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RE: Carpet Out, New Allure Vinyl Plank Floor Installed (Pics.)

Did you have to glue the material down, emailed Manufacturer and they said to glue down No glue needed, this is an interlocking floor that snaps together, and then floats as it expands. Home Depot Trafficmaster Flooring There are several types sold: one peel and stick, one with a glue surface on the edges that lock together, and the one I used that you angle into place / pushing down causing it lock in place. I know the manufacturer doesn't recommend it for rv installation because of the temperature swing, but I must of read hundreds of posts on the flooring and decided to go with it. As far as your pm question concerning adjusting the slide, to be honest I spent three days of trial and error. I marked my original settings and then made small adjustments both ways to see which provided better clearance and operations of climbing the hill. I posted these pictures in another thread concerning if anyone knew how to adjust my slide Slide Adjustment? I believe I have the slide working properly now, but I'm sure a professional could get the sled that slides on the runners I place down when it tips forward two thirds in could kept it off the floor. I will pm you what little pictures I took of the actual install.
Southwind98 09/22/16 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carpet Out, New Allure Vinyl Plank Floor Installed (Pics.)

Very nice job, do you have a slide out? If you do, does it cause issues when you pull it in. I ask because we have very slight marks on our existing carpet where the slide out rolls in/out. Yes I have both kinds of slides in the area of the floor. The slide that floats over the floor and is raised there are no issues. The flush or flat floor slide is a whole different story, one of the reasons I picked this floor was how thin it is (but is very sturdy). My carpet was always compressed. I made adjustments on the slide and actually found a corner of the slide floor had come loose. I installed the matching t-molding at the two inch piece of carpet I left for where the floor meets under the slide. The slide now rides over that and about two thirds ways in tilts forward, which would cause the sled to ride along the floor. To prevent any damage I took five pieces of the flooring and I lay them down parallel evenly space down the slide so it rides on them. Once the slide is totally in I could actually remove them if I wanted to, but would have to place them back down to run the slide out. The slide doesn't damage the slide runners (planks) but I just don't want to take a chance on the floor. I'm sure a professional could adjust the slide so it wouldn't touch at all, something I might look into. Right now the slide has never worked better with the adjustment I made, climbs right up the hill with good power.
Southwind98 09/16/16 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carpet Out, New Allure Vinyl Plank Floor Installed (Pics.)

Thanks everyone, I think it really updates the RV, plus so much cleaner looking. "Sea of no Cares" we have a two week vacation planned in October, can't wait
Southwind98 09/15/16 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
Carpet Out, New Allure Vinyl Plank Floor Installed (Pics.)

Just completed installing Trafficmaster interlocking plank flooring, except for adding the quarter round. We really like the look it provides to the RV, wife hated the carpet. The Allure flooring wasn't my first choice but with limitations on the flat floor slide clearance height when retracted it was the best solution. Reading all the tips on here and pros/cons we are very happy how it came out. The product was easy to work with, cutting with razor knife and snapping. Before http://i.imgur.com/ZlOpQrxl.jpg After http://i.imgur.com/kUItwdGl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/YLQZy84l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/YuIxwbCl.jpg Doghouse transition (doubled over piece of carpet to hide where floor meets lip of doghouse http://i.imgur.com/B7g6xH6l.jpg Stairwell - one of the tips from other posts was to oversize the holes to flooring and add padding to anything bolted down (seats/trim/cabinet) in hope that floor still expands and floats http://i.imgur.com/g7qSYr4l.jpg
Southwind98 09/15/16 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help Adjusting Slide Height (pic)

After a little investigation this morning I found the corner of the outer metal floor was loose and was causing low clearance on one side. Still need to adjust height but when the slide is closed the clearance is great in the back, but decreases going forward because of a tilt. Once the slide is engaged to travel out it tilts forward even more for half way thru then rocks back before it descends down the hill.
Southwind98 08/26/16 08:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help Adjusting Slide Height (pic)

timmac thanks, I hope there's a way to raise it because even with the carpet it was compressing it. There's plenty of space at the top for it to be raised and for there to be only a 1/8 space at the bottom no flooring thickness is going to work without rubbing the surface of the floor
Southwind98 08/25/16 07:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help Adjusting Slide Height (pic)

Just from looking at the pic and reading your description, it appears the height adjustments are the set bolt on the left, and the slotted holes on the right. I would have to guess that raising both ends of that bar, and it's mate on the other side, would accomplish what you want, which is to raise the whole slide, if I understand right. Thanks SoDesertRider, I have adjusted the swivel bolt on the left up and down with no results. maybe I haven't hit the right combination between the adjustable sections.
Southwind98 08/25/16 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
Help Adjusting Slide Height (pic)

Hope someone can explain how to adjust a powergear flat floor slide from the picture below. I need to raise the slide a 1/4 inch in order to install new flooring (wife wants carpet out). I have read all the powergear tip sheets and raised and lower the bracket from the adjusting screw on the bottom of bracket/railing with no luck. The full length sled on the slide floor is close to the proper height for installation above the coach's sub floor. The actual slide floor sits below the sled, riding along at about a 1/8 inch from the coach's sub floor. When I have the bracket bolts all the way down on the slots the slide does climb the hill easier but still doesn't raise the floor. Also was wondering what the adjustable swivel bolt on left does. Any help would be greatly appreciated http://i.imgur.com/fxkj7L9l.jpg.
Southwind98 08/25/16 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions - Accessories on a A&E WeatherPro Power Awning?

