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Old 07-07-2018, 09:05 PM   #1
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I am wondering if anyone else objects to having carpet in their motorhome. We are getting ready to make our final choice to purchase and a few models that we really like have at least some carpet. It may only be in the slide area, but we'd rather have none at all. I contacted Tiffin and they "have no plans to change the carpeted areas". My current TT has no carpet (even in the slide) and it is easy to Swiffer the floors clean. Previous TT had carpet and inevitably it got worn looking. Tiffin suggested we look at their Breeze model. No carpet, but the fridge is between the booth seat, the TV, and the fireplace and it looks awkward.

Also, isn't it more comfortable viewing a TV when it is in front of the seating area rather than off to the side? (as in the Breeze)

Sometimes I wonder if the designers ever actually go out and spend significant time in the units they've designed. I like the Tiffin quality, but I don't think I can go with all the carpet. Some models even have it under the refrigerator. Can anyone help me understand why manufacturers are doing things this way? What am I missing?
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:29 PM   #2
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I absolutely hate carpet in my house or motorhome. Others will differ, but all carpet does is catch and trap dirt....FOREVER.

Btw, I went from a 11.5 TT to a B, then A, now on second A and want to go back to a TT. The only reason we got rid of the TT was the harsh ride of my '03 DMax. Should have adhered to the K.I.S.S. principal.
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We're not fans of carpet but do have carpet on slideouts where tile would likely crack. Ours is a 2014 model, but Newmar now has a slideout system on their newer models that allows tile to be installed without cracking. Many have replaced the carpet with linoleum, laminate, or even engineered wood flooring.
As far as TV's, several manufacturers (Newmar, Tiffin, Fleetwood, Thor and I'm sure others) have models with TV's across from the seating area.
Our 2014 Ventana is set up this way with the tv on a motorized lift across from our recliners.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:24 AM   #5
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I hate carpet! It has no place in camping. I dont even have it in my home. In 2016 Newmar did away with carpet in at least the top 5 lines. I know for sure in the Dutch Star on up. We have a narrow strip of carpet in our 2014 Mountain Aire and that is bad enough but not to the point of upgrading.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

We feel the same way. We replaced all the carpet with premium vinyl tile except for the cockpit area and on top of the slideout. I moved the TV from the front to a motorized lift behind the couch, directly across from our recliners!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:19 AM   #7
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Correct! Carpet and camping should not coexist! Years ago we removed all carpet from our home. Nevertheless purchasing an RV for us was a path between budget and wishlist. With you, we wanted the TV directly across from seating. We purchased a 2012 Winnebago Sightseer 33C which does have that arrangement. We do have carpet in the bedroom area and in cockpit area. Purchased a Shark vacuum which we keep in the RV. It does a great job. We love the large living area when both slides are extended, and are delighted with our purchase.
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:23 PM   #8
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Carpet is cheap and looks OK for a while...that is why they do it. We have some carpet in our coach as well, on each slide out and in the back bedroom. It is impossible to keep clean. we love rugs because you can remove them and clean them...even change them out if you like a change of looks.

Stay away from carpet...it saves them money and that is the only reason it is in there
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