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Old 07-06-2016, 11:54 AM   #1
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Carpet or Tile in Bedroom?

About 10 years ago, my former division offered "lino throughout" for rental dealers. A rental dealer backed out of a couple, and they got sold to a retail dealer. At a retail show everyone commented that they loved the lino throughout, So we made it standard....with zero kickback.

Now, at Dynamax all my small stuff (Sprinter, E450) is lino throughout. The M2 Trucks still have carpet in the bedroom. I was about to make an option for Tile, in place of carpet in the bedroom...but now I wonder.

Should I just make that standard? And if you really want carpet, make that a no-charge option?

What say you? Carpet in bedroom only? or Tile throughout?
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:01 PM   #2
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Our Sabre needed repairs done to the slide and floor in the rear bedroom and the factory gave us the option of replacing the wood grain lino or swapping it out for carpet. Surprisingly my wife opted for the carpet. She does most of the indoor cleanup and I thought she would prefer the lino but apparently not. I prefer the carpet in the bedroom myself and my kids say they like it better as well.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:44 PM   #3
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recommended carpet in bedroom as no cost option.


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Old 07-07-2016, 09:11 AM   #4
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Thought about this and not sure it'd sway my decision on a unit one way or the other. On one hand I have noticed the tile to be a bit cold on cooler mornings, on the other hand I own socks. Other than that I think the cleanability makes the tile pretty appealing. Just not that much sq footage in the bedroom to make all that much difference though.

No cost option is probably the easiest, but really aren't dealers going to make the majority of the decisions for buyers?
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:19 AM   #5
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I like the bedroom carpet myself, love the vinyl everywhere else. I think if we trade to a Force HD or DX3 down the road I would stay with vinyl instead of the tile.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:20 PM   #6
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Bedroom carpet.....here in the Idaho mountains it is cold at night and I don't want to have to put slippers on to get out of bed in the middle of the night.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:51 PM   #7
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The plan is just to move forward with a "tile in place of carpet" option. Easiest to implement as well. We've always built them with carpet, that's what people expect unless otherwise noted, so this will make most sense.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #8
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My first TT was carpeted in the bedroom and after 9 years it looked really grungy. I vacuumed after every trip and sometimes during, but you can't really clean that little bit of a bedroom. This last TT was all lino, I loved it. A little sweeping and the whole floor was clean. If I needed a warmer floor a few small rugs did the trick and I only had to shake them out and wash occasionally. No carpet for me.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:16 PM   #9
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Definitely want vinyl/tile flooring. One of the deciding factors in our choosing a GT 364TS was the fact that there was no carpeting throughout. So much easier to keep clean.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:51 PM   #10
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My first TT was carpeted in the bedroom and after 9 years it looked really grungy. I vacuumed after every trip and sometimes during, but you can't really clean that little bit of a bedroom. This last TT was all lino, I loved it. A little sweeping and the whole floor was clean. If I needed a warmer floor a few small rugs did the trick and I only had to shake them out and wash occasionally. No carpet for me.
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