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Our new flooring
« on: October 10, 2007, 05:36:52 AM »
The attached photos show the original flooring, how it looked after they ripped it out, and the new flooring.  We are extremely pleased with both the flooring and the work done by Bradd & Hall here in Elkhart.  They finished the job in less than 2 days, ahead of the original estimate.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007, 06:24:33 AM »
Ned:

It looks great! All this because you needed a bolt in your chair. ;D ;D

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007, 06:36:34 AM »
Funny how one thing leads to another.  You should know that most of all :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007, 08:10:48 AM »
Looks great Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007, 08:17:59 AM »
Lookin' good! BUT what does Sasha think of the slippery floor everywhere while chasing her toys?
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 08:33:41 AM »
Looks really nice Ned.  What type of wood did you use?  I'm asking because we keep going back and forth with putting wooden floors in our new house being built.  We are getting mixed information as to whether the dog and cats will scratch the floor with their nails.

Good Job!!

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007, 08:39:54 AM »
Lookin' good! BUT what does Sasha think of the slippery floor everywhere while chasing her toys?

Now Sasha will just slid from the living area through the Galley before bumping into the wall. :D
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Re: Our new flooring
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2007, 08:47:36 AM »
The flooring looks great. I want to do that to our kitchen area of our motorhome.   ;D

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2007, 12:03:46 PM »
Sasha does NOT like the floor.  The first time she jumped up the steps, she slid right into the couch.  Now she doesn't want to climb the stairs :)  Of course, everything else slides too now that there's no carpet to hold things in place.  We need to get some non-skid for the recliner so it doesn't move around.

Marsha, we put in Moderna SoundGuard laminate from BHK.  It has it's own backing so no padding is needed.  It's very scratch resistant.  The temps dropped last night and today we're in Indy and it's 56F right now which is about the forecast high for today.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2007, 01:01:18 PM »
That's a great looking result Ned, congratulations to you and Lorna. One request - please don't show Chris, or I'll be nagged until we do something similar. She really would like to replace the carpet in our coach, although it's not that old.
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2007, 01:39:21 PM »
Tom:

Chris .... Nag?  Surely you jest!  :D


Ned: 

Looks terrific.  I became a loyal Bradd and Hall fan after they helped us remodel our Bounder several years ago.  They do quality work and don't waste any time at all.

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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2007, 01:53:56 PM »
Tom, then you had better not let Chris online to see the photos :)  Hm, perhaps I'll email them to her.

Margi, yes, B&H do excellent work and they finished ahead of schedule.  We only had to spend one night at the B&B.  The job was done the first night.  And they fixed my broken recliner at no charge even before we ordered the flooring.
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2007, 02:22:02 PM »
Any truth to the saying that replacing flooring in your RV is synonymous with changing your tires (i.e. buy new tires, then buy a new RV)?
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2007, 02:32:27 PM »
Nope, no truth at all to that statement.  Just the opposite, with the money we left in Elkhart, we'll be driving this coach for a long time.  Others have come to the same conclusion recently :)
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2007, 02:46:48 PM »
But Ned and Lorna got new tires not to long ago.  Now with new flooring installed, welll time will tell.
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2007, 03:01:50 PM »
We may put a fresh coat of paint on someday, but we're keeping this one.  It's built better than most of the newer stuff, and has had fewer problems too.
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2007, 03:07:07 PM »
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we're keeping this one

How many times have we heard that line  ;D
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2007, 03:35:54 PM »
From us, a lot, and we always mean it.
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2007, 03:53:05 PM »
Sure  ;)
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2007, 03:59:44 PM »
Well Tom, we'll buy a new coach when you make us a loan at 0% APR and $1 down and $1 a week :D
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2007, 04:03:13 PM »
Well Tom, we'll buy a new coach when you make us a loan at 0% APR and $1 down and $1 a week :D

Sounds like good terms we might even go for that Tom in fact we would even go as high as $5 a week. ;D ;D
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2007, 05:20:12 PM »
No loans here, out or in. Try your bank or credit union.
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2007, 05:56:19 PM »
No loans here, out or in. Try your bank or credit union.

Darn well guess we just keep the Eagle.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2007, 05:59:14 PM »
LOL Ron, there's absolutely nowt wrong with that beautiful Eagle. I was somewhat salivating over Gary & Nancy's Tradition. American Coach sure makes a good product.
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2007, 06:07:20 PM »
LOL Ron, there's absolutely nowt wrong with that beautiful Eagle. I was somewhat salivating over Gary & Nancy's Tradition. American Coach sure makes a good product.

