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Old 09-30-2020, 06:25 PM   #1
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Why Metal Plates On Living Room Floor?

Good day.

I removed the carpet and tiles from our 2005 Monaco Knight and there are 4 thin metal plates stapled to the floor. On the floor deck under the slides are two 1" holes across from each plate.

Can someone confirm that these are where rollers on the bottom of the slide rooms land? Also what are the holes for? I feel a round head in each hole just below the deck.

Is it alright to remove these plates and cover the holes behind the plates to install the LVT vinyl plank flooring?

Mike and Deb Fry
2005 Monaco Knight 38PDQ and American Car Dolly
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Mike-

On our coach, those plates cover(ed) the bolts that attach the inboard ends of the slide racks to the underside of the floor. The outboard ends are bolted through the floor without cover plates.

The cover plates reduce the tendency of the bolt-head holes to "telegraph" through the flooring- in our coach, it was linoleum above the plates. On the outboard ends, the holes were under linoleum and then carpet, so plates were not needed.

We just had LVT installed. The installers applied a quarter-inch underlayment. I did not watch or ask if they removed the plates before putting down the underlayment. After smoothing the joints with compound, they glued the LVT directly to the underlayment. If the racks ever need to come out, the LVT and the underlayment will have to be taken up.
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