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LspTpr

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sister had free laminate
« on: January 13, 2010, 09:38:15 AM »
bought my 2002 winn Ultimate Advantage in May 09 and been very happy.  Unfortunately, wife was never happy with the carpet and really wanted something done with it.  I had every excuse i could think of until I found out my sister in law had extra laminate flooring left over from her home remodel.  Brazilian Cherry and it matched up in the motorhome.  Never laid flooring/carpet in a motorhome but gave it a try and here are the results.  60 dollars for the Berber carpet and about 70 dollars in supplies/trim.  Cant complain to much except for the knees.
2002ultimate advantage 40E
New Orleans La

Clay L

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 09:44:53 AM »
Looks good!! The price was great too.
 It cost me about $1200 in material and tools to do mine - you came out way ahead.
Clay (WA5NMR), Lee (Wife), Katie & Kelli (cats), Sali (toy poodle)
Settled down after full timing for eleven years and snowbirding for one year in a 2004 Winnebago 35N Sightseer, Workhorse W 20 Chassis. Honda toad

Mike and Paula

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 05:26:23 PM »
Nice i did mine last fall
Mike
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27' Holiday Rambler Alumalite- Slow
Porshce Turbo 911 (930)- Fast!

LspTpr

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 06:51:01 AM »
mike, that looks very nice.  my only problem is now that I've shown I can do it the wife wants the bedroom done and of course, the blinds have to be changed out now.  Seems to be never ending cycle, just like the stick house.
2002ultimate advantage 40E
New Orleans La

tswms

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 08:34:52 AM »
The four most feared words in home remodeling,"While we're at it".

One job always leads to another. It seems RV'S are no different.

Tony
Tony
90 Newmar Kontry Star
07 Saturn Ion
Siloam Springs AR (NW)

Ernie Ekberg

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 09:20:07 AM »
check out this australian cypress I just installed
Ernie Ekberg, Weatherford, Tx
Prevost Liberty Classic XL
www.ernieekbergflooring.net

threeful

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010, 09:31:03 AM »
How much moew weight ios added by adding this wooden floor.  Any Idea?
Bill T
Central PA
2003 Sierra Fifth Wheel
2004.5 2500 Dodge 4x4

Clay L

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2010, 10:10:17 AM »
How much moew weight ios added by adding this wooden floor.  Any Idea?

I calculated the laminate weight from the info furnished by Armstrong. We weighed a measured square yard of the old carpet and pad, multiplied that by the square yards of carpet removed and subtracted that from the laminate weight. 
As I recall the net additional weight was about 100 pounds (we did the whole motor home except for the cabin area).
I think DW will remember exactly. I will check with her and edit this post if necessary.
Clay (WA5NMR), Lee (Wife), Katie & Kelli (cats), Sali (toy poodle)
Settled down after full timing for eleven years and snowbirding for one year in a 2004 Winnebago 35N Sightseer, Workhorse W 20 Chassis. Honda toad

Ernie Ekberg

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2010, 07:29:40 PM »
The amount of weight from adding wood to the coach is a non issue. It would be like having a young adult as a passenger-- but the weight is distributed over the coach.
Ernie Ekberg, Weatherford, Tx
Prevost Liberty Classic XL
www.ernieekbergflooring.net

Clay L

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 12:20:34 PM »
The amount of weight from adding wood to the coach is a non issue. It would be like having a young adult as a passenger-- but the weight is distributed over the coach.

It was not a non-issue in my case. I am right at my allowed CCC and additional weight matters no matter how it is distributed.
Clay (WA5NMR), Lee (Wife), Katie & Kelli (cats), Sali (toy poodle)
Settled down after full timing for eleven years and snowbirding for one year in a 2004 Winnebago 35N Sightseer, Workhorse W 20 Chassis. Honda toad

PatrioticStabilist

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Re: sister had free laminate
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 02:18:05 PM »
I was wondering about the weight also, and hubby said the same that it isn't enough to worry about.

Beautiful flooring jobs. But hard to get in those tight little places, I'm not as agile as I used to be when young, sigh.