Jump to content

New carpet or tile.


Recommended Posts

 I would like to replace the carpet in my 2007  dynasty. I’ve read where there’s more to it than just putting in new carpet. I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations for people that do that kind of work in motorhomes?  I live in California but I can travel. I would actually like to put in new tile but not sure with the weight on the slides if that’s possible.

Don

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don

I put all new carpet (I like white expensive carpet) feels nice on the feet,warm. I took out the seats/sofas and that's it. The most labor extensive part was tearing out the old with all the staples, buy lots of blades for your knife, I hammered all the old staples back into the wood, nothing was rusty or wet/ moldy ,nice and dry.

would I would do better next time is try to keep all the areas in one piece, I have a fairly large garage, so in saying that we took the pieces out laid it onto the new carpet and cut/traced everything out, mind you we had washed the garage floor to ensure everything stayed clean, air stapler and away we went. 2 days of labor and I think it was 2100 for carpet /staples and looking after a friend to help out. I have the original heated tile in bathroom and galley that I will not get rid of, my wife hates it but she says "it's your coach" do what you want.

vacuum often,shampoo once year/ more often if needed. When it looks and starts to get worn  I will throw it out and do it again.

I like carpet, I like the retro look, I still Remeber the first prevost  that I traveled in, 1980 streetheart band bus, we new the driver so he dropped the band off for the night to perform and pick us up and we headed to a party,  what an entrance that was!

Good Luck

Wayne 

1999 Signature Caesar 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I replaced the carpet three years ago with a thick pile carpet and the thickest padding available. All I did was unbolt the two chairs and the two couches. The carpet installers did all the rest and took on a couple of hours. The biggest problem was finding a shop who would install carpet in RV's. Their reluctance surprised me, which I still don't understand because there's nothing really unique. Make sure to see that they do a neat job in the driver's area.

 

The area to be covered is so small you probably can find/afford a highest-quality remnant. Keep looking if you don't find what you will be happy with.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I live in the Phoenix area & have installed carpet in several motor homes -- It is about a 3/4 day job -- The coach is not livable during that time -- I move the bed box to the living area & completely strip the bedroom -- After the bedroom is complete, then I do the front -- Bill Willard ---   williampwillard@gmail.com    480-540-7377  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just my two cents, we removed the carpet and the tile and had Ernie install engineered wood on all surfaces except for the driver side slide floor.  Love it and wouldn't go back.  Been in since 2014, still completely satisfied!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...