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Old 06-24-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Replace Carpet with Hardwood or Other?

We have carpeting in the front and back thirds of our 391 and bring three sizable dogs in and out. You can imagine the mud etc. Has anyone replaced the carpeting and linoleum with a hardwood floor? How difficult, how expensive?
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:37 PM   #2
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In our last motorhome we removed the carpet and put in Bruce laminate flooring. We found a bunch of it at a construction liquidation store nearby. I installed it just the same as you would in a house using the underlayment. I think the total cost was around $150 but we didn't do the bedroom and it was a 30' motorhome with no slides. It came out beautiful and was so much easier to clean. We will probably do the same with the Georgetown someday when the carpet wears out. My only concern is how to do it with the slides. I know there are companies that specialize in making over RVs that do this so it can be done. I would recommend it 100%
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Carpet Replacement

Yes, I looked over the flooring and thought that the slides would be the issue. I seem to remember a thread somewhere that required the slides to come out before the floor could be changed. I think that's my principle concern.
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I think this would really depend on the rig and the type of slide. I have not heard that myself. Certainly a call to one of the RV makover places could confirm that or not. My instinct is to leave the carpet in the slides and only replace the main flooring with the laminate. Take a look at this thread on the subject.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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I put laminate in my dads coach. The slides could be an issue depending on the type. On my dads the main slide lifted up so it wasn't a problem. The kitchen slide was on rollers but I made a ramp out of floor patch compound and it worked great
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