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Old 01-10-2022, 10:53 AM   #1
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Help! Slide Floor Idea

I have a 2007 diplomat 40SKQ. I am wanting to change the drivers front slide to vinyl plank flooring. Trying to figure out how to make a transition on the front/inside of slide where it makes a bump out has me stunned. Maybe someone that has done this model can share some expertise and pictures. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-11-2022, 03:51 AM   #2
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The guru for flooring is Ernie Ekberg.

https://groups.io/g/ErnieEkbergFlooring

Join his group and you can see pictures of coaches he has done and he is very forthcoming in answering any questions you have.
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Old 01-11-2022, 07:31 AM   #3
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I'm following this thread because I have a 2008 SKQ.

The slide is level once out for those not familiar with it. The passenger side stays at the same level in or out.

While you are working on this have you checked your slide on the outside toward the front and the bottom edge? There has been some issues with water intrusion.

I suspect you are aware but just in case.

When or if you do this project please post pictures. It looks like an incredibly difficult job.

It would be interesting to know how much the ceramic tiles weigh and how much weight overall would be reduced with the change.
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I have a 2007 diplomat 40SKQ. I am wanting to change the drivers front slide to vinyl plank flooring. Trying to figure out how to make a transition on the front/inside of slide where it makes a bump out has me stunned. Maybe someone that has done this model can share some expertise and pictures. Thanks in advance.
That vertical trim has to come off, eventually cut shorter before you reinstall it.
Once it's off, you'll need to sheet entire slide out with new plywood, letting it overhang to cover that black plastic 'flap'. The new LVT will be installed on top of that new plywood.

Lots of positive reasons to install LVT on the slide out. One of the few negative's, is you will have a 1-2" transition from the coach floor to the slide floor when the slide is fully extended.
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So you end up with a bit of a bump with the addition of the flooring addition?

Have you seen or had any issues with that ?
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So you end up with a bit of a bump with the addition of the flooring addition?

Have you seen or had any issues with that ?
To me it was a big issue. When I replaced my floors a couple years ago I decided that that bump would not work with dining chairs. Chair legs would constantly be uneven. . I went with new carpet on the slide out and really no regrets.
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When I replaced my carpet with hardwood flooring I had a problem with the difference in height between the tile flooring in kitchen and the new flooring. Used "carpet shims" to ease the transition.

https://kofflersales.com/product/ram...RoCpQMQAvD_BwE
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I ended up going with carpet planks. I did not like the height gap when the slide would be retracted for traveling. The carpet planks are pretty simple and easy to do. I reused the ABS black sheeting that the original carpet used to cover transition just modified it some. I used 1/8” paneling to fill in the floor of the slide to the ABS strip to make it flush.
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