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Old 12-29-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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New life to old Mountain Aire

Just starting the interior upgrade to out 2001 Mountain Aire. Best part so far was finding a totally solid floor under the carpet. I am no craftsman, but getting the job done at a cost I can afford and making the coach much nicer for our use. Click image for larger version

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Sweet - love it when it ends up easier than planned. Is your MA a gasser?
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:28 PM   #3
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V10

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Old 12-30-2018, 12:26 AM   #4
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How many staples have you pulled out so far???
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:44 AM   #5
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How many staples have you pulled out so far???


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About 10 hundred billion gazillion times infinity... I swear the carpet installers must be paid per staple used.

It will be worth it though ... that carpet has to go!
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Keep the old carpet for a basic pattern and be careful how thick of padding that you use. The old padding typically is that thin cheap lint looking stuff. The new padding will be sooooo much nicer and will really quiet down the coach, but be careful in some spots with the thickness.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:17 PM   #7
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Fun times in deed Mark whats a few staples.
Looks like a new laminate flooring being added with one slide.
In QT's #3 and SPK64's mode section you may find tips in the flooring install and this link will have information on your Newmar coach.
I am going to add your thread in the Old Coach Section of QT's #3, so if you have others things to add, add to this thread, will make it easier on me.
Have fun and enjoy your coach.
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We are going with carpet tiles actually ... I am curious how it will turn out ... I like the idea of pulling individual tiles that get stained ... pictures to come in a few weeks.
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Great! Will do.
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next step, bedroom

The bedroom was very cramped with a huge wall to wall closet in the back of the coach, and with no slide made it basically a bed that went wall to wall. We do not need such a large closet to hang clothing so it has come out and the bed moved to the back corner. We added a ton of space! I really don't understand the reason, other than speed in building, to screw cabinets in from the outside of a wall. Argghh.

Next steps will be adding new peel and tick vinyl wall paper, paint, adding some new wall sconces, USB charge ports and removal of the old dated sconces. Trimming out the new space and a good shampoo of the carpet should round it out ...
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I like the idea of using the carpet tiles. I too will be interested to see how that turns out. I hadn't considered that previously.
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I like the idea of using the carpet tiles. I too will be interested to see how that turns out. I hadn't considered that previously.

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My worry is they will be too thin ... but canít be harder than vinyl flooring. It wonít be plush carpet on a pad for sure, life is about choices ... pics will be coming!
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I would try a few tiles under the slide rollers and see if they hold to floor after a couple runs over them with slide movement back and forth.
You may need some roller pads to help holed them in place.
Their maybe three rollers or four depending size of slide.
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I would try a few tiles under the slide rollers and see if they hold to floor after a couple runs over them with slide movement back and forth.
You may need some roller pads to help holed them in place.
Their maybe three rollers or four depending size of slide.


That is the plan ... I have some nice plastic sheet, stiff stuff, that will be cut for roller pads no matter what ... the edge tiles will get a liberal application of adhesive as well. Click image for larger version

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