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Old 12-29-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Cracked vinyl flooring in 2004 Georgetown

On opening the door of my 34DS Georgetown I saw the vinyl area of the main living area was split in several areas and curled up presumably from the very cold temps here in Alberta.
Any suggestions on the replacement products would be appreciated. How is the interface between the carpet and the vinyl handled?
Is this a do-it-yourself project?
Does anyone know if there could be some sort of warranty coverage?
Any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-29-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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On opening the door of my 34DS Georgetown I saw the vinyl area of the main living area was split in several areas and curled up presumably from the very cold temps here in Alberta.
Any suggestions on the replacement products would be appreciated. How is the interface between the carpet and the vinyl handled?
Is this a do-it-yourself project?
Does anyone know if there could be some sort of warranty coverage?
Any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Happy New Year.
ChrisD
Won't be covered under warranty as they are only 1 year on RVs. Usually the vinyl in RVs isn't glued down like in a house. It is laid out and the cabinets are installed on top of it. Because it isn't glued down it can develop splits like you have discovered.

I would use this as an opportunity to lay down laminate wood flooring like Pergo or Bruce which just clicks together and can be laid right on top of the vinyl. No need to use the underlayment usually used with this type of flooring as the vinyl does that for you. Transitions are available to meet up with the carpet. Can also buy bull nose stair trim if you need to extend it into the stair area.

On our old motorhome we pulled out all the carpet and laid down some Bruce flooring we got cheap at a liquidation outlet store. Was the BEST upgrade we ever did for that rig. So much nicer looking and easier to keep clean.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks that great idea for us to consider - did you use quarter round by the cupboards etc. Just cover the split material? - ours goes right across the galley area in a big curve to the bathroom heating outlet and is quite a bit curled up. Will the transition material take curves? - the rug is curved around the front area infront of the doghouse.

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Thanks that great idea for us to consider - did you use quarter round by the cupboards etc. Just cover the split material? - ours goes right across the galley area in a big curve to the bathroom heating outlet and is quite a bit curled up. Will the transition material take curves? - the rug is curved around the front area infront of the doghouse.

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Chris. On our old rig there was a short (about 8") step up to the front seats so I ended the flooring at that point and left the front around the doghouse carpeted. I also left the bedroom carpeted. If you have slides then I don't know how to integrate the flooring with the area where the slide would over run it although I know others have done it on other rigs. I would be inclined to just cover over the vinyl area. I did use 1/4 round around the edges to cover the gap you need to leave for the floor to float. A small brad nailer works great for this. The rig now belongs to a friend and he stores it next to our house so I just took some pics so you can see what it looks like.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:41 PM   #5
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Thank you, It looks like a very nice job, I saw some plastic transition stripping that can be bent to curve around the radius of the rug curve. My slideouts don't cover the edge of the rug so there'll be no problem butting up to it.

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