Thanks Tom, as you know we are very happy with the Eagle.  Like Ned it is very unlikely we will be replacing it.
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2007, 06:30:35 PM »
Ned and Lorna,

Your new floor looks GREAT!!  :)  Thanks for all the photos, especially before and after.  We both enjoyed seeing them.  It must have been funny to watch Sasha initially.  I know, I'm mean, but it would have been funny anyway.  ;)

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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2007, 07:38:40 PM »
We may put a fresh coat of paint on someday, but we're keeping this one.  It's built better than most of the newer stuff, and has had fewer problems too.

Ned,

The floor looks great!

We've pretty much come to the same conclusion after a lot of talking and research on a new 5er.  Ours ain't broke and who knows what you will run into with a new one.

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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2007, 08:00:30 PM »
Ardra, we should have shot a video the first time Sasha ran up those steps.  She's finally figuring out that if she goes slower she won't slide so much.  Old dog, new tricks :)

Joel, welcome to the club :)  You can do a lot of remodeling for a fraction of the price of a new RV.
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2007, 09:30:00 PM »
New floor looks great. But I do feel sorry for Sasha ... maybe you could get her some sticky sole booties so she doesn't slip?

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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2007, 05:47:37 AM »
She has boots, but only for the rain.  She'll just have to learn to cope with the floor.
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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2007, 06:30:25 AM »
Funny how one thing leads to another.  You should know that most of all :)

I rode along when Ned & Lorna went to pick up their repaired chair at Bradd & Hall and left with an appointment for a new floor. Made the mistake of telling Sue where we had been and now as soon as we are out of the paint shop this week we are scheduled into B&H Monday  for our new floor. 8)

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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2007, 07:42:45 AM »
LOL Jeff. The Reiters and the Brewers might have started a new tradition in the forum. Of course, your new paint job might also start a new tradition.
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2007, 07:54:39 AM »
Tom you forgot to mention the soon to be new floor for Sue. ;D
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2007, 10:00:28 AM »
Ned & Lorna,

The new flooring really turned out great. It was nice that you didn't have to deal with any carpet on the slide.

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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2007, 12:06:01 PM »
Tim & Jan,

Actually doing the carpet on the slide was the easiest part of our redo.  I guess I will have to get on the ball and post pictures of ours too.  VBG
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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2007, 01:32:40 PM »
The slideout still has the original carpet, but since it's beneath the sofa it's only visible in the bottom of the kitchen cabinets.  Big advantage of a galley slideout, no floor :)
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« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2007, 05:16:40 PM »
We do have to keep our slide carpeted but the only area that will show is under our table.

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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2007, 12:25:14 AM »
Hi Ned,

The flooring looks great!! Can't wait to see it up close and personal!! :)
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« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2007, 06:20:24 AM »
Soon, Jim, soon :)  Only one big project left to go, and you'll see that one firsthand.
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« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2007, 04:54:43 PM »
Jim- post some pictures, I need the business. Ernie- in humid Texas
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« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2007, 08:53:00 PM »
Ernie,

gee, I thought you would be the manager by now, not the carpet layer anymore!! 

I've been down with more lung problems but I will go and take pictures tomorrow!!  Well maybe!!
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« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2007, 09:40:24 PM »
Jim- post some pictures, I need the business. Ernie- in humid Texas

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« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2007, 02:00:33 PM »
Jim- post some pictures, I need the business. Ernie- in humid Texas

Ernie,
Our Bird needs a new floor in the galley and bathroom. But I want tile, ceramic, porcelain, or etc.

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« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2007, 02:36:39 PM »
Liz,

We got tile in this motorhome and I really like it.  It goes all the way from the front door to the bedroom.  No more carpet cleaning!  ;)  I would comment on two things, however.  First, we would recommend the narrowest grouting.  Ours was supposed to have been narrow but they laid it with 1/4 inch grout and, by the time we saw photos, the cabinets had been put in and it was too late to change without great expense and hassle.  Second, be sure the grout is well sealed immediately.  Most  RV mfgrs. do not seal the grout; it's up to the purchaser to do it.  Our deal with Monaco - to make up for their mistake - was their promise to seal the grout extra well with a good quality sealer.  They did as promised and it's been wonderful.  I've had spills, grease, and even tar that came up immediately without any stains (can't say the same for the grout in our house which was poorly done).  The way to tell if the grout is properly sealed is to pour a little water on the grout.  If the water "beads" then it's a good job.  If it doesn't bead and soaks in, it's not done properly and you will get stains.  After almost five years and 30,000 miles of bouncing down highways, we're beginning to notice a few places where the grout and tile are separating, but they aren't very noticeable unless you're looking for them.  It's not like there are unsightly cracks across the grout, just loosening parallel to the tile lines.  Also, Pamela advised me to put a rug in front of the refrigerator in case anything falls out after driving.  I did that so there have not been any problems with cracked tiles which worried me initially.

