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Old 10-15-2020, 12:24 PM   #1
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Replaced carpet with laminate wood flooring

Hi all- after living with the old ugly beige carpet and dated tile for several years in our Aerbus, I decided it was time to rip it out and install some waterproof engineered wood flooring. I also decided to rip out the old ugly TV console cabinet center that stuck out and was an eyesore. It took my son and I about 3 weekends which is a little longer than I anticipated but it was primarily due t the numerous little intricate cuts that needed to be made. We ripped it all out from front to back. It now looks so much brighter, airy, and spacious. We are very pleased with the results. It will so much easier to keep clean, especially since we camp with so many people, including our grown kids, dogs, in-laws, nieces, nephews, etc. etc. We had to constantly vacuum and steam clean it to keep it looking nice. It wasn't that hard to do, just time consuming.
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Old 10-15-2020, 05:14 PM   #2
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Looks really nice! A couple of questions if I may. How did you remove the carpet from under the slide and any issues with the slide marking the floor?
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:51 PM   #3
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You did a great job. Very meticulous work. I would have to pay to have mine done.
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the compliments. Jim, I also shared these concerns before I started the project. It turns out that the carpet is only tucked under the slide by very little. I was able to just use some needle nose pliers to pull the carpet and staples out. It was very easy. The slide has a plastic bottom and it sits high enough on the rollers that it does not scrape the new flooring whatsoever.

It did require a lot more precise measuring and cutting than I initially anticipated. I really thought my son and I could knock it out in a weekend but I really underestimated how time consuming the detail work was. The floor areas around the front seats took a lot of cutting and time, as well as the bathroom and entry step area. All in all, this project cost about $700 in materials which I didn't think was bad. Sorry about the sideway pictures. That's how they download?
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How do you use the toilet mounted on the wall? Did you get it from NASA? ;-) :-D

Seriously, good change on the flooring.
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Thanks for the info. Your attention to detail shows in the results. Enjoy the new floor!
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This looks amazing, I want to do this too. I assume you disconnected the toilette, if so, how did you do it or did you just cut around it and can you show me how the front looks without the TV box? Thanks Carsten
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This looks amazing, I want to do this too. I assume you disconnected the toilette, if so, how did you do it or did you just cut around it and can you show me how the front looks without the TV box? Thanks Carsten
Hi- yes, I did remove the toilet. It's very easy. There are 2 bolts, 1 on each side of the bottom of the toilet. They should have a round plastic cap covering the bolt. Just pry the cap off and then use a wrench to remove the bolts. The toilet will come right off. I sketched a round circle to cut and then put the toilet back on. It's very simple.

I assume that when you say the "TV box", you are referring to the big ugly entertainment center that was upfront and sticking out. Mine also had a "curio" type cabinet on the top of that box that went up to the ceiling. Removing that entire unit was actually kind of a bear. I swear they built the motorhome around it. I had to take an angle cutter to cut off some of the screws that were holding it to the wall. I think it looks 100x better now.
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I need a bid on my flooring, Please
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