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Old 02-19-2015, 09:59 PM   #1
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Replacing carpet

I want to replace the carpet in my Salem 29RLSS. The carpet on the slide has a finished edge. Does anyone know if a carpet store will cut carpet to that shape and finish that exposed edge or if it can be bought from Forest River?
I really don't see why they would put very light colored carpet in any type of RV where the majority of foot traffic is coming in off of dirt or gravel. I understand that carpet is needed on the slide but why not a darker color that might not show dirt so easily.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:35 PM   #2
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Yes, it's called binding the edge. Any real carpet store can do this. I'm sure you want to install something superior to what FR uses. I always felt a durable berber made more sense in a camper.

P.S. - If you are handy, have a hot glue gun, a steady hand, and patience you can bind it yourself too. The edging is available is many generic colors and bought off the roll.
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. I too thought Berber would be a good way to go. I'm pretty handy but do not have a glue gun and patience is not my strong suit. I did just run two coax cables for my satellite dish and one for my cell phone booster and intend to mount the exterior antenna for the cell booster on my roof top crank up TV antenna, since it can be cranked up and down and turned to aim the directional antenna toward the nearest cell tower but that doesn't require too much in the way of patience.
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:40 AM   #4
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Barber is ok, but it has continuous filament. Which could be snagged and a run will occur. It is considered to be a type of commercial carpet, but it can give problems. A dense cut pile tweed would be a better choice and more forgiving. You can find binding technics on utube.
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Berber that is. Darn spell check!
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