Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > National RV Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-22-2022, 06:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sharpsville, IN
Posts: 190
Upgrading Tradewinds

Although it was in good shape we decide to replace the light colored carpet with something with more color and more durable. Since our Tradewinds had hickory cabinets we went with a hickory floor. It was a lot of work but looks great and will be a lot more practical with our 4 grand children.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dW3vevwT7bHH8LUY7
__________________
Jay Wolf
2000 National Tradewinds 7373
Sharpsville, In
jaywolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-22-2022, 06:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Posts: 203
Wow! That looks really great. Ours has blond oak wood and a brown carpet. It still has red rock Moab dust in it.

Question: Is the hardwood floor easier to maintain than carpet? I would be concerned about dirt being tracked in being hard on the floor.

Great job. The most interesting part was the work around the driver seat.
dansawyer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2022, 10:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sharpsville, IN
Posts: 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by dansawyer View Post
Wow! That looks really great. Ours has blond oak wood and a brown carpet. It still has red rock Moab dust in it.

Question: Is the hardwood floor easier to maintain than carpet? I would be concerned about dirt being tracked in being hard on the floor.

Great job. The most interesting part was the work around the driver seat.
We used a commercial flooring, called Coretec Encore, a lot more expensive than wood but nearly indestructible.

We do a lot a racing always have dirt track dirt on out shoes and cloths.
__________________
Jay Wolf
2000 National Tradewinds 7373
Sharpsville, In
jaywolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2022, 10:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sharpsville, IN
Posts: 190
One thing it did make me realize, is how dirt our carpet must have been.
\
__________________
Jay Wolf
2000 National Tradewinds 7373
Sharpsville, In
jaywolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2022, 05:18 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 35
carpet/wood?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dansawyer View Post
Wow! That looks really great. Ours has blond oak wood and a brown carpet. It still has red rock Moab dust in it.

Question: Is the hardwood floor easier to maintain than carpet? I would be concerned about dirt being tracked in being hard on the floor.

Great job. The most interesting part was the work around the driver seat.
our 2000 tradewinds also had that really old carpet, got to change it! Reading the owners manual, inspecting the floor etc it soon became evident that the lounge slide ACTUALLY slides over the carpet on nylon pads/runners. For this reason you cannot change the carpet for wooden or laminate flooring because within a short time the wood/laminate will be scuffed up by sliding the slide out in and out directly on the new flooring! Put a new carpet in, really nice, warm and the acoustics are so much better without hard flooring!
the docktor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2022, 01:39 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sharpsville, IN
Posts: 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by the docktor View Post
our 2000 tradewinds also had that really old carpet, got to change it! Reading the owners manual, inspecting the floor etc it soon became evident that the lounge slide ACTUALLY slides over the carpet on nylon pads/runners. For this reason you cannot change the carpet for wooden or laminate flooring because within a short time the wood/laminate will be scuffed up by sliding the slide out in and out directly on the new flooring! Put a new carpet in, really nice, warm and the acoustics are so much better without hard flooring!

Our 2000 Tradewinds is the same way. I did a test as it left a very light mark even on the Coretex so I put 1/4" felt at all the contact points and I have slid it in and out about 20 times and no damage.
__________________
Jay Wolf
2000 National Tradewinds 7373
Sharpsville, In
jaywolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2022, 04:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
BOOZE TRAVEL's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Madison, In.
Posts: 407
We installed a waterproof vinyl plank floor. No problem with slides.Click image for larger version

Name:	20210402_161821.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	78.0 KB
ID:	383217Click image for larger version

Name:	20210402_162503.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	90.7 KB
ID:	383218
BOOZE TRAVEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wind



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
National :: 2017 National Tradewinds Tradewinds LTC 7374 Damion iRV2 Owners Registry 1 06-14-2021 09:36 PM
Tradewinds :: 1999 National Tradewinds 7372 rkw207 iRV2 Owners Registry 0 03-18-2019 04:00 PM
Tradewinds Furnace connection 1999 Tradewinds graken National RV Owner's Forum 7 07-23-2018 06:33 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.