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Old 09-18-2018, 08:42 PM   #29
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You're quite welcome. Some might think that price is a bit high. Well, yeah, it is if you're doing the same job only, replacing your old carpet with today's modern flooring and, doing the job yourself. I would have done that and was going to. But, as stated way earlier, we both still like carpet. Old school thinking? Yep, but, we get lots of nice compliments on it and it's just nice to have a warm, new, clean carpeted floor.
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Looks good Scott. I'm a general contractor and would not attempt to lay carpet. It's an art for sure.
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Looks good Scott. I'm a general contractor and would not attempt to lay carpet. It's an art for sure.
Thanks for the nice comment Lenny. Very much appreciated. We're not used to having work done on our coach. Normally, I do it all. But, carpet, nope. This old guy, as stated around 75 years old was a bit slow but, he was like a machine. He knew all the ins and outs, where to cut, where to bend, just how much to stretch and all that. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:12 PM   #32
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Thanks for the nice comment Lenny. Very much appreciated. We're not used to having work done on our coach. Normally, I do it all. But, carpet, nope. This old guy, as stated around 75 years old was a bit slow but, he was like a machine. He knew all the ins and outs, where to cut, where to bend, just how much to stretch and all that. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Steady and slow is the best way to go. I just upgraded my battery bank to 8 Lifeline AGM 300 amp hrs batteries and I certainly went very slow not to make a mistake.
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I just ran across trhis scott .
Very Very nice ! Is that a Berber ? I just may have to make a stop in your hood to have mine done also .

Shortlly Ill have a question or two for you . I got distracted by a squarl eating my monitor cable & marker light wiring . Also replacing a TV and changing headlights . That said I still have not completed my engine work . Just today I installed the large metal ring that goes in front of the fiberglass shroud . Im almost there !
I cant wait to see the upholstry . " Oldies but Goodies for sure "
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I just ran across trhis scott .
Very Very nice ! Is that a Berber ? I just may have to make a stop in your hood to have mine done also .

Shortlly Ill have a question or two for you . I got distracted by a squarl eating my monitor cable & marker light wiring . Also replacing a TV and changing headlights . That said I still have not completed my engine work . Just today I installed the large metal ring that goes in front of the fiberglass shroud . Im almost there !
I cant wait to see the upholstry . " Oldies but Goodies for sure "
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Thank you very much for the nice comments. No Sir, it's not Berber. It's a low cut pile. It's not as dense as I would have liked but, the CEO picked it out and well, you know the rest. I just pay for stuff, she commands WHAT stuff. It still gets us. Every single time we enter that coach, even here, parked at home, we both are still in amazement as to the rejuvenation of not only the re-carpeting did but, also the re-upholstered tandem electric recliner, the kitchen chairs, and, brand new home made valances that are upholstered BY US. Then there's the Shade Pro double roller day-night shades that replaced those seriously pain in the petute, pleated day-nighters that were constantly breaking strings.

All of it just makes using and enjoying that 15 year old coach, like being in something that just rolled off the assembly line, only a WHOLE LOT CHEAPER.
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I once had a grey berber in a condo i had . So im partial to it besides it goes well i believe in both our coaches . Mine has a cream scculptured carpet .
Im anxious to see the BIG picture when its complete .

Forums do have a way of making us spend $$$$$.xx
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I like carpet. Hardwoods or laminate flooring too cold too noisy too dusty all the time. Just me.
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I like carpet. Hardwoods or laminate flooring too cold too noisy too dusty all the time. Just me.
I have been torn on the carpet v. Laminate. I want to replace my carpet. I have ordered a new sleeper couch and now would be a good time. When you look at all the new builds they all have wood or wood like flooring. But that carpet sure feels good on the feet, and i live in Ohio were its not that hot for that long. Difficult for me to pull the trigger on Laminate.
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That looks great. I have been debating getting the ole girl carpeted I think you just confirmed our decision. Whoever did the work for you did an outstanding job. Is he anywhere near New Smyrna Beach FL? lol
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Looks fantastic! A very nice job!
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I certainly want to thank all you boys for the nice comments. As some stated, in this day and age of laminates, real and fake hardwood flooring, some of it looks pretty darn nice, I'll have to admit. But, in that coach, for the operational conditions it provides, the benefits of carpeting to us, just kind-a overwhelm the laminate thing. Warmer, quieter, feels better on the feetsies, sound is better from the TV, and, in my opinion, is a bit quieter while driving it (although that may be just purely psychological.
We have zero regrets about recarpeting. Everyone's got to do what makes them feel good about their coach. As for the one who asked if my carpet layer was possibly near Florida, well, I don't follow him around and, at the time he did the 4 motorhomes right in a row, ours included, he was 75 years old and had a tough time getting around but, was darn good at laying carpet. Where he is now, not a clue.
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I wonder how many that have made the switch sort of wish now the didnít? With everything itís personal choice, but if you could go back would you still do it?
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