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Old 05-27-2002, 02:36 PM   #1
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Partial Floor change

When we get our MH out of the shop, we are considering removing the carpet at a point just in front of the door over to the end of the sofa, and installing Pergo all the way back to a line as you enter the bedroom just in front of furnace. We feel that the Pergo will be a good utility floor, and we can eliminate any disadvantages of the carpet. This would leave carpetting in the Front Room area of the coach, and the bedroom, while providing good utility flooring for traffic. Any comments or cautions anyone can make which would be helpful to us????
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Flooring

We did that but with vinyl sure make a differance in cleaning it is unbeleivable. Now we are kicking around the same idea only going through to the front and just having carpet from the bath to the back. We have the model that has two couches in the back so we put 4 inch foam on it and now have a bigger that king bed. We have to use tee shirt sheets as they will fit better. We have some of the wood left when we did our house so we are going to just lay it down to see the effect. Seems like it would be quieter also as I believe that it is 6 ply. I will lay it out and send a pict to see.

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Old 05-27-2002, 03:27 PM   #3
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What are tee shirt sheets???? Anxious to see pictures of what
you are proposing.
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Tee shirt sheets

They are shhets made from jersey fabric and are very soft and comfortable. We buy the high quality and they do not get little bumps on then they are great and also stretch.
I will take some pictures of the whole inside and post.
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OK - Fine, we now know what T-Shirt Sheets are - will be anxious to see the pictures. RE Floor - after looking at all the Posts and Andy's comments. we did the Home Depot Fantastic and decided on their Pergo - it really looks like what we want.
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one comment on Pergo or other laminate flooring-
it has been a wonderful addition in my house, have had it about 5 years now. Cleaned only with a white vinegar and water solution and it looks new. Just don't use much water on it as it will buckle if you do. We clean with small amounts of the liquid and use a swiffer type cloth to clean before ( dust it).
Dr Joe - I expect you have seen Peter's posts on this, as he floated some bondo type material to flatten the floor before applying the laminate over it. He had sone rivets or something sticking up there.
I intend to do my kitchen and possibly more as well.
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Old 05-31-2002, 06:23 PM   #7
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Yes Alan, we read very carefully Peter and Igor and others regarding floor treatments and decided on Pergo after Andy made his comments. Appreciate your info on how you cared for the material - that is very helpful.
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Dr Joe,
When I installed my pergo floor, I made duplicate pieces for the area by the door and did not glue the first 2 pieces to the rest of the floor. If they ever get rained on and destroyed, I can easily replace them.
I also was not happy with readily available pergo transition pieces for carpet. They had a high profile, making it easy to trip over. I used these aluminum strips instead.
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Peter, I was a bit worried about the termination strips also, and I really like the aluminum strips you used. Where did you get them? are they a Pergo alternative?? You are right - the low profile is very important around the doorway to the coach,
Thanks again,
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Dr Joe,
this picture will help you to identify the aluminum strip at your local hardware/lumber company.
Also note that the carpet is under the strip, whereas with the pergo transition strips, your carpet has to run up to the strip.
In my case the carpet tack strip (with the mean pointed nails) is actually located under the strip and the carpet padding stops right at the strip, allowing for level installation and hiding the mean nails.
There is a slight bevel in the aluminum strip, just enough to make a perfect transition between pergo and carpet.
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Thanks Peter - the picture and text are a tremendous help. That is going to be a perfect solution to the portion at the doorway.
We thought we would get Belle out of the shop today and could think about the floor, the transmission installation went great, but on test drive, he did not like the way the engine was running even after going over it completely, and also doesn't want to turn it back to me with the steering as loose as it is, so I guess it will be in the shop for another week.
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What was the problem with the steering and how did your mechanic fix it? Mine is not bad but I am curious as to the problem and remedy.

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My mechanic reviewed the repair receipt of an alignment job done on the coach just prior to our purchase, he eliminated the chance that the problem was with tires or alignment, SO, after test driving it, he examined every aspect of the front end and sterring linkage. He found serious wear in the steering linkage support system - the LEFT IDLER ARM ASSEMBLY had to be replaced in its entirety. Cost -- labor and parts (which incidentally are readily available from Chevrolet) ran $188.00.
However, this did the trick - the vehicle is now very stable and steering is flawless.
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