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ArdraF

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2008, 03:03:15 PM »
BigSky,

All I can say is you're certainly doing your part to help spur the economy along!  ;)  It's fun, though, and I know you'll enjoy it when finished.

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Ernie Ekberg

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2008, 04:59:17 PM »
I did Jim  Godwards coach last summer. Guess he likes it- no complaint calls. We do that in the winter in Texas, also.
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bigskytct

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2008, 08:26:40 PM »
Yes Dave, it was a lot of work - we definitely took the advanced route. My wife says I am vey meticulous about these things (not her exact words). I'm sure there are simpler processes which could deliver a near same quality product. Items I would not skimp on are the quality of the flooring and the Silent Step underlayment. The detail work (around unusually angled counters and shower, behind the steering, around the steps, under the bathroom walls - took a lot of time. The time could have been cut in half - if we had limited these (just run up to the shower surround, not done the steps). We could have reduced the time even more by leaving the wood floor and only replacing the carpet - again half. In the end we did it all and I am pleased we did. I know that I won't have to touch the floor again while I own it, and it should increase the resale value when we sell it.  There were some good RV flooring people in Southern Cal but because of distance I never contacted them for a price.

We just bought the unit in May - So we won't be selling it soon (famous last words). Yes, we are doing our part with the economy - we got a good price on it and put about $8K into it (got a lot of bargains on stereos, PC's, etc. - thank you ebay). So it is still a good deal.

We did a 4,000 mile circuit of Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, WI, Indiana, etc. this summer - our family reunion circuit.   We weren't sure we would like RVing so we went with a lower cost entry, but we are hooked. 

Ernie, I was born in Billings MT - my Dad is in Billings, and My wifes parents are in Helena. I saw you have a Wanderlodge. When I bought the Safari  I thought that if I really like RV'ing I would trade-up to a Wanderlodge or Foretravel. I have heard good things about them. I have come to the conclusion that with any used unit you will want to customize it (make it your own). It will be a couple of years before I want to go throught the customization process again.  Though prices seem to be at an all time low.  My safari has a class 5 hitch on it , and way-oversized transmission cooler.  I get about 9MPG in mine now (8.2 if towing my wifes Toyota Sienna minivan) - and wondered how the Wanderlodge and Foretravel would compare. 

The point above about keeping the carpet clean was a good one. We have a 9 and 11 year old and wanted to not worry about tracking dirt in, sand from the beach, the occasional spilled drink, etc.  And even if you think your carpet is clean, it's not. Ours only had 40K miles on it, but when the carpet was pulled up there  was 1/4 inch of sand under the floor. It is nice knowing that it is clean and new inside. The flooring is a great upgrade.

Take care...

bigskytct

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2008, 08:59:13 PM »
Forgot the 4 Lifeline (coach)  and 2 Optima Blue (start) batteries I installed - another great (no worry) investment from eBay.

harley man

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2008, 02:25:09 PM »
I yanked the Monaco carpet job as soon as I purchased my coach and returned home, from our family business we had the choice of mechanics and availiable hardwoods at our finger tips. We install fifty hardwood jobs for every click job. Modern adhesives assure a quality floor that we could guaranty for twenty five years including the wood finish. I also junked the $1.00 step lighting and installed LED fixtures. The factory carpet job was held in place by over a thousand huge staples, Ugly!
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Ernie Ekberg

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2008, 08:36:44 PM »
I think the factory workers get paid by the staple.
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Jim Godward

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2008, 10:57:12 PM »
Ernie,

The pay at Newmar must be less than Monaco as I know I pulled 10,000 staples when we did mine.
Jim
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bigskytct

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2008, 01:50:39 PM »
There was no shortage of staples in the carpet here either. The old solid wood flooring was nailed and glued down.   :P

bigskytct

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2008, 10:09:59 PM »
Tom, I just noticed that I fat fingered their phone number - and I can't edit it in my original post. Any chance you can change it there and in the Library for me?  Thanks   :o

Should be:
574-773-7320 x3

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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2008, 10:38:30 PM »
I changed it in the original post but I guess I can't do it in the library. Tom will get it there.
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« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2008, 11:13:49 PM »
Got it, thanks.
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Re: RV Flooring The Right Way - An Amish Experience - Nappanee Indiana
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2009, 09:01:17 PM »
Thanks for the post.  I'm looking at redoing all of our RVs flooring as my winter project.  It's a 99 gas Class A and suits us nicely...and the price was right.  You've got a good looking rig. Thanks  :)
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