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Old 05-02-2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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I hate carpet!

Just venting here.

I clean the carpeting in our trailer twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring after a winter in Florida. I use a Bissell Little Green Machine.

I just finished doing part of the carpet (have to move the furniture to do the rest) for the second time. The water coming back into the machine is still black!

We had all the carpeting in our house removed several years ago and replaced with hardwood. With the slides in the trailer, I think replacing carpet with something else might be a bit difficult. I noticed at the RV show in Tampa in January that the manufacturers are starting to get it and there is less carpeting installed now in RVs.

In the meantime I clean the carpets and gripe!
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:00 PM   #2
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That is why we leave our shoes outside.
After a person gets use to it, -- it just becomes habit.
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:06 PM   #3
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We tried that at first, then it became more and more difficult as we went in and out a lot and had people in. If the shoes are wet, they get taken off, but if they are dry, we don't fuss about it. Besides, I cannot control what happens when I am not there.

I am considering a few scatter rugs in front of the couch and recliners as those areas seem to be the worst. Scatter rugs can easily be washed in the washing machine. I have them at the door.
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:51 PM   #4
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I love having the carpet. I think your little green machine is not up to the job. I use a full size Bissel and it has not been a problem pulling the dirt out. We do have entryway mats and mats outside the door. We do take our shoes off but not always. Flip flops are usually the shoe of preference, at least in the warm weather.
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I think SeeBee at oone time removed his carpet and replaced it with with a laminate
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:58 PM   #6
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yes, I removed the carpet in the living area, but did not remove the carpet in the slide area of my CF29RK. I installed a floating laminate wood floor with an underlayment pad. I usede 1/4 round attached to the wall, etc., to hide the edges. To keep the slide from marking the laminate, I installed 3 six inch pieces of velcro under the slide carpet, along the edge of the floor. Then, when ready to put the slide in for traveling, I had 3 pieces of carpet, which I attached to the velcro, for the slide to run in on....one at each end of the slide and one in the middle.
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Thanks, seabee. Was it a huge job? Do you have to be super handy to do it?
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How much carpeting do you have? We only have carpeting on the slides. Under the dinette is where it gets touched the most. I also make everyone remove their shoes. My wife has three carpet runners going through the middle for the heavy traffic.
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Loneoak, I helped a friend, who is in the home remodeling business do the floor.
it is a moderately easy job, if you are the "handyman" type.
We also put the laminate over the vinyl in the kitchen area.
PLEASE NOTE...check the thickness of the laminate, if you decide to go this route.
remember, the slide must be able to run over it.
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