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Old 09-06-2021, 02:27 AM   #1
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Carpet Protectors.

I have a 2000 Winnie Minnie. I bought it 3 yrs. ago. It still has the original clear plastic cover on the carpet under the dinette table . It has no mold or musty smell and has no moisture under it . I'm asking for some advice on whether to leave it alone or take the plastic off .
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Unless youíre trying to maintain the Minnie Winnie in original condition, Iíd remove all of it and replace it with vinyl or linoleum for easy maintenance. Thatís just my personal preference. Carpet in my experience is just harder to vacuum and keep clean in an RV.
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Remove the plastic and enjoy YOUR RV. You bout it for your enjoyment.

The plastic can hold moisture even if it is not apparent.

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Purchased our Minnie new in 2001 and one of the first things we did was remove the plastic covering the carpet. Temperature and humidity are constantly changing were I live in the North East. We wanted everything to "breath" to prevent any moisture build up. Happy to say 20 years later no issues with the original carpet.
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I have a 2000 Winnie Minnie. I bought it 3 yrs. ago. It still has the original clear plastic cover on the carpet under the dinette table . It has no mold or musty smell and has no moisture under it . I'm asking for some advice on whether to leave it alone or take the plastic off .
Is it a stick down protector or just some plastic sheeting?

The stick down stuff is not meant to be left on long term (more than 45 days), I know, I make a bunch of money removing it and the residue when dealers leave it on long term.

If it's just plastic sheeting laying on top of the carpet, as long as there is no moisture, I would leave it.
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Is it a stick down protector or just some plastic sheeting?

The stick down stuff is not meant to be left on long term (more than 45 days), I know, I make a bunch of money removing it and the residue when dealers leave it on long term.

If it's just plastic sheeting laying on top of the carpet, as long as there is no moisture, I would leave it.
Ours had the stick down clear plastic in the main traffic area of the motorhome when we bought it. I thought it would be a good idea to leave it in place for a while to help keep down wear and tear. Seemed like a good idea but it wasn't. The sticky stuff stayed with the carpet and it wasn't but a few trips before it became dirty and black. Scrubbed, had carpet cleaned, but never got it to looking good.

Hopefully the OP's is not stuck down like that under the dinette. If it is, and it's removed, then make sure to find a product that'll remove any sticky residue that might be left in the carpet.
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Ours had the stick down clear plastic in the main traffic area of the motorhome when we bought it. I thought it would be a good idea to leave it in place for a while to help keep down wear and tear. Seemed like a good idea but it wasn't. The sticky stuff stayed with the carpet and it wasn't but a few trips before it became dirty and black. Scrubbed, had carpet cleaned, but never got it to looking good.

Hopefully the OP's is not stuck down like that under the dinette. If it is, and it's removed, then make sure to find a product that'll remove any sticky residue that might be left in the carpet.
Xylene is the magic to remove the adhesive followed with a professional cleaning. But it ain't easy.

I remember some very large yachts with white carpet. They would put the protector down for a boat show but they wouldn't go edge to edge. Even if we removed the protector immediately after the show those couple inches along the edge would never match the covered part.
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We had enough with these self sticking carpet protectors. We used to cary a roll to put down anytime workers had to make entry. But that sticky stuff is a losing battle, so we now carry plenty of old sheets to cover the floor with now!

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We had enough with these self sticking carpet protectors. We used to cary a roll to put down anytime workers had to make entry. But that sticky stuff is a losing battle, so we now carry plenty of old sheets to cover the floor with now!

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For the last several years I've been buying rolls of this stuff for my business and around the house.

It's great for putting down before contractors or service people. It's cheap enough to just toss or strong enough for several uses if you want.

They're 24" x 72", the perfect size for hallways and traffic areas.

It's some sort of fabric.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J4KJV7X...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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I guess I'm fortunate. It doesn't have a sticky adhesive on it. The dinette table and seats are mounted on it too . Thanks everyone for your thoughts on this.
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I have a 2000 Winnie Minnie. I bought it 3 yrs. ago. It still has the original clear plastic cover on the carpet under the dinette table . It has no mold or musty smell and has no moisture under it . I'm asking for some advice on whether to leave it alone or take the plastic off .

X2 on removing carpet .

We have a 2000 Fleetwood Tioga . Removed all the carpet and sheet vinyl . Replaced with Waterproof Vinyl Plank .

We love it . A quick sweep and it's clean , spill something and all it takes is a quick wipe up . No stains , no smell and low maintenance .

Added plus was it really updated the coach
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