Tired of the crummy carpet on your slide?

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by erniee, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. erniee

    erniee Member

    you can try this:

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  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Good looking job. Did you do it yourself? When retracting the slide does it not scar/scratch the flooring as it comes in?
  3. erniee

    erniee Member

    Yes, I do this work by myself. Each coach is different and I check that out before proceeding.
  4. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    well I had to keep the carpet in mine. I was told it would mess the new floor up if I went with anything other than carpet
  5. erniee

    erniee Member

    Hollis, do you have a slide? If so, does it have rollers or skid strips? This way I can figure out why, whoever said you had to keep carpet, declared that.
  6. ejdixon

    ejdixon Member

    Great job, erniee! How long did this take you to finish this?
  7. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Hi Ernie, I had bamboo flooring, and the slide out was on carpet. I redid the floor with vinyle and everything else was with new carpet. The slide skid across the carpet. I was told that it would mess up the vinyle if I did not put carpet back in, so that is what I did.
  8. JCZ

    JCZ Member

    Probably one of the parrots that works at dealerships.

    As I get older (spell that a bit "wiser") I learn more and more that if their lips are moving I can't trust what's coming out and it's prudent for me to confirm or deny for myself via another source. I'm from California but I tell them I'm from Missouri.....they have to show me.

    As far as the slide goes, my 2013 Fox Mountain is carpeted inside the dining area (inside the slide) however, the floor that it slides over (the kitchen floor) is a very nice vinyl.

    But I have to say......the photos above look very inviting. Erniee.....would you mind doing mine in the dark, distressed look wood? :p
  9. erniee

    erniee Member

    well, I'm not a parrot that works at some dealership. I thought I would post that to this forum to show what can be done with an update to your coach. So if you don't like it, delete it.This forum isn't very firendly.
    and this forum is quite dead, thats why i don't post much here. and I have been a member of this forum sine 2001-
  10. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Hey erniee who ruffel your feathers? I thought what you did was great and from what I read so did a lot of others.
  11. erniee

    erniee Member

    Sorry, Hollis- at 65+, I'm not keen on being called a parrot. I try and do a good job on all my coach work. I am the cofounder of the Wanderlodge forum- so i am no newbie to all this rv stuff. Ernie Ekberg
  12. JCZ

    JCZ Member

    I don't believe anybody called you a parrot Erniee. You asked Hollis who told him he had to keep carpet......I simply, tongue in cheek....replied that it was probably one of the parrots that works at a dealership (somebody that parrots what they've "heard" without having any factual basis or support to back up their claim). Nothing directed towards you at all.

    As a matter of fact, I went on to say "But I have to say......the photos above look very inviting. Erniee.....would you mind doing mine in the dark, distressed look wood?"......which is definately a complament if you read it the way I meant it.

    I just read every post again, in this thread.......they were all friendly and supportive of your efforts. You might want to read them again. Very friendly bunch here!

    You say "65 +" like that's old. Come on Erniee, we're all youngsters here at this age.....100 is old.:stupid:
  13. erniee

    erniee Member

    Ok- I concede. Guess I was reading too fast- maybe too much cafeeine?
    Anyway- that wood is handscraped hickory- and it does come in many colors.
  14. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Well erniee glad you are back, I was told by a RV repair shop that I could not put vinyle down where the slide slide in. Oh well it done and I am satifired with it.BTW ERNIEE i BE 65 THIS JUNE,, vert young age if you keep thinking it is.
  15. Boyde31

    Boyde31 Junior Member

    I like it a lot. I was actually thinking about doing this myself. How difficult was it to do if you did do it yourself?
  16. erniee

    erniee Member

    You have to see how your slide is constructed. Check yours out and see if it has: rollers, plastic skids, or raised with or without rollers and let me know. We can proceed from there. Ernie

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