Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-04-2004, 09:08 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kistler
John, I wish you lived closer "we" might be able to do this little job. By the way, you live in Texas Hill Country don't you? We were in Boerne last April; it was beautiful. Actually the geography improved west of there (Boerne) about 60 miles.

Kistler
I live in the Hill Country near Austin. Pretty close to the edge of the Hill Country, though, about 6 miles from Austin City Limits.

West of Boerne is Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of Texas. and west of Bandera is my favorite Texas State Park, Lost Maples. 60 miles would put you pretty close to Lost Maples and Garner State Parks. That's my favorite part of Texas, also.

Back to the thread, I have already ordered 2 packages of bamboo flooring and bought the adhesive and some other items to do my 2003 Classic. Look for photos.
__________________

__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 09:36 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
LOST , Hawaii
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pahaska
Back to the thread, I have already ordered 2 packages of bamboo flooring and bought the adhesive and some other items to do my 2003 Classic. Look for photos.
Definitely. I really liked your cork, will be interested in how you like the bamboo, differences in installing, etc. I know you didn't have the cork long, how was it holding up?

John
__________________

__________________
74Argosy24MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 10:00 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by 74Argosy24MH
Definitely. I really liked your cork, will be interested in how you like the bamboo, differences in installing, etc. I know you didn't have the cork long, how was it holding up?

John
It seemed to be holding up great. I wet "Swiffered" it after each trip and it really shined. Real easy to clean up the trailer after a trip. I even dropped a can of sardines in oil on the floor when the can slipped while I was opening it. A little dish soap and water and there was no trac of the oil.

Interesting note: the Mayo Clinic installed cork floors about 50 years ago that are still serviceable. The stuff is really tough. About the only way you can harm it is to drop something sharp on it.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2004, 11:01 PM   #18
3 Rivet Member
 
Cstar's Avatar
 
2006 28' Safari SE
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 130
Images: 20
Here we are, the end of day two in the Pergo project. All the carpet is out and trimmed neatly under the cabinets. The Pergo is just about the same thickness as the compressed carpet and pad. So far I have found it easy to get under the edge of the cabinets etc. to allow a clean look to the installation. If things keep going as they did today I might not even need the moldings!

Starting in the doorway, we are about four boards out (thats four Pergo board or about eight boards in appearance). I figure we are about a quarter of the way through the installation and hope to finish up tomorrow.

One fly in the ointment. We found wet carpet under the sink. (Wet under the plastic,) We cut out the area and are allowing it to dry and will treat the area with a little bleach to ward off the evils of mold/mildew. Will have to contact the dealer we bought from used and test the 30 day warranty they offered.

We did pressurize the water system and did not find any leaks that we could see. But I think a trip to the dealer is in order.

I don't know what it would cost to have the carpet removed (even the way we did it) and Pergo installed, but what ever it cost it would probably be worth it. It looks great but it is difficult to complete. The number of cuts to go around the curves etc. and the confined spaces make for a challenging installation.

Corky
__________________
Cstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2004, 08:34 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Wet carpet

Quote:
One fly in the ointment. We found wet carpet under the sink. (Wet under the plastic,) We cut out the area and are allowing it to dry and will treat the area with a little bleach to ward off the evils of mold/mildew. Will have to contact the dealer we bought from used and test the 30 day warranty they offered.
I don't now what year your AS is, but my AS was flooded at one time due to some bad plumbing connections (do a search on "flood" for photos).

I would recommend that you unlatch the hinges on the rotating pantry and cut out all of the plastic under there so that it can breath. You can enlarge the opening behind the cushion to reach in there more easily ... my dealer enlarged the opening in mine when they fixed the plumbing.

Also, take out the rear dinette seat back cushion, take out the thin board behind the cushion, and cut out all the plastic that you can reach under the bathroom and check for wetness. You may find that is where the moisture is coming from.

Airstream created a terrible mold hazard by putting carpet with the plastic over under all that rear area. At least, removing the plastic will give it some opportunity to breath and dry out.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2004, 10:48 PM   #20
3 Rivet Member
 
Cstar's Avatar
 
2006 28' Safari SE
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 130
Images: 20
We can stick a fork in it. It's done. Not perfect but very presentable. I like the appearance better than carpet, and I am sure it will be more serviceable.

And, of course, now that we have taken out all of the carpet, we will buy area rugs to add color and warmth. Seems weird but in the end more practical than meets the eye. They can be removed and cleaned much easier than regular carpet and the normal maintenance is a breeze.

All in all, a good project and probably saved a bunch of money doing it ourselves.

Corky
__________________

__________________
Cstar 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
Wall-to-wall carpet alternative mcneon Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 9 11-20-2008 02:41 PM
Removing the old carpet - toilets & closets zoom240 Floor Finishes 13 06-11-2004 09:39 PM
Putting in new carpet wardster All Argosy Trailers 1 02-03-2004 01:02 PM
Carpet Squares Don in E Texas Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 1 07-04-2003 08:43 PM
Carpet Cleaning Advice JaceBeck Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 4 03-26-2003 11:25 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.