We also would recommend porcelain because it's the same color all the way through.  If you do happen to get a gouge or crack it won't be as noticeable.  If you get regular tile the color is on the surface and a chip might show up as white when you have a colored tile.

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« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2007, 03:12:03 PM »
We originally intended to extend the tile we have in the bathroom and kitchen area to the front of the coach but the Power Gear flat floor slide we have rests on the floor when it is retracted and Bradd & Hall were concerned that that weight would crack the tile, hence the decision to use hardwood.

There must be quite a few built that way because when I mentioned wanting tile the first question Brad asked was if it would be under a slide.
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« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2007, 09:32:08 PM »
Jeff,

I'd have to agree with the slide cracking the tile. We had two cracks in our tile, which the factory fixed, because the wall sat on the tile and flexed down the road. Now it is just above by a fraction with no further cracking.
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« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2007, 09:40:12 PM »
Ned,

The new floor looks great. Question, did they remove the slide? If not how far under the slide were they able to get the new flooring. We are considering re-flooring, but are very concerned about removing the slide.

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« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2007, 06:08:01 AM »
Ken, they didn't remove the slideout for the flooring, but they did remove the sofa.  The new flooring extends under the slideout far enough so you can't see the edge.  They put a quarter round molding under the sink as well.  I don't know about a dinette slideout, that may have to be done differently than our kitchen slideout.
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« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2007, 07:08:57 AM »
Ned,

The new floor looks great. Question, did they remove the slide? If not how far under the slide were they able to get the new flooring. We are considering re-flooring, but are very concerned about removing the slide.

Ken


Ken,

When we spoke to Habingers in Decatur about redoing our carpet a few years ago they said they did not need to remove the slide. The owner should know since he owns a Dream. Did his in Marble!!! They also said to buy the best carpet since most of the cost was in labor! We haven't had it done but should. Can't believe the coach is almost 8 years old!! Two more years and they might not let us into TGO!! ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #49 on: October 15, 2007, 11:31:09 AM »
Ken,

Our slide was neither removed nor tipped to do the carpet.  The carpet on the slide was lifted and gave all the access we needed.   Newmar Dutch Star.
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« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2007, 01:15:32 PM »
All, this is very interesting about the tile and slideout.  Our kitchen-sofa slideout glides in over the tile and does not seem to have presented any problems.  In fact, the first little grout-tile separation I noticed was near the front door and not even near the slide.  We do move the small rug I have in front of the sink, but that's so the slide roller doesn't go over it and cause an unlevel condition or, worse, get stuck in the out position.  Precautionary more than anything.

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« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2007, 02:34:25 PM »
Ardra

You have a Monaco with the kitchen slide which has rollers under the slide like ours does and that makes a very big difference, I believe.
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« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2007, 05:40:08 PM »
Howdy, Ardra.
Thanks for your message and for uploading the photo of the tile floor in your coach. What color is that tile? It looks like off white, bone? Your point on the grout is well taken. I"ll remember that.

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« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2007, 05:57:30 PM »
Lorna, we'll go look later and see what's there.  ;)  Jerry's busy playing with his new USB wireless thingy.

Liz, it's basically beige with tanish flecks for the "design."  It matches the light cherry cabinets nicely.  And, even though we have a blue coach, the fabric trims are kind of tan so it all blends together pretty well.  By the way, I also like the shiny marble-like finish because it's easy to clean and looks nice.  In case you don't know about porcelain, it has a consistent pattern on every piece.  What varies when laid is not the design itself but how the layer-person sets it on the floor.  In other words, it's possible to have the exact same pattern placement for each tile, although changing them around makes a more varied looking floor.  I suspect the layer would prefer not to have to check every tile to make sure it's laid the exact same way.

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« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2007, 12:51:33 PM »
Wish me luck.  99 Gulfstream Voyager 34 foot.  I just started to rip up the old flooring and will post some pics.  Luckily I am not in a major hurry, just as long as it is ready by Jan 3, 2008 for the FL trip.

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« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2007, 06:52:19 AM »
Jim, hope you don't get the crud like you had earlier this year.
Liz, we can do ceramic. You might have to vacate the coach and stay in a -- bite my tongue-- motel.
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Re: Our new flooring
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2007, 09:09:12 PM »
Ned, floor looks nice, but where do you eat in your rig since I did'nt see a dinette?
Jerry
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06 Holiday Rambler Vacationer PST (Gas)
07 HHR Toad

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Re: Our new flooring
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2007, 07:11:31 AM »
The coffee table lifts up and serves as a dining table for 2 on the sofa.  We also have a wood tray table and the center of the desk pulls out into a full dining table.  We've fed 7 in the coach at one time.  The dinette was removed for the desk.
-- Ned -- Fulltimer 1997-2013
1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE
2007 GMC Canyon

 

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