We are almost done removing the 23-year-old carpet from our Daybreak and will be shopping for flooring directly. The plan is to install locking (and glued down) vinyl plank, but there are areas where it's not practical: cab, raised shower/bathroom sink area, and stairs. My thought was to buy enough neutral carpet to do those areas. Other than driving time, the cab will see little traffic (except for the curious cat), and the stairs can collect outside dirt when coming back in. My goal is to reduce vacuuming time as much as possible. The stairs are a small area and can be redone easily. Just FYI, I bought a Dremel multi-knife
for our vibrating tool and it cut the carpet removal time by about 75% from the utility knife DH was using before.
The old carpet smelled horrible (we just bought this rig in 2019 and have only had it at home for a couple of months). The plywood is in good condition but needs to be deodorized. Does anyone have a magic potion to remove the "old" smell?? I'm trying to convince DH that he needs to remove the plywood covers on the dinette seats and cut out that carpet flooring too. I want every thread of it gone!
Next up for him is to repair the delam, and for me to put up blinds instead of the roller shades, get some new curtains, and reupholster the dinette cushions and sofa. Oh yeah, countertop, dinette table, bathroom sink counter, and bedroom pullout shelf are getting new laminate. Has anyone ever removed the stove in one of these jewels?