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Old 09-10-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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Well stupid question and observation.


Tile - Anyone tiled their slide out section? Not the main living area obviously that can be tiled but the part which actually slides out. Every coach I see has carpet there and thats probably because with all the movement tile will crack easily but anyone tile theirs with any success?


AC- Newmar's AC is nice without a doubt but anyone think they really should move their heat return and AC ducts further from each other? Just seems to me with them being so close its sucking mostly cold air as it doesn't have much time to settle down to the floor area. Also I think it would improve air flow by having air expelled on one side and warm air sucked in on the other side further away.

Not a big deal just an observation someone with much more know how might have a reason they do it the way they do.
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Well stupid question and observation.


Tile - Anyone tiled their slide out section? Not the main living area obviously that can be tiled but the part which actually slides out. Every coach I see has carpet there and thats probably because with all the movement tile will crack easily but anyone tile theirs with any success?


AC- Newmar's AC is nice without a doubt but anyone think they really should move their heat return and AC ducts further from each other? Just seems to me with them being so close its sucking mostly cold air as it doesn't have much time to settle down to the floor area. Also I think it would improve air flow by having air expelled on one side and warm air sucked in on the other side further away.

Not a big deal just an observation someone with much more know how might have a reason they do it the way they do.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:08 AM   #3
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Not stupid questions. I am interested in the first one, as well. I would add, has anyone tiled their bedroom?
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:11 AM   #4
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A tiled slideout would most certainly add a LOT of weight to an already cantilevered process...that'd be my thinking as to why there's not tile there.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:05 AM   #5
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Arion: My 2007, Mountain Air has tile from the front door to the bedroom. It was ordered that way. The bedroom is carpet, but I have spoken to Newmar, to get info on adding tile and/or wood flooring, in the bedroom area. I told they cN DO IT, but may have to change the rollers, on the bedroom slides. We have enjoyed the tile, and had no problems,
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Don't beleive it would be a weight issue as we have added much weight(storage behind/under couch) to our slide with no change. Probably would be a flex problem. Also wondered about the efficiency of the AC vents.

Kenleee, can you post a picture-be interesting to see how they tiled the slideout floor, etc.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:23 AM   #7
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You can go to the Newmar Home Page, and pull up the Mountain Air D, and you will see the interior picture, of the flooring. It is standard.
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Kenlee, the MA in the picture does NOT have a tiled slideout. It has tiled flooring like most have from front to rear(in our case-including bedroom!), but carpeted slideouts.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:41 AM   #9
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The slide on the driver's side has carpet, and there is an extention of the carpet onto the tile area, aprox. 3". The slide on the passenger side doesn't have any carpet, as it rises up. Why would anyone want to tile the floor od the slide, as it is not seen?
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I have the same feeling about the A/C. I just point the fins toward the outside walls to mitigate this potentially happening.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:47 PM   #11
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Scott, I presume the AC's on the MADP 45' (3) are 15k. If not tell them that's what you want. They work great in any heat even facing the sun. I know your DSDP has three now, but probably 12.5k and with less insulation.

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Actually never had a problem in the worst heat. I have 3 15k A/Cs. I was just pointing out that I direct the fins out to prevent the cool air from being recirculated before it hits the floor. Not even sure it matters. Don't really care as long as I have 72 degrees.
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On that note, Scott. The MADP has the best designed ceiling in the industry, in my opinion. Obviously it got mixed up and should have been put in the Essex as it is far better looking than the "Cow Ceiling" of the EXDP. (Bob can shed light for anyone that wonders what "cow ceiling" is.
However, as every good thing normally has a trade off, the MADP cieling design provides not as good air circulation when in the all slides full retracted mode as does others, like the "Cow Ceiling". But....... I would easily put up with that to have the great look of the MADP ceiling.

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Old 09-11-2007, 03:59 PM   #14
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">the MADP cieling design provides not as good air circulation when in the all slides full retracted mode as does others </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have heard several MADP owners complaining about this.

It doesn't look like an impossible task to fix it.
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