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Old 03-05-2015, 02:31 PM   #2941
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The NEXT Big Mod...

When All this ice goes away and we actually have a DECENT weekend ...

We got our camper carpeted in the Living room - I am seeing more and more campers that have the "minimal carpeting" option (carpet in the bedroom and slides only.)

This got me to wondering just how hard it would be to pull up the carpeting and install a nice laminate floor. And...what TYPE of flooring? The sticky back tiles? Or?

Has anyone out there done this mod to their camper?
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:35 PM   #2942
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Sold our Rockwood pop up....Pouring rain in Ohio, with snow still on the ground and it sold..... now for good weather to take the new one out....
We had one 40 degree day back in january, cleaned all the snow from on top and around it, popped it up so a family could look at it and it sold! It's still here, because it hasn't stopped snowing since. We are looking forward to deliver of our new HTT as soon as it stops snowing...maybe in April at the rate we're going!
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:45 PM   #2943
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... We got our camper carpeted in the Living room - I am seeing more and more campers that have the "minimal carpeting" option (carpet in the bedroom and slides only.)

This got me to wondering just how hard it would be to pull up the carpeting and install a nice laminate floor. And...what TYPE of flooring? The sticky back tiles? Or?

Has anyone out there done this mod to their camper?
We installed a floating vinyl floor in the old toyhauler. Used vinyl strips that looked like pine planks, each strip had an adhesive edge to lock it to the strips on either side. We put down small quarter-round as baseboards and to hold the whole thing down. It looked pretty good, except for the first two strips where DH set them up flush to each other instead of cutting one to create the offset plank look. We usually put a floor mat over it anyway, so it was never an obvious flaw. I think they also make some of the long sticky-backed ones if you don't like the idea of the vinyl "floating."
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:52 PM   #2944
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When All this ice goes away and we actually have a DECENT weekend ...

We got our camper carpeted in the Living room - I am seeing more and more campers that have the "minimal carpeting" option (carpet in the bedroom and slides only.)

This got me to wondering just how hard it would be to pull up the carpeting and install a nice laminate floor. And...what TYPE of flooring? The sticky back tiles? Or?

Has anyone out there done this mod to their camper?
Removing the carpet is a JOB! You have to cut it along all the edges and pull hundreds of small staples. There is vinyl under the carpet. Took me over 6 hours to cut and remove the staples.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:05 PM   #2945
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Can't do a thing to our TT... Can't even get to it with the snow!

However, purchased a couple upgrades for our HG today. One to make me happy, and one to make DW happy...

For me, pair of these:



to replace the tragically dim factory:



For DW, this:



To replace the standard TT ceiling light in the couch slide and complement the island lights.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:57 PM   #2946
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I am seeing more and more campers that have the "minimal carpeting" option (carpet in the bedroom and slides only.)
We ordered ours with minimal carpet and none in the bedroom and love it.
We sweep out everything but the slides with a broom. Wish we could have ordered it with none in the slides as well.

It's a zero cost option that "should" save the buyer money, since it saves FR time and money.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:58 PM   #2947
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Can't do a thing to our TT... Can't even get to it with the snow!

However, purchased a couple upgrades for our HG today. One to make me happy, and one to make DW happy...

For me, pair of these:



to replace the tragically dim factory:



For DW, this:



To replace the standard TT ceiling light in the couch slide and complement the island lights.
Ceiling light looks nice, where did you get that?
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:27 PM   #2948
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Ceiling light looks nice, where did you get that?
Thank you! DW fell in love with the more refined look of it. It is a Gustafson model 55 558XYZ15. I ordered it directly from them. Paid a few dollars more doing so, but I will have it in-hand come Tuesday. If ordered through a retailer, it would have been 3-5 weeks.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:44 PM   #2949
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We plan on leaving in 3 weeks for our 1st road trip since retiring last month so I blew a path through 3ft of snow in front of the camper so that we can make our getaway in case the spring thaw comes late this year.

Also in the process of doing a "pin box to bumper" LED Upgrade and I just replaced my 3 year old pooped out house battery with a new Trojan SCS150.
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