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Old 08-29-2016, 02:08 AM   #1
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Replacing Carpeting on Slideout

We recently bought a Flagstaff Superlight 26'. We hate the carpeting, so this weekend I tore it all out. The linoleum covers most of the main floor, including the area that was under the carpeting except for a small segment along the back wall.

We'll be replacing the carpeting on the slideout with a vinyl wood-look floor. I'm sure someone has done this and I need help to figure out the best way to cover or disguise the black plastic seal that the slideout rests on. The carpeting had a flap to do this, but it's not feasible with the vinyl material. I can extend the vinyl a little (maybe 1 inch), but not far enough to cover the whole seal.

Anyone do a similar upgrade and come up with a clever solution?

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Old 08-30-2016, 10:32 PM   #2
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Here's the black seal I'm talking about. The light wood is the slideout floor that I'll be covering with vinyl flooring. It slides in over the black seal material, so I can't just cover it with a piece of wood trim. Maybe a piece of metal trim?

Anybody have pictures of your slideout floor joint with the main floor that is not covered with carpeting? Any ideas?
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:06 AM   #3
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Sorry, don't recall ever seeing a same level slide without carpet. If you just didn't like that particular carpet you can always take your measurements (or old carpet) to a carpet store and they can sew a new bound edge with some carpet you do like.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:12 AM   #4
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I would try to find a wood, metal, or plastic transition to put over the black seal material.

If it were me, I'd remove the "seal", and put a door seal under the transition you decide to use.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:16 PM   #5
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Can you find a paint that matches the vinyl flooring that might do the trick?
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:20 PM   #6
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That seal is required. it allows the chamfered edge of the drop down slide to work. It is needed to work and is integral for proper operation.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:10 PM   #7
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It's hard to tell from the picture, but is the slide floor level with the RV floor when it's fully extended?

What type vinyl flooring are you planning on using?
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:34 PM   #8
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Did u have to remove the black bar so that the carpet could be removed. We have the same issue u have and have been thinking about tearing out the carpet, but replacing it with stick and peel type carpet, then we can replace it when ever we need too, appreciate any comments regarding the type of carpet we are thinking of using.

Thank u very much.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:41 PM   #9
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Here is a link to an extensive multi-part article about replacing slide-out carpet with a non-carpet floor covering. His webpage contains articles as well as video. It is the most detailed information that I've seen on this subject. The replacement product that he uses is probably more cost prohibitive than what most of are willing to spend, but the upgrade process will be similar.

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Old 08-31-2016, 05:55 PM   #10
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Our living/dining room slide also has carpet. We replaced all the other carpet and vinyl with a new rolled vinyl. I researched methods for putting on the slide out floor and came up empty. The only slide floors I saw with either vinyl or laminate were the raised floors. In those cases the transition takes care of itself because it is at a different level. No bevelled edge to worry about.
I finally left the carpet on the slide but took it out and power washed it to get out the grit and grime and then reinstalled it.

Good luck with your adventure.

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