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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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I raised my battery box in prep for installing my JT's Strong Arm stabilizers.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:03 PM   #2950
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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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Old 03-05-2015, 10:15 PM   #2951
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added supports around heater vents to remove soft floor spots

Soft floor area around the heater vent directly in front of stove made DW unhappy. FR overcut the flooring (when they cut the 4x8 inch vent hole they cut an inch past on all four sides) for heater vent installation. Thus, soft area around heater vent directly in front of range. Added 1/2 inch plywood and two aluminum braces to strengthen the floor area. DW thinks it's better than high heel sneakers. .

Tomorrow I will tackle the soft floor in bathroom caused by same overcut of floor vent heater installation. Supports are further away so will have to devise a different frame support but plan to use 1/2 inch plywood and 1 inch x1/8 inch aluminum angle.

Love the V-Cross but wish FR used a little better installation process.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:03 PM   #2952
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I took a picture of her how I left her. Before the first storm, I was working kn the WiFi setup. Since then, it was storm after storm.



Looks like she raised her antenna in a gesture of surrender!!:-)
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:10 PM   #2953
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TOWTA and I finally unloaded the 5er from our FL trip. 5 double arm loads of her clothes on hangers. No wonder I only get the small closet and one drawer while she gets 3 drawers, 3 hanging closets and under the bed. Also took at least 2 grocery carts full of groceries out of the pantry. NOW, if I could just get her to unload about 60% of the dishes/pots/pans, etc. we might get better gas mileage.

She even commented that the camper will never be loaded like that again. (Yea, right, I do recall hearing that last yr and the yr before)

I guess now I will have to unload some of the duplicate/triplicate junk in the front compartment.



That's why she always looks better'n you . :-) :-)
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:11 PM   #2954
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Changed out the standard 16K 5th wheel hitch on the TV today for a 16K slider hitch....hopefully will eliminate some bumping on those tight back ends.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:46 PM   #2955
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What did you do to your camper today?

I finished the installation of my JT's Strong Arm stabilizers. I'm a tired boy... down and up and down and up... working on a railroad gravel shed floor. Had a little trouble with parts. Does one of these self-tapping bolts look funny? (besides blurry)

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Yeah, looks like they forgot to roll the threads. What size is it?
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:37 PM   #2957
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Yeah, looks like they forgot to roll the threads. What size is it?
3/8"x1"-16
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:19 PM   #2958
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I think you need to tap the hole and then try to drive the bolt in
Maybe there the new rivets, got a blow torch
Did you order those through forest river
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Called my dealer and told them I'm coming to get it Thursday, finished or not. They've had it four of the 13 months I've owned it, it's been long enough and I'll just fix it myself and better then they ever will.

I've escalated it to Sierra, I've escalated it to someone higher up in FR without success.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:23 PM   #2960
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Nothing today, but IF it warms up a little tomorrow, I am going to pull a hub/wheel and pull the cups and cones to check numbers and order some Timken cup/cones & SKF seals. All US made.
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