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  1. roncab

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    Had a great weekend at Malvern, just so sorry we left it too late to camp with the Funsters. However, we met up and camped on the general area with three other motor homes and good friends from Spain it was very enjoyable. Is it me or are there less people in western attire each year ? That said, we didn't bother either. I digress: The reason for this query is advice on flooring for our Autotrail Mohecan. Tired of cleaning the carpet after such events and as we will be doing our trip back to Spain in September via a five week trip touring France, it's also inpractical. We have no intention of paying the prices advertised at shows for example for vinyl or preferably kardean (not sure how it's spelt) but would like advice from anyone who may have had theirs done inexpensively. We are based in the Merseyside area? Kind Regards, Jeanette
     
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    I have laminate flooring in my Autotrail ! Brilliant for sweeping the sand out !!!! Perhaps you could DIY it !!
     
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    In jtf they have rolled up pieces of rubber matting, I know it sounds naff but it is 6 ft long and about 3 ft wide and just fits our floor with a few cut outs for the fridge and that and is as soft as carpet and can be got out and hosed if you want and doesn't look to bad when it's down and the best bit is it's only £7.99, we have had ours down two years now and still like new.
     
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    Hi Chaser,

    Worth a thought. We not too good with diy but what is JTF ?
     
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    http://www.jtfonline.com
    Must be one near you, the stuff I am on about is not just a flat piece of rubber but like spongy with a pattern on and looks like it was on from new, not fancy but keeps your floor good and if you want to be posh you can just roll it up and go back to your carpet
     
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    Mine has vinyl floor with drop in carpets

    Summer time carpets out

    Winter time carpets in
     
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    Have you tried a local carpet fitter I'm sure they could do something for you no problem and not to expensive.
     
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    We prefer carpets as use van more in winter . Old Hobby carpets horrible but that us after 10 years ! As we don't have a double floor we have laid insulation , a double layer then new carpet . A big difference and not too bad a job . Had to remove a seat to lay then rebolt. Took about two dats but am sure an expert would do in an hour or so !!
     
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    Laid it with double sided tape round edges and cross crossed . Am sure it would work just as well with cushion flooring or vinyl if that us your preference :)
     
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    No easy answer to this. I to have a Mohican with fitted carpets, even in the kitchen area. (Autotrail cover the whole floor and then build on top) I asked several carpet fitters who tended to puff and blow with raised eyebrows; too complicated a shape, too much intricate cutting for them I feel. We decided to buy small rugs and although not perfect they do afford some protection.
     
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    When we bought our van the carpets weren't very good so we binned them. The floor is vinyl covered so we just use rubber backed dirt trapper mats of various sizes. Easy to brush clean and can be washed if need be.
     
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    Bought a new carpet, took the old one up and used it as a template then cut the new one to size and fitted it in about four hours.

    No-one was more gobsmacked than me that it fitted perfectly. :whistle2:

    Beginners luck probably.
     
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    Great idea, well done Hymie. However the carpet in the Autotrail is fitted under all the seats on top of plywood. We now have a good friend coming next week to take it up and measure for karndean which is like vinyl but is warm and looks and feels like wood. He has to tell if the floor good enough yet as it can't be laid on any surface. It is laid all over our local hospital and looks fantastic, so I am hoping it is possible for our van.
     
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    Thanks GJH for taking the time to post your advice! as replied to Hymie, we are now looking at an alternative. We don't have vinyl under the carpet as far as we know but like your idea.
     
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    Thanks Schojac, kind of you to reply to our query, as we explained to Hymer, we haVe thought of an alternative. Glad your fix worked for you.
     
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    Ahh th
    ask Spitfire and also for going to the trouble to post a picture. I must say, it does look very professional. That said, we have a friend coming round next week who fits wet rooms, kitchens etc who is going to see if our idea of karndean flooring will work.
     
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    Thanks, Lorger, Yes, we thought of local carpet fitter and then remembered we had a friend who is professional at these things and can help us decide if the option we have in mind will work for us. Thanks for your reply
    Thanks Tambo, quite a good idea but we have something else in mind now as explained in other answers to suggestions. It was good of you to reply.
     
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    Thanks Chaser, your method sounds really good. It is probably a very good option but as we have posted in reply to other suggestions we are looking at another alternative which I hope will work and look good. Kind regards
     
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    Hi
    Hi Stephen & Jeannie, we like the idea of laminate however, having to downsize weight in 2 years we are mindful of the extra weight, no matter how Small, Kind of you to reply
     
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