Carpet in slides
While looking at various Class A motorhomes at an RV show, I noticed that all of the coaches had carpeted slide-outs, while the floor had one of the various engineered materials. I couldn't help but wonder why carpeting was used under the couches, beds, refrigerators, etc., when it was not used on the floor?
Not able to contain myself, I asked one of the salesmen why and was told that carpeting is used as an illusion? Huh?!?
The answer was that carpeting was used in order to "hide" the fact that, if the slide was adjusted to be a flat floor when extended, it would scratch the floor when retracting. By adding carpeting on the slide, the adjustment and "mismatch" of slide floor to coach floor was not noticeable.
True? Has coach design and engineering brought us to this point?
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