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Old 03-09-2013, 05:36 PM   #183
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Our kitchen & bath have hardwood that PO added but the kitchen got wet
and is now covered with a snap on isle rug. I replaced all the original carpet and it made it a new RV. Vacuming is a bore but year round use tells us the carpet is the most comfortable floor in high use RV's.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:55 PM   #184
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Let's get this "carpet" party started!


DW and I laid down the first 4 carpet squares. The pattern she has selected to lay out is definitely different from my original thoughts...



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We plan to carefully cut and place 1-2 squares each evening for the next week or so.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #185
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DW learned of a local auto upholstery shop from a colleague at work, Don's Auto Upholstery.

Family owned business for almost 50 years. It appears they do a lot of custom work as well as service a majority of the auto dealers in Memphis and the surrounding area.
I left work a little early and dropped off the jack knife sofa, barrel chair and dinette cushions. DW instructed the owners son to replace all the foam, wrap each cushion in Dacron, convert the barrel chair cushions from being attached to removable. It turns out we were about 1/2 yard short of the Marine Vinyl, so off to the fabric store. DW not only found the right material, she had a 50% off coupon. It doesn't get any better then this....The upholsterer thinks the job will be done in about two weeks (yay!).

All in all a good day! Saved us a 200 mile round trip to drop off the furniture ( her first choice).

Much to do in the next few weeks in preparation for our first trip of the season.
DW retires on Friday 26APR13, we'll celebrate her best friends birthday and celebrate her retirement on Saturday 27APR13...
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #186
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Wow! Well your wife certainly isn't a beige kinda person huh? I actually think its going to be striking. I also love the Flor carpet tiles, awesome catalog.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:41 AM   #187
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Yesterday, a local carpet place that does a lot of work in our park (LYH in Melbourne, FL) installed a cork floor in our rig. The flooring came in 12 inch squares approx. 1/8 inch thick. The tiles were pre-finished. The installation looked great. We chose it because it is light weight, a good insulator (sound and heat), flexible, and a "green" product.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:43 AM   #188
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DW had to work today, So, left alone to my own devices....

I know, let's flush all of the old fluid from the brake lines.

Photos to come...
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #189
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I know, let's flush all of the old fluid from the brake lines.

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Don't forget to wipe out the reservoir tank, mine was thick with crud, on the 2000 I needed a mirror to see the interior where they located it on the frame.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:46 AM   #190
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Don't forget to wipe out the reservoir tank, mine was thick with crud, on the 2000 I needed a mirror to see the interior where they located it on the frame.
Dave,
Good advice, it was nasty in there!

Took me about 1/2 hour to find the master cylinder and pop the retainers off.
Luckily, I had a Mityvac handheld vacuam pump (bought last year to help diagnose ECM issue):




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Spent the next hour loosening the bleeder screws without snapping them off (yes Seafoam Penetrating Oil is amazing!).
I would attach a hose to the bleeder screw,
work the vacuam pump until the cup was full,
secure the screw,
dump the nasty old fluid,
crawl out from under the coach,
fill the brake fluid reservoir,
"Rinse and Repeat".

Appears as if the brake fluid was original to the coach.

Used about 1/2 gallon of fresh brake fluid until the lines were clean.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:51 AM   #191
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Yesterday, a local carpet place that does a lot of work in our park (LYH in Melbourne, FL) installed a cork floor in our rig. The flooring came in 12 inch squares approx. 1/8 inch thick. The tiles were pre-finished. The installation looked great. We chose it because it is light weight, a good insulator (sound and heat), flexible, and a "green" product.
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DW loves cork floors, she had them in San Francisco...

Can you take some photos of the finished project?
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:52 AM   #192
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Wow! Well your wife certainly isn't a beige kinda person huh? I actually think its going to be striking. I also love the Flor carpet tiles, awesome catalog.
Reinergirl,

DW is definitely not afraid of color!
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:56 AM   #193
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Good advice, it was nasty in there!

Took me about 1/2 hour to find the master cylinder and pop the retainers off.
Luckily, I had a Mityvac handheld vacuam pump (bought last year to help diagnose ECM issue):

Spent the next hour loosening the bleeder screws without snapping them off (yes Seafoam Penetrating Oil is amazing!).
I would attach a hose to the bleeder screw,
work the vacuam pump until the cup was full,
secure the screw,
dump the nasty old fluid,
crawl out from under the coach,
fill the brake fluid reservoir,
"Rinse and Repeat".

Appears as if the brake fluid was original to the coach.

Used about 1/2 gallon of fresh brake fluid until the lines were clean.
Oh, BTW...

Used this funnel to fill the brake reservoir from inside the cabin:




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Removed the doghouse cover, popped the master cylinder cover, placed the funnel in the reservoir and was off to the races!
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:33 AM   #194
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cesalie2 -- I tried some shots of the new cork floor, but none did the installation justice. It goes wall to wall and front, from edge of "dog house", to foot of bed. Carpet on dog house and at sides of bed still looked new and did not need replacing.

p.s. -- the new floor is almost as warm as the carpet on my bare feet on a cool morning.

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #195
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DW and I layed down another carpet square yesterday.
We have about 9 linear feet completed, 13 feet to go.



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Grandkids spent the day with us, DW just had to take them shopping for their Easter Outfits! She purchased them an outfit for Palm Sunday and another for Easter Sunday. The kids were real cute in their Easter finery...2 down and 3 more to take shopping this week.

Hey, Don't I get a new outfit?
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #196
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