Vinyl plank flooring with a slide out

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Location
Sammamish, Washington
RV Year
1999
RV Make
Holiday Rambler
RV Model
Vacationer
RV Length
36
TOW/TOAD
none at this time
Hello-
We are in the final stages of replacing the old carpet in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer with vinyl plank flooring from Costco. We have one large slide out, which rolls out on several cylindrical rollers. I am not sure how to approach this part, has anyone done something similar? I need to get the flooring under the rollers, but not sure how to do this. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,
Paul
 
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Ringgold, GA.
RV Year
2006
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Holiday Rambler
RV Model
Ambassador
RV Length
40'
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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The company that did our floors used a lift to pick the slide up and remove it so they could do the floors inside the coach. This also makes it much easier to attach the carpet to the underside of the slide. This is why I paid someone to do my floors. Doing the floors down the middle would be easy, but doing around and under the slides (and we have 4 of them) would take machinery and tools and expertise that I just didn't have. I'm normally a do it yourself kinda guy. I never pay ANYONE to do hardly ANYTHING for me because I'm usually not satisfied with their work. But this time I feel we made the right choice. I'd do it again.
 

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Joined
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Messages
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Location
Sammamish, Washington
RV Year
1999
RV Make
Holiday Rambler
RV Model
Vacationer
RV Length
36
TOW/TOAD
none at this time
The company that did our floors used a lift to pick the slide up and remove it so they could do the floors inside the coach. This also makes it much easier to attach the carpet to the underside of the slide. This is why I paid someone to do my floors. Doing the floors down the middle would be easy, but doing around and under the slides (and we have 4 of them) would take machinery and tools and expertise that I just didn't have. I'm normally a do it yourself kinda guy. I never pay ANYONE to do hardly ANYTHING for me because I'm usually not satisfied with their work. But this time I feel we made the right choice. I'd do it again.
So they completely removed the slide outs to install the flooring? I have seen videos online where they used pump jacks to lift the slide out an inch or so, just enough to slip the flooring under the rollers. I am thinking of taking that approach, does this pose any risk of damage to the slide out? Flooring is nearly all installed, so getting a professional to finish the job would probably not be an option.
Paul
 
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Cypress Inn, TN
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2011
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Thor
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Hurricane
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32ft
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2018 Nissan Rogue
All of this depends on what type of slide out system you have, but the rollers maybe off the floor when the slide out if all the way out? I have basically a slider under mine and it is off the floor about 1/4" which is enough to slide the flooring under it.
 
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Location
Sammamish, Washington
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1999
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Holiday Rambler
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Vacationer
RV Length
36
TOW/TOAD
none at this time
All of this depends on what type of slide out system you have, but the rollers maybe off the floor when the slide out if all the way out? I have basically a slider under mine and it is off the floor about 1/4" which is enough to slide the flooring under it.
Good tip, I'll have to check on that. The rollers are in contact with the floor when the slide out is fully extended, but I will check if they are touching the floor when it is closed. I don't recall any marks on the carpet that would have indicated that they were. Thanks!
 
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Location
Ringgold, GA.
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2006
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Holiday Rambler
RV Model
Ambassador
RV Length
40'
TOW/TOAD
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
So they completely removed the slide outs to install the flooring? I have seen videos online where they used pump jacks to lift the slide out an inch or so, just enough to slip the flooring under the rollers. I am thinking of taking that approach, does this pose any risk of damage to the slide out? Flooring is nearly all installed, so getting a professional to finish the job would probably not be an option.
Paul
I don't think they removed the slides completely but the RV's I saw having the same type of work done had the slide outs on lifts and were tilted back some so you could get underneath them.
 
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