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Old 06-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Wooden stair covers.

Lord help me. Wife had to have "minimum carpet" which gave us beautiful, cherry-colored stairs to the bedroom in our Rockwood 8282ws 5th wheel. Now.......she wants to protect the "pretty wood" with removable rugs or carpet pieces. I wont let her lay rugs on the curved stairs because of the tripping hazard. They don't fit, and they move every time you step on them.
Question...has anyone dealt with this? And how did you solve it?
P.S. she means well. :-)
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Lord help me. Wife had to have "minimum carpet" which gave us beautiful, cherry-colored stairs to the bedroom in our Rockwood 8282ws 5th wheel. Now.......she wants to protect the "pretty wood" with removable rugs or carpet pieces. I wont let her lay rugs on the curved stairs because of the tripping hazard. They don't fit, and they move every time you step on them.
Question...has anyone dealt with this? And how did you solve it?
P.S. she means well. :-)
Velcro strips.
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We have traction strips that stick to the surface. They come in white or black, we have white. Provides safety by preventing slippage, but the beauty of the wood still shows.
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I guess your gonna have to trade it in for one wit rugs. Tell here thats the only solution.
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I guess your gonna have to trade it in for one wit rugs. Tell here thats the only solution.
Trying to work a new truck into the equation. Lol
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My new custom ordered 8282ws has arrived w/out the minimum carpet it was ordered with. Dealer says they will "fix" it. I'm concerned with how that can be "fixed". Even if the vinyl runs all the way under the carpet, there's got to be some damage where the carpet was tacked down across the floor between the kitchen and the living room. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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Lord help me. Wife had to have "minimum carpet" which gave us beautiful, cherry-colored stairs to the bedroom in our Rockwood 8282ws 5th wheel. Now.......she wants to protect the "pretty wood" with removable rugs or carpet pieces. I wont let her lay rugs on the curved stairs because of the tripping hazard. They don't fit, and they move every time you step on them.
Question...has anyone dealt with this? And how did you solve it?
P.S. she means well. :-)
We found those steps to be a bit slippery and thus dangerous.
I bought some black mats at Costco, that have a very sticky backside, and cut them to fit the steps perfectly. They do not fray where they are cut, look just fine, and simply do not move. This also eliminates the need to glue anything to the steps, so keep them like new.
But, for anyone who knows Costco, they don't always have the mats in stock.
But I looked everywhere for a suitable mat, and this was the only one with a sticky enough backing to stay in place.
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And joemazz, I wouldn't let your dealer touch it. You are right that there will be some sign of the removed carpet.
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My new custom ordered 8282ws has arrived w/out the minimum carpet it was ordered with. Dealer says they will "fix" it. I'm concerned with how that can be "fixed". Even if the vinyl runs all the way under the carpet, there's got to be some damage where the carpet was tacked down across the floor between the kitchen and the living room. Any thoughts?
We bought a rubber backed runner from Wally World and Velcro'd them down. Between the rubber back and the Velcro, they don't move.
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We bought a rubber backed runner from Wally World and Velcro'd them down. Between the rubber back and the Velcro, they don't move.
If you get the Costco mat, you don't have to glue anything to the steps and wreck the finish.
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It's either live with the carpet or make them order a new RV.
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