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Old 09-14-2014, 09:40 AM   #43
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Definitely personal. My only way to go is vinyl. Then if I want something warm under foot it's a matter of buying a scatter mat at Giant Tiger for 2$
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:44 AM   #44
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It's a personal choice, we've had both. In either case we've always had two throw rugs, one in front of the stove/sink and one just inside the door. As well we have an all weather rug outside the door.

We use a crumb sweep like a manual vacuum to clean our present carpet until we get home.
Throw rugs are a good idea. We use a number of them too.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:11 AM   #45
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If you have ever pulled up used carpeting in a camper, and saw how much dirt collected underneath, you would never put carpet down again.

I always opt for a hard floor (tile, laminate or hardwood) covered with runners and/or throw rugs, preferably the kind that can go in a washing machine.

COSTCO has some nice rubber backed mats & runners that an be cut to fit and can be hosed off to clean.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:26 AM   #46
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In the Scamp carpet is standard, vinyl is optional at additional cost.
For a fraction of the cost, we replaced the main floor section of carpet with Pergot type vinyl wood grain flooring, this left the raised section under the dinette carpeted.
We now have a throw rug and sweepable flooring in the "kitchen" and entry for easy cleaning, while still having the warmth and comfort of the carpet in an area not exposed to the tracking in of dirt and debris.
I think this is a good compromise offering the best of both worlds.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:33 AM   #47
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Agree with you, Floyd. Don't think I would pay extra for factory vinyl when there are nicer after-market products. Didn't think about doing only the center lowered floor. Smart!
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:51 AM   #48
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In the Scamp carpet is standard, vinyl is optional at additional cost.
For a fraction of the cost, we replaced the main floor section of carpet with Pergot type vinyl wood grain flooring, this left the raised section under the dinette carpeted.
We now have a throw rug and sweepable flooring in the "kitchen" and entry for easy cleaning, while still having the warmth and comfort of the carpet in an area not exposed to the tracking in of dirt and debris.
I think this is a good compromise offering the best of both worlds.

How easy is it to do this? Did you document the process?


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It's about a 2-3 on a 10 point DIY scale.
You must have a saw capable of cutting the boards to length
A razor knife to cut the carpet at the perimeter.
A scraper to remove the excess foam( a good pancake turner will do)
I used matching oak shoe at the edge and a crown stapler for fasteners.
After the installation, I used two coats of an industrial grade liquid floor wax to seal it and facilitate easy maintenance.
A small capful of wax in a bucket of water restores the shine by just wiping it on with a rag. (about once a year)
Start to finish...about two hours.
Unfortunately I seldom document much of anything I build(wish I would!)
I just start building and finish before taking notes.
Many patterns ,including a stone look, are available. I chose the light oak at accost of only $21 for the box....
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:37 AM   #50
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It's about a 2-3 on a 10 point DIY scale.
You must have a saw capable of cutting the boards to length
A razor knife to cut the carpet at the perimeter.
A scraper to remove the excess foam( a good pancake turner will do)
I used matching oak shoe at the edge and a crown stapler for fasteners.
After the installation, I used two coats of an industrial grade liquid floor wax to seal it and facilitate easy maintenance.
A small capful of wax in a bucket of water restores the shine by just wiping it on with a rag. (about once a year)

Unfortunately I seldom document much of anything I build(wish I would!)
I just start building and finish before taking notes.
Thanks Floyd. That was useful. I am thinking of getting Vinyl and then cover it with fake wood (floating kind). That would eliminate removing anything, just cover the existing Vinyl. Will do some research
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:55 AM   #51
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Smile Decisions, decisions

We looked at Aliners before buying our Trillium. Everything I said here:

Canadian Built RVs

applies in spades to a trailer that moves large portions of its outside on a regular basis.

We have stopped on the highway and used the porta-potty. Sometimes it is a long way between rest stops.

We have carpet and it was over fiberglass. We noticed that sand, etc was going through the carpet and scratching the fiberglass. I bought a box of self-adhesive floor tiles from Home Depot and spent all of an hour installing it. Now we can have either. We usually just place the carpet over the tile. YMMV
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If you use laminate flooring get the type that is clearly marker "Waterproof". The smallest spill left over night in a throw rug can destroy some laminates.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:20 PM   #53
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Unfortunately, in a 13' Scamp adding a bathroom means giving up the front bunks. It will only sleep 2 on the rear dinette. I believe the OP is looking to sleep 3.
IMHO, the (standard) rear dinette only sleeps one.
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IMHO, the (standard) rear dinette only sleeps one.

2,000 nights, everyone with Ginny (lucky me) and never any thoughts of something different. We know it's narrow but for us our Scamp bed does the job.
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IMHO, the (standard) rear dinette only sleeps one.
so your thinking that all the couples who own a Scamp deluxe have one of them sleeping on the floor?
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Smile Sleeping two in rear dinette bed

We did it for quite awhile, but then got tired of having to crawl over/be crawled over by the other person. So we sleep on both dinettes. We have the rear one permanently a bed and the front (smaller) one gets put up/taken down as the need arises. Always taken down for transport to prevent damage to the sockets the tube support goes into.
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