Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Buxton, North Dakota
Posts: 1,037
Replacing Dinette and Carpet

I have removed the dinette and will replace that with table and chairs. We have created a buffet under the window with three kitchen base units. We want to replace the carpet with vinyl tiles but are worried abut the shoe under the slide that was designed for carpet. One option is to retain the carpet out to the point that the shoe comes when the slide is in all the way. I was thinking another option is to build my own shoe on the leading edge of the slide using hard wood wrapped with carpet, adjusted so that it would bear most of the weight. If I did that my concern is how to transition from carpet to tile.
__________________
2003 Winnebago Adventurer 38G F53/ V10 605 watts of Solar
1999 Winnebago Brave 35C Handicap Equipped
F53/V10
1999 Jeep Cherokee & 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade
John Hilley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Hilley View Post
I have removed the dinette and will replace that with table and chairs. We have created a buffet under the window with three kitchen base units. We want to replace the carpet with vinyl tiles but are worried abut the shoe under the slide that was designed for carpet. One option is to retain the carpet out to the point that the shoe comes when the slide is in all the way. I was thinking another option is to build my own shoe on the leading edge of the slide using hard wood wrapped with carpet, adjusted so that it would bear most of the weight. If I did that my concern is how to transition from carpet to tile.
Have you got any answers or info on replacing the carpeting, can you post any pictures of what you have now and plan to do - we are also wanting to do this and have been told we cannot replace with anything but carpeting because of our slide runners (that they are made for carpet), love to have any info you find on this subject.
Thanks, Darlene
Darlene7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 09:55 AM   #3
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Palisade CO
Posts: 895
Pace89 did what you are doing except he installed laminate flooring. If you do a search on his screen name you can see pictures of how he did it.

I left the dinette as is and installed laminate.

We both left the original shoes in place.
So far I have had no problems - except for one scratch where Damncat had batted a paper clip under the slide before we got the trim in place.

I cut the carpet in front of the slide leaving enough so it could be stapled down securely and then used a T molding - available from Armstrong - to cover the edge of the carpet and the laminate.

I used door sweep strips between the slide and the baseboard we installed. That keeps any small rocks or paperclips from getting under the slides.
__________________
Clay WA5NMR - Ex Snowbird - 1 year, Ex Full timer for 11 years - 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N Workhorse chassis. Honda Accord toad.
Clay L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
Winnebago Owner
 
pace89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 114
Hi if interested my projects (including laminate floor/dinette removal) are at:

http://www.picasaweb.google.com/sight04

(Thanks for the reference Clay L)
__________________
Terry & Bev:
2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N - Workhorse Chassis - Toad 2008 Ford TaurusX -
FMCA 261771 - USAF 1956/76 Retired.
pace89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 09:42 AM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Buxton, North Dakota
Posts: 1,037
I have progressed to the point where I think I will cut of the dinette portion of the slide to be even with the couch part. It appears that there may be two shoes under the dinette area. It also appears that the existing shoe would work ok on the tile. If necessary I can build a shoe on the leading edge of the slide for the dinette section. I had to put 1/4" underlayment across the entire floor as the existing floor is too rough and has a lot of holes where it was screwed to the frame.
__________________
2003 Winnebago Adventurer 38G F53/ V10 605 watts of Solar
1999 Winnebago Brave 35C Handicap Equipped
F53/V10
1999 Jeep Cherokee & 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade
John Hilley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
pace89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 114
John that is an interesting approach, cutting the slide to match the couch; I never thought of that. Are you going to take it (slide) to the back wall or leave that part as is ? Please post photos when you are finished.
__________________
Terry & Bev:
2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N - Workhorse Chassis - Toad 2008 Ford TaurusX -
FMCA 261771 - USAF 1956/76 Retired.
pace89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Buxton, North Dakota
Posts: 1,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by pace89 View Post
John that is an interesting approach, cutting the slide to match the couch; I never thought of that. Are you going to take it (slide) to the back wall or leave that part as is ? Please post photos when you are finished.
I am going to leave that as is. We are creating a buffet with 3 kitchen base cabinets with two 24" and one 27" in the center. Each has a drawer and two doors. The bottom of the side cabinets has a pull out slide.

I tried to call Winnebago to get a drawing of the slide, but they are closed for the 4th yet. The drawing on line doesn't match mine, so it must be a "typical" with some variations in the shoes.

I will post pictures when finished.
__________________
2003 Winnebago Adventurer 38G F53/ V10 605 watts of Solar
1999 Winnebago Brave 35C Handicap Equipped
F53/V10
1999 Jeep Cherokee & 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade
John Hilley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winnebago Adventurer 35U Slide out update for replacing carpet with vinyl Jbmsr Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 120 04-23-2018 09:10 AM
Replacing carpet with vinyl planking-- Bill62 General Maintenance and Repair 10 07-06-2006 04:21 AM
replacing carpet SeaRay General Maintenance and Repair 9 10-24-2005 09:13 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.