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Old 11-07-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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Smile What's under my carpet?

I have a 2008 Winnebago Destination 39W class A motorhome that was manufactured with linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom, with carpet in all other areas. It looks like the carpet was installed over the linoleum, but I'm wondering if anyone knows how far the linoleum extends under the carpet. I want to pull up the carpet, and would like to leave the linoleum in place if it's in good enough condition. I'll leave the carpet on the slideouts. Thanks!
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If it's like my '04 Adventurer, the tiles/vinyl, only goes under the carper a few inches.
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Thanks for the info, Tim.
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Beyond the vinyl it will be unfinished plywood. I'm not familiar with your model but it may be metal in the cockpit area.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:40 PM   #5
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If it's anything like our 2007 Sightseer, the linoleum doesn't go very far under the carpet. We removed all the carpet and linoleum in our coach. Up by the captain's chairs, there is metal under the carpet with incredibly sticky glue. It is the worst stuff I have ever encountered. My original plan was to put linoleum back in everywhere, but that glue is impossible to remove. We are putting carpet back down under the captain's chairs and linoleum everywhere else. Our slides come in right on the carpet with no rollers, so we are going to have several carpet-covered pieces of wood to put down when we put the slides in so it doesn't scratch the vinyl.



I tried to salvage our carpets by cleaning them when we purchased this in September and unfortunately only succeeded in making mud. It was disgusting. I'm not sure this rig was ever cleaned in its lifetime :( Vinyl isn't as soft and plush on the feet, but at least it can be truly cleaned!
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Agree with all the previous responses. Just to springboard off Kalldrin, when we ripped out our carpet and installed 12 x 24 vinyl self stick, all was a piece of cake until we attacked the cockpit area. Challenging!

As Kalldrin reports, some amazing adhesive under the carpet padding. Worse, the padding and carpet masked all the ripples and hollows in the metal floor. Rather than replace the carpet, our solution was to lay 3/8" plywood underlayment in that area. Held by adhesive and a few self-tapping screws. Then tile.

Depending on your point of view, we now have either a sunken (by 3/8") main salon, or a raised cockpit. A standard aluminum carpet-to-hard floor transition piece ties the two spaces.

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