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Old 05-21-2022, 08:20 AM   #1
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Carpet Replacement

Has anyone had carpet installers install new carpet in their MH? Want to update the carpet and not able to do it myself. have looked at other options, laminate, vinyl . Still prefer carpeting. ..Thanks for any info.

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Has anyone had carpet installers install new carpet in their MH? Want to update the carpet and not able to do it myself. have looked at other options, laminate, vinyl . Still prefer carpeting. ..Thanks for any info.

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Vinyl is a lot easier to keep clean. If you MUST have carpeting, just buy a couple of rugs to throw down where you walk.
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Has anyone had carpet installers install new carpet in their MH? Want to update the carpet and not able to do it myself. have looked at other options, laminate, vinyl . Still prefer carpeting. ..Thanks for any info.

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We have just changed the entire carpet in our 2000 national tradewinds. It was definitely NOT a DIY job as we have a slide out and that has to be either removed or jacked up to get the old carpet out and the new one in. In our motorhome the slideout actually slides on the carpet, underneath the slideout are nylon 'slide' runners which glide over the carpet. So because of that we HAD to keep the carpet as it would not slide over laminate etc, or if it did it would wreck it in no time.
The cost of installation was $2000!! but it had to be done by a professional and it does look very good, changed the feel of the interior totally.
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Hello Docktor, can you post some photos? I’d love to see what my ‘97 would look like without cut-pile carpet! ��
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Old 06-01-2022, 08:42 PM   #5
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Flooring

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We had laminate installed 5 yrs ago in our 2006 Dolphin. What a great result. We love it
1500.$ plus parts
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Replaced carpet in 2002 National Tradewinds w/vinyl tiles

[We left the carpet under the sofa slide because the slide does slide on the carpet a bit. Also left the carpet under the driver seat and the dinette seats. Installed new vinyl tiles under the flap of carpet in front of sofa and dinette. Only one place does the slide leave a mark so I put a paper poster board over that spot on the vinyl when we bring the sofa slide in. Love the vinyl tiles.
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Slide seal failed and now have mold !

I wanted to cut out mold area but now I'm going to
Rip out exposed carpeting. Wish me luck as it's heavily glued
And I'm struggling to get even small sections out. It's
A 17yo Dynaquest with one slid. Thick carpet with pesky backing material, very tough to cut. Nightmare time.
I'll remember to install carpet under slid out itself but no carpet elsewhere; just vinyl. The slid needs carpet material to literally slid onto !
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Vinyl is a lot easier to keep clean. If you MUST have carpeting, just buy a couple of rugs to throw down where you walk.
lol, that's exactly what we did. Area rugs with big (like 4" x 4") hook velcro pads stuck to the bottom so they don't slide around. Works great, looks great. Our RV is 16 years old, and there are a lot of things that $2000 could buy other than carpet.
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Hello Docktor, can you post some photos? I’d love to see what my ‘97 would look like without cut-pile carpet! ��
Hi Stannman, I (apparently) am not allowed to post images on this forum???? I would happily post them for you but not possible for some weird reason. All I can say is your '97 Rv has a carpet which is 25 years old!!! it's time to change it and the underlay of course. If your slide out is like mine (see earlier quote) you will have to re-fit carpet as the slide moves over the carpet on nylon runners and will not tolerate laminate or vinyl flooring
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Would love to replace the carpet in our Dolphin. It's 20-years old now, and with such a light color, keeping it clean is next to impossible. I'd really appreciate any before and after pics anyone can share, and more lessons learned as well. I doubt I'll tackle it myself, but finding someone that can do a professional job in my area might be a challenge.
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Unhappy Didn't leave enough space between slide out landing and floor......

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Would love to replace the carpet in our Dolphin. It's 20-years old now, and with such a light color, keeping it clean is next to impossible. I'd really appreciate any before and after pics anyone can share, and more lessons learned as well. I doubt I'll tackle it myself, but finding someone that can do a professional job in my area might be a challenge.
Due to water damage (from slide out) I needed to fix floor; however, mistakenly didn't leave enough room for new carpet or desired tiles as slide out needs space or slide will dig into floor.

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Vinyl plank flooring.. fingers crossed when retracting slideout.
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