How to Remove Carpet From Under RV Slide Out

One of the most complex activities when remodeling or making styling changes to your RV is removing the carpet from the bottom. Getting there requires many processes of removing objects, seats, sealants, and metal parts, among others.

Before removing the carpet you must be clear about the reasons. Beyond a whim it must be a necessity; for example, if the other one is worn out, you want to install a new one or wash it. In any case, today we will tell you what to do to remove it in the least complicated way.

Steps to remove carpet from under RV slide out

Step by step
A new day, a new way to pamper your RV. Now it’s the turn of the interior carpet. This structure measures, in length, about the same as your own campsite. Handling this piece requires help, and mainly, a lot of organization. That is why we will give you the best tips to remove it successfully.
Place the camper in a permitted space
You need a permitted space to do the job. Considering that you will spend a long time there. In addition, you need strategic places to place everything you have to take off and remove. For example, seats, tables, chairs, objects, and beds, among others.

It is essential to take into account the starting time. We recommend that it be very early in the morning. Or if you want, a day before, remove the movable objects from the campsite. Then, you dedicate time to the bolted and sealed objects. 
You will need help
These types of activities are perfect for sharing with family and friends. You can plan a whole weekend and combine it with a barbecue and some drinks. The important thing is to have the support of others to remove things and then reassemble them. You can take the opportunity to clean your caravan and kill two birds with one stone.
Have the tools at hand
You will need several tools to remove the carpet. We are talking about screwdrivers, pliers, tweezers, and wrenches of different sizes. Also, for your safety, glasses, gloves, helmets, and appropriate clothing. Remember that the carpet is sealed to the bodywork, and when it comes off it can expel certain particles. In addition, there is electrical wiring hidden underneath it, so it is necessary to cut off any existing supply at the campsite.
Remove everything
Depending on the number of objects and structures you have on the carpet, you will have to remove each one of them. However, this is not the only thing to keep in mind. Remember that the walls of the camper may be putting pressure on it. In that sense, you must remove these pieces.

Locate the joints between the carpet and the objects. Be careful, some may be nuts, others screws and in some cases sealant or glue. Before you start with brute force, try to look all over the surface. It may be that there are some fasteners left between them and you have not seen them.

On the other hand, there are carpets that are not attached to the body. Simply, with so many objects on it, you just have to lift and unscrew some nuts. If it is your house, you have a great advantage. You just have to lift it carefully until you verify that it is indeed detached.

The most complicated part is undoubtedly the front section. Specifically in the driver and passenger seats. This part contains many fasteners, and you usually have to go to the bottom of the caravan. From there you have access to the nuts that keep the seats stabilized. Even in that part, the carpet is divided into two pieces, which, when everything is taken off, makes it easy to remove.
Mark everything before removing
Before removing all of the under the carpet from the camper, take a marker. Make marks on the connections between the carpet and the body. This way, you’ll know exactly how it’s positioned. You help to minimize time and make the final result more satisfactory. 

Mark screws, the complete edge and contours, the spaces where the fasteners go, and everything you think is convenient to identify. Also, locate each screw and nut that you have taken off. This way you will know with more pressure where everything goes.

How to clean the carpet of my RV?

If you are going to remove the carpet from the bottom of your camper for cleaning purposes, we have several recommendations. The best part is that they are home remedies that will help you remove those tough stains. Here are a few options:

Locate the cleaning utensils

The first thing to have in mind is a giant brush. It can be a broom or several of them, depending on the size of the carpet. Also, wear gloves and safety glasses. You don’t know what particles may be ejected during the process.

Among the cleaning, implements are soap and water, sprays, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, and ammonia. Each of these agents will cause the dirt to be completely removed. Let’s see how to apply them.

Homemade cleaning products

The recommended cleaning products are 100% homemade. They are part of your household shopping. You can include an extra dose to clean your carpet. Let’s talk about them and how to activate them:

  • Take some salt and pour it on the carpet. Roll it up and leave it for a few hours until the solutions act. Finally, remove the excess with a vacuum cleaner.
  • Hydrogen peroxide is applied when the carpet is wet. Let it activate without rubbing. To dry, place absorbent towels on it or a cloth with the same absorption capacity.
  • Dilute water with white vinegar. This will remove all types of bacteria and dirt in the carpet. Spray on the surface and let it act. At first, its characteristic odor will predominate, but when it dries it will be odorless.
  • Ammonia is mixed with hot water. Pour it into a spray bottle and spread it over the surface. You will see how it removes all kinds of stubborn stains. When it dries, the odor will go away.

A great advantage of cleaning your carpet when you remove it is that the process becomes more convenient. You are not left in a complicated position, you take it to every corner of the piece, and at the same time that it cleans, it is ventilated. We recommend doing this job on a sunny day, with low humidity and with enough time to do it.

FAQs

Yes, you can put vinyl flooring in an RV. Vinyl flooring is water resistant and easy to care for. However, there are also many types of laminate and tile flooring that would work well in this space. If you're not sure which type of flooring to choose, it's a good idea to consult with a professional before making your final decision. They can help you select the best option for your RV and provide guidance on the installation process. With these tips in mind, you should be able to remove carpet from under your RV slide out without any problems. Just be sure to take your time and be careful not to damage the floor while you're working. With a little effort, you'll have a beautiful new floor that will last for years to come.

There are a few different types of laminate and tile flooring that would work well in this space. If you're not sure which type of flooring to choose, it's a good idea to consult with a professional before making your final decision. They can help you select the best option for your RV and provide guidance on the installation process. With these tips in mind, you should be able to remove carpet from under your RV slide out without any problems. Just be sure to take your time and be careful not to damage the floor while you're working. With a little effort, you'll have a beautiful new floor that will last for years to come.

Citations

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23018794/print/true.cfm
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f120/removing-carpet-from-under-slide-out-125869.html
https://www.rvforum.net/threads/replacing-carpet-under-slideout-with-pergo.18394/
https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f63/removing-carpet-from-under-slide-room-19699.html

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