Originally Posted by Jammer
...To replace it, would it be best to remove the cabinets and reinstall them, or can the existing carpet be cut out and carpet fit around the cabinetry?
yes and yes.
imo the best replacement is to PULL the sofa, dinette, beds ANY other interior bits screwed down into the carpet...
the use SHEET flooring of some sort over the subfloor and reinstall.
then use area rugs IF they are needed.
many many thousands of streamers have simply CUT the old carpet at the cabinetry borders
and reinstalled carpet or vinyl or floating plank flooring or what ever...
folk that use this approach are generally very HAPPY with the look and outcome.
the carpet is only attached at the perimeter,
so after cutting at the interior cabinet margins the stuff QUICKLY lifts up and is gone...
the problem with this quick/easy approach is...
ALL of the outer access doors and storage bays (on some models) will still have carpet INSIDE THEM...
so anything dirty, wet, smelly or camping seasoned, will be absorbed INTO that storage bay carpet.
that's not an issue for everyone and really replacement depends on HOW MUCH WORK ya wanna do.
they are MANY good threads with stepbystep and photo how2s on this carpet transplant issue in modern streams.