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Old 05-18-2021, 05:59 AM   #1
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2008 Fleetwood Southwind 32V flooring and slide questions

Good morning!
I am in the process of replacing the flooring in my RV. Going from carpet to vinyl planks. Two issues I am running in to...
First - how to remove the carpet from under the slide lip. The slide is flush when fully extended. There is a small strip that is screwed in under the lip (I can see it from the outside when partially open), however, the gape is less than 1" - no workable space.

The second issue is how to keep the slide from scratching the new floor when retracted. The slide rests on the floor and drags when opening and closing the slide. My initial thought is to make a runner out of carpet for the slide to travel on, although the preference is not to have more things to store

Any thoughts and help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 05-26-2021, 02:11 AM   #2
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I'm in the same process. What I did was move the slide in about 3 inches, the lip rises up and then ripped the carpet out. I followed up with a knife to cut all the loose ends.
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Old 05-28-2021, 05:18 AM   #3
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When I replaced my carpet, I drilled holes in the lip so that I could put a screwdriver through the lip and remove the strip holding the old carpet.
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