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Old 11-30-2021, 05:26 PM   #1
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Laminate flooring in a Class C

Hello everyone, We were wondering about upgrading our not so high quality vinyl flooring in our Sunseeker 3010ds to an LVP plank floor like Pergo or Armstrong.
Has anyone done this? We are concerned about additional weight and or slide-out clearance. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Follow the instructions regarding gaps, don't fasten it down, and it works great.
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:27 PM   #3
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Tim- Have you weighed your unit in an "as ready to travel" condition? Reason I ask is that I would be amazed if you have the "spare" CCC to handle laminate flooring. I would LOVE to have it, but I just don't have the CCC available (and I am only 31ft.....but I do pay a CCC "cost" of about 160lb for my HWH levelers.)
Heck, I'd even settle for a better grade of vinyl than the thin OEM stuff but even that would be kinda heavy.

Maybe the Forest River folks have a way of achieving more CCC in a 33 ft Class C than my WBGO 31 ft Class C has ..... dunno.

Good luck with your project podnuh, and safe travels. If you do go the laminate route, please post pics ............ for folks like me to drool over. LOL
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Hello everyone, We were wondering about upgrading our not so high quality vinyl flooring in our Sunseeker 3010ds to an LVP plank floor like Pergo or Armstrong.
Has anyone done this? We are concerned about additional weight and or slide-out clearance. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

We installed the LVP in our Tioga 3 years ago and are very satisfied with the results .

Waterproof , easy clean up and no smelly dirty carpet anymore.

The weight issue should be no concern . LVP weigh's approximately 1 lb per sq. ft. and the weight is distributed throughout the coach .

I can't speak to your slide concerns since we have no slides , but I'm sure someone here can help answer your question.
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As said previously. It can be done, but you need to know your weights. No sense installing a floor that now limits your capacity to bring needed items and further kills your MPG. Flooring is heavy. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and try lifting one of those boxes. IMHO it's a waste of weight. I see and ad that has your weight at 12,760 lbs which leaves you with roughly 1,740 lbs leftover. Personally I do not believe factory spec'd weights and weigh them myself right after purchase.
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I added 6mm laminate.. I weighed as much of the rug and wall mirror etc I took out , about 83 lbs.. I had added 148 lbs of Laminate to floor and wall accents,,mldging, glue etc... not included,,

Since most of my remodel was mid to front or center.. the weight is spread,

Yes my old 30ft e350 with my other addons or extra batterys ( had 1, now 3), solar, inverter, Etc,, 2 large adults, 3 siberian huskys, and STUFF ...

I am at 95-105% of full load, depends on how much extra water, propane tanks, I addon or if I attach trailer that adds extra 350ish to rear.. Then I am at that heavy mark... But in my last rig was almost the same and 8 years and 68K of no issues,,
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I added 6mm laminate.. I weighed as much of the rug and wall mirror etc I took out , about 83 lbs.. I had added 148 lbs of Laminate to floor and wall accents,,mldging, glue etc... not included,,

Since most of my remodel was mid to front or center.. the weight is spread,

Yes my old 30ft e350 with my other addons or extra batterys ( had 1, now 3), solar, inverter, Etc,, 2 large adults, 3 siberian huskys, and STUFF ...

I am at 95-105% of full load, depends on how much extra water, propane tanks, I addon or if I attach trailer that adds extra 350ish to rear.. Then I am at that heavy mark... But in my last rig was almost the same and 8 years and 68K of no issues,,

So the LVP added a net weight of 65lb evenly distributed . That equates to approx. 10 gallons of fluid , fresh water , waste water or fuel . Would appear to be an easily managed weight gain .

No big deal.

I also found our MH rides better when close to maximum weight.
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I just had pergo put into my house, and I have a german sheperd, and she has scratched the heck out of my floors so if you have pets be ware.
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I just had pergo put into my house, and I have a german sheperd, and she has scratched the heck out of my floors so if you have pets be ware.
We have (Real) hardwood floors. As soon as I hear our dogs nails tapping the floor while she just walks, it's time to cut them.
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I just had my floor replaced at the factory. They absolutely refused to put in plank vinyl because they said the clearance for the slide outs would be an issue. Weight was never an issue. In the end we just put a higher grade sheet vinyl in. Good luck.
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Large class C do not have a lot of weight space for additions. I have installed Pergo hardwood and they are heavy. Check you unit weight and the weight of the material you are considering installing before moving forward. MHO
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