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Old 06-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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carpet replacement in dutchstar

Hello all!!
I've been thinking of having the carpet in my 04 newmar dutchstar 4025 replaced. Well, the tech that I interviewed 6 months ago called me today and explained how bad the economy is treating him and he lowered the price by 40%. I dont want to pass this opportunity up, and he was refered by a good shopt that uses him often.

My question to you all is with the four slides and all, is there some tricks or surprises that I can either avoid or prepare for.

I'm replacing it with the same color high traffic carpet, but diff. brand. The existing carpet is shot. Looks like cattle run to the barn. Anyways, we now know why grandma had plastic runners!! And I will be purchasing.

Thanks. Josh
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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We use "stocking feet" only. Carpet is like new.
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Recently purchased an 2001 DSDP from an elderly couple who also only exposed their carpet to stocking feet. The coach has 70K miles, so they used it a lot. Carpet is still like new.
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Here is a thread on someone replacing a carpet most recently more people have been laying laminate flooring.
There maybe a problem with bedroom because bed is on top of carpet.
I think Newmar would remove slide or slides.
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I think Newmar would remove slide or slides.
There is a way to get the slides to lift up. You can block the top and use the mechanism just like putting the slide in or they can us a hydraulic jack. On our 2000 DSDP they used a small hydraulic ram like the jaws of life to lift the slide and put ceramic tile in. They did have to get a different diameter roller from Newmar. They bought the hydraulic unit from Harbor Freight for around $100. I'm sure I paid for the unit out of my bill but they kept it.
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Well, we pulled everything out today to include the carpet and underlayment. We were flustered by the way everything was just thrown together to make it work. Were talking three types of staples, glue and caulking. I honestly think whoever put this together was paid by the staple. After the carpet guy left I drank about 3 beers just pulling staples
Only one small area of water damage in the bedroom on the passenger side slide. That was where we had the hardest time getting the carpet out. We decided to cut around the bed instead of going into that travesty.

I don't think I'll be putting the bedroom recliner back in. Maybe a nice table or desk.
Thanks for all the input. Josh
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