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Old 03-13-2003, 09:54 PM   #21
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Carpet Replacement

Posted by Stephen Sprenger, Member, Red Bud Illinois.

Carpet Replacement
I really like all the responses. I'm going to Home Depot and Lowes this weekend to take a look at glue and carpeting. I've got to read up on how to lay carpet on curved surfaces. I'm going to call Casita and talk to them too. While I've got the carpeting off I'm going to check on running some additional wiring to the ceiling for some LED lighting. I've got to buy a fantastic vent too. My little vent fan has most of the blades broke off.


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Old 03-14-2003, 11:23 AM   #22
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Posted by Rick D., Member, MA

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While you are at Home Depot swing by the elecrtical dept and take
a look at all of the watertight outside outlet covers. I found one at
Lowes that is about 5" square and has a 1 piece flip down cover.
The cover folds down over a large round opening that can take the
electrical outlet and use another for the water tank fill. I'm
Not sure what the material is but it appears to be some kind of
die cast metal. Either white metal or aluminum. It is a perfect
fit for my 1978 Boler 13'. Measure your existing one before you go, and decide
when you get there.
Good luck,
Rick D.


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Old 04-16-2003, 08:23 PM   #23
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Posted by Lanny Webb, Member, athens, ga.

I've been off line for weeks and weeks just discovered your post. As Suz said, I posted a carpet redo some time back. I completely gutted my 86 16' and redid the carpet throughout. I redid plumbing and ele. as well. If you decide to go that direction, let me know. I learned a lot in the process.


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Old 04-17-2003, 06:53 AM   #24
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Posted by Suz, Moderator, North Texas

Hey, Lanny...good to see you again!

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Old 11-27-2006, 02:03 PM   #25
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My 87 16' Casita has carpeting coming off the walls and ceilings and is looking pretty ragged. I have tried different carpet/industrial adhesives to no avail. There seems to be condensation through a typical daily/weekly cycle that prevents adhesion.
From your comment, it looks like you could share some lessons learned. I would appreciate any gems you may want to through my way as I am likely headed down the recarpeting path.


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Old 11-27-2006, 05:37 PM   #26
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I removed and replaced the carpet in my 13 ft Casita. But only after I read Lanny's posts several times. And then I had to do the job twice before it came out right. The compound curves offer a challenge, but are not impossible. I used a marine-grade carpet and adhesive purchased at Lowes. Carpet was about 140.00 and adhesive was 12.00. Not a job for the casual do-it-yourself person, but certainly worth doing if what you have is not appropriate.
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Posted by Stephen Sprenger, Member, Red Bud, Illinois

[b]Carpeting the Casita Interior
I've just taken the plunge and purchased a 13 Foot 1987 Casita. The interior carpeting smells of smoke and my girlfriend wants to remove it and recarpet with a new color. I'm interested in getting some advice from anyone who has tackled such a job. What type of adhesive do you use. How do you lay the carpeting (lengthwise or from side to side)? Sure could use some advise.
Stephen Sprenger
Red Bud IL
[b]Are you nutz? I'd put $ on you biting off too much. Casita's are carpeted first then the interior appointments go it. How would you get under the fixtures? I'd suggest that you look at de-smelling the carpet first. [b]Fabreze is a gift from the heavens when it comes to taking odors off fabric and carpet. There are other products out there but I can't remember the brand names that use enzymes to neutralize smells. I sympathize (big time!) with your wants to get the smell of smoke out but think this through first!

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Why not try the one that I use Febreeze, I know it tkes out odors out of carpet because I used it in my uhal for the seats and carpet. Just a thought. Maggie

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