoleum squares laid to look diamond shaped). DW wants to replace. What she has picked out is a glue down, wood look vinyl and we plan to replace the carpeting in bedroom and long slide with the same.

In reading some of the tips and tricks, it seems there was a problem with someone's long slide where the white "ramp" for the rollers was on top of the vinyl which caused some problems?

The reason I ask is that the new flooring we've picked out is about 2x thicker than original. I'm wondering several things:Will the slide "fit" as it comes in and stores? Will the rollers ride up this extra thickness OK?
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Hey all,

2011 Itasca Meridian 40U

We still have what I believe is the original flooring (1x1 linoleum squares laid to look diamond shaped). DW wants to replace. What she has picked out is a glue down, wood look vinyl and we plan to replace the carpeting in bedroom and long slide with the same.

In reading some of the tips and tricks, it seems there was a problem with someone's long slide where the white "ramp" for the rollers was on top of the vinyl which caused some problems?

The reason I ask is that the new flooring we've picked out is about 2x thicker than original. I'm wondering several things:Will the slide "fit" as it comes in and stores? Will the rollers ride up this extra thickness OK?
Hello sir, in answer to your question I am assuming you have schwintek slides with rollers on you floor? If you do the sliders or at least on my rv are tucked under furniture and out of the way. Look under your sofa and your furniture where your rollers are located and cut out grooves where your slide rollers will be moving in your new tiles and your slide will be unaffected by the new tiling. Good luck
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I should have specified Lippert slide gear
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Hey all,

2011 Itasca Meridian 40U

We still have what I believe is the original flooring (1x1 linoleum squares laid to look diamond shaped). DW wants to replace. What she has picked out is a glue down, wood look vinyl and we plan to replace the carpeting in bedroom and long slide with the same.

In reading some of the tips and tricks, it seems there was a problem with someone's long slide where the white "ramp" for the rollers was on top of the vinyl which caused some problems?

The reason I ask is that the new flooring we've picked out is about 2x thicker than original. I'm wondering several things:Will the slide "fit" as it comes in and stores? Will the rollers ride up this extra thickness OK?
Eric, we have a felt like strip under the left main slide.


My slide had a problem when we first bought the rig in 2014. It turned out the white lift ramp for the slide was installed wrong. It was placed on top of the vinyl tile which made a sharp edge to tear up the felt. I had it repaired at Forest City. The goofs that did the work caused the slide to be out of adjustment and hitting the ceiling when it came in.


My point here is, if you have a thicker flooring than the slide ramp thickness sand a tapper along the edge to compensate for the difference.


Your new flooring should be of a solid color through the material. If (when) it is scratched it will be less viable and easier to repair.


You have a big job ahead. Let us know how you deal with the entrance floor trim.


When you do the bedroom carpet, finding all the screws for the engine deck cover is a PITA. I removed the panel under the bed, along the side, to get to some of them. I now have 3 screws holding the deck in place. No problems. Try busing strong magnets to find the screws.


Happy trails.... Rick
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