Odd that the awning wouldn't roll up with the small section of screening that you leave attached. We purchased the shade pro a couple of years ago and love it, mainly because like yours our awning is mounted on the roof and provided little shade. With the shade pro the smaller screen really provides needed shade and privacy from neighbors looking directly into rv when deployed. I only attach the larger section when we are going to be at a site for more than a week. What I like about it is the ease of placing the larger section on and off. Because of the outdoor tv, I normally have chairs sitting under it so when we leave the rv, I unzip and let it lay across the chairs and retract the awning. Arriving back it only takes a minute to zip it back up. So far haven't had any issues and we really believe it was one of our better additions. http://i.imgur.com/5iizQ4tl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/D9gzIxol.jpg
Southwind98 08/24/16 04:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charging chassis batteries

Couple of weeks ago my RV had the same problems, turns out the positive cable was slightly loose. I would tighten both negative and positive connections.
Southwind98 08/22/16 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Down any suggestions

First thanks for all replies and everyone was spot on. Second I humbly accept the idiot award of the day. Before I called for mobile repair service I checked the fuses ,checked battery voltage, and actually moved the negative cable from the top post adaptor to the side post connection because the bolt wouldn't tighten down (felt stripped). I hand checked the positive and it felt tight. Didn't feel like it was battery related because auxiliary battery switch wouldn't even engage. Well mechanic shows up , I explain the above he reaches in and pulls up on the positive cable connection and wife yells out the dash is on. It was just ever so slightly loose, once tighten everything was fine. So everyone one was correct and I was stupid for overlooking the obvious. Thanks again for all the posts and if I had been sitting at a campsite instead of blocking a gas pump I would of put them all to good use.
Southwind98 07/27/16 02:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Down any suggestions

Problem solved. Will update when I get to destination. Thanks
Southwind98 07/27/16 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Down any suggestions

Thanks what odd it's like the disconnect switch is off. But I can hear it clicking off and on. Even my scan gauge 2 won't come on so I can get a code. Several times the dash has lit up for a second
Southwind98 07/27/16 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
Broken Down any suggestions

Mobile mechanic on the way but thought I ask if anyone has any suggestions for quick fix. Pulled in to fuel up shut engine off now the complete dash is dead and won't start. Workhorse 24 chassis and yes batteries are good, won't even let me use house batteries. Any help appreciated
Southwind98 07/27/16 05:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lights get bright and then dim

Agree with those posting it most likely the converter. Experience the same symptoms several years ago with lights dimming on our 08 Bounder. Had to replace the converter, which was a straight forward job. My converter was located behind a rear bedroom drawer. Posted this on a previous post a couple of years ago: If you do need to replace the converter I highly recommend best converter http://www.bestconverter.com/ They were recommended from many others on this forum. I was very happy with my dealing and purchase from them. I purchased the Power Max Boondocker 75 amp
Southwind98 02/10/16 06:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine Trouble 2006 W-22 8.1

and it could also be water that was ingested in to the air intake and has soaked the air cleaner paper element. Did you drive in the rain? Left for Florida last night and about a hour into the trip engine started to backfire and hesitated while going up hills. Ran fine on flat road going back home but engine missed a lot. The symptoms you described were exactly like the ones my RV experience on a trip in heavy rain and it turned out as rgatijnet1 stated. Water had went in air tuba, which faced forward, causing the air filter to collapse, starving engine of air. Replaced air filter and solution to prevent in future was to cut air tuba, spin backwards, and clamp. There are several post on the site about this problem, just something to check and cross off your diagnostic list. Of course if you haven't driven in rain recently, disregard. Good luck
Southwind98 12/26/15 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas stations you can get in and out of.....

. End islands are usually good choices, and combined with stations that have a driveway that circles the back of the building, can be very easy to use, even if you have to wait a bit to get to them Great advice, exactly what we look for in a gas station when fueling up. Also pumps that are parallel to the building, with there being a separate entrance and exit. If the station doesn't have above, we just bypass it. We start looking to fuel up at a quarter of a tank so if we don't like the layout of the station we can continue on until we find one.
Southwind98 12/25/15 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you decorate your RV for Christmas?

http://i.imgur.com/6r1w0gll.jpg We also keep it simple, blue Santa's hats on mirrors and a blue / silver Christmas wreath on front hood. There is also a small battery operated Santa that lights up on the dash of the jeep which you can't really see in the picture. Rockhillmanor- Really like your Christmas tree light idea in back window Merry Christmas to All !
Southwind98 12/23/15 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Wall Cracks in Slide Opening

Seems to be a common problem on bedroom slides, probably from the location of the slide in regards to frame twisting while leveling. I had a hair line crack in same spot, which I corrected by drilling a small hole at the end of the crack. Then painted a piece of flat 1.5 inch aluminium to match RV. Attached it by bonding it to the fiberglass under the slide opening, running the length of the slide with it extending pass each end, approximately two incbes. This covers the initial crack while adding support. After completed one couldn't tell that it wasn't done at the factory when built, just another piece of trim.
Southwind98 11/24/15 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
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