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Old 10-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #57
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Want to get my floor done by someone in Florida this Winter when I get down from Canada......any recommendation on a specialty shop that does good work for a fair price $$$ ??
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:13 AM   #58
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Renden: Unless you can find a fella like me, those specialty shops will charge you megga bucks- and then they want to remove the slides. You won't be able to stay in your coach, which equals more bucks for motels, etc. On your way back north next spring, stop by Weatherford, Tx, and I can fix you up.
I know of Parliament, Coachworks, and maybe a couple others that do flooring.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #59
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Renden: Unless you can find a fella like me, those specialty shops will charge you megga bucks- and then they want to remove the slides. You won't be able to stay in your coach, which equals more bucks for motels, etc. On your way back north next spring, stop by Weatherford, Tx, and I can fix you up.
I know of Parliament, Coachworks, and maybe a couple others that do flooring.
Ernie, thanks for the offer

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #60
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Although I have not heard about them, I did go to their website. They stated owners are welcome to come by and check on their work- which actually says- stay in your motel rool, not in your coach. Your choice- your money. I do the same work- and you get to stay in your coach. And probably save you some cash that you can spend for diesel. I go by my reputation.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #61
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HDBiker Dave how does that work with the flooring the slide out? Is there rollers on the slide out to glide over the floor? I would love to replace flooring but unsure of how to do it around the slide out.
Yes there are 4 - 91/2" white rollers, you angle what ever floor you are putting down so the rollers will roll up and over the new floor, also pry the metal roller pad up to get the new flooring under the metal pad.
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we should start a new thread- on flooring 101
I may do that tomorrow. If I don't get to do your floors- I can give advice so you don't get ripped off.
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That would please a lot of members including me. I subscribe to all the threads on flooring I have come accross and plan to do ours next Spring.
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Is that a floating floor?..... it nosier in the coach, any creak or squeaks ? and what did you do around the edge of the wall??

we're going to replace ours, but worried about it expanding and hitting up against the wall (which would not be good, because the walls are little more than paper covered cardboard).
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Most floors I have seen on floating floors have a 1/4" gap around perimeter of floor and covered with dress molding around it.
The floors have a foam backing or underlay foam sheeting to cut down on squeaks.
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we should start a new thread- on flooring 101
I may do that tomorrow. If I don't get to do your floors- I can give advice so you don't get ripped off.
I will be interested in your posts. I have a fleetwood Excursion I think my slides have guides instead of rollers. Is this a problem with wood or other type flooring. I would love to get rid of my carpet.
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A new thread?

I would be happy to start a new thread. Perhaps 007 Moderator could guide us where to place that. I work on all kinds of coaches- even some travel trailers. I can give advice on your purchase, etc. If you want me to install it, that can be arranged, privately. I'm not out to solicit a bunch of work, though. At 65- next month, I have been 41 years in the business. I did an Excursion in Feb. Ernie- traveling, on my way to a rally at Pine Mountain, Ga
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Ernie this post is in Quick Tips # 3 and every time we post it will appear in the Google web site, we have picked up many members from all forum MFG's so anything added here would be pretty well exposed.
You could start a new thread in the MOTOR HOME FORUMS---General Discussion but because of the speed that forum moves with new threads it may get lost into 2nd page or what ever.
It seems that this thread has many on it and different MH groups I have no problem leaving where it is its up to you.
The Thread where ever it is will be getting long by just the interest members are showing in this one.
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Flooring 101

To start off- lets talk about the actual wood floor. All coach manufacturers use a few different mediums. Some use OSB, some plywood, some a vacuu-bond plywood/styrofoam. Some have a thin piece of metal on the bottom under the plywood. I have seen OSB in 30 foot lengths. Fortunately, particle board has come and gone. Particle board is a great material- if it never gets wet. In our coaches- that is a crap shoot. Getting wet floors will happen. I just read someone flooding their gray water tank and it came up the shower. Of course- when my gray tank is full -the shower won't drain.
So if anyone has any thoughts about flooring- or questions, lets hear about it. Ernie
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Thanks for the offer Ernie. To begin, am I correct to assume I have particle board in my 2004 Mountain Aire? I have the wood laminate upgrade and was wondering if it was installed over lenoleum. I have lenoleum on the floor inside the lower cabinets. If the laminate is glued on the particle board how do I remove it under the cabinets?
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