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Terryallan

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Posted: 11/12/19 02:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fact is carpet is filthy. I don't care if you vacuum it every 2 hours, and shampoo it every day. It is just filthy. You can't get it clean. It may look clean, but it is not. I would not have a camper with carpet, and I will not have carpet in my house. tile, and hardwoods are so much easier to keep clean it is just unreal.

Also. for you folks with allergies. You really think that filthy carpet is helping you? Nope, it is not. My son had / has allergies. Had to take a shot every week. We pulled the carpet up, got the hardwoods refinished, and soon after. he was able to stop taking his shots.


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Chum lee

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I like the added insulation that carpet on the floor provides in my Class A. My feet get cold easily. That said, I never vacuum it. I only shampoo it about once every three weeks with hot water and no soap.

Using two exterior floor mats, one with brushes and one with felt helps keep a lot of dirt out of the MH to start with. RV's see a LOT of in/out traffic in a very confined space. Combining that with cooking/washing smoke/vapors is a recipe for rapid filth accumulation no matter what the floor surface. In short, if you use it regularly, RV's get dirty real quick.

I'm looking for a deal on some quality washable, easily removable carpet pads to mount on my kwikee stairs for next season.

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Posted: 11/12/19 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Each to their own, had wood floors wouldn't have them again. We'll just have to agree to disagree.


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Posted: 11/12/19 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

I got rid of abouit 1/3 of my carpet this summer.. another 1/3 is scheduled (Save for the slide out flap) Not sure if I'll do the bedroom

Washable Throw Rugs NICE.. Nailed down carpet NOT NICE (Personal opinion)

Harddood LOVELY


Yep, throw rugs and carpet runners when it's cold. Daily or twice daily sweeping in warm weather.


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Yeti plus wrote:

We bought an Astro turf entry mat when we had a pop up. That got moved to the trailer and we bought another for the camper. Floors look not too dirty, but I dump the Astro turf mat about once a day. Forgot a few days when we were camped at a sandy place. I think I had enough to fill a sand box. That captures it near the door, so I hear you about sweeping.
We have throw rugs we use for warmth underfoot, and they can be washed.
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We have the AstroTurf too. Best thing I’ve found. Been thinking about adding another to have one at the top and bottom of the stairs.


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We have a Roomba at home and it gets filled up with dust/dirt and dog hair every day. I'm glad our carpet in our living room is a dark color so it doesn't show as much stuff. But we plan on replacing it and the wood floors with tile. The wood we have is easily scratched (not good with 3 dogs) and dust and stuff gets into the cracks between the boards. Tile can be easily steam cleaned.

In the camper we use cheap throw runners from Costco at both the entrances and they do help with what gets tracked in.


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Just a comment on wood vs tile. My dog gets so much dirt and grime in the grout. Impossible to clean. I steam clean the tile, but have to scrub the grout once a year. Best to have no grout and place the times up to one another. Our grout is light in color so it shows all the dirt.

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Posted: 11/12/19 03:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I may have missed it... But - anyone take their shoes off going into their house and their RV? We always have and that's why our floors are clean. A small hassle, but we feel good about it.


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fj12ryder

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Posted: 11/12/19 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope, my house is to be lived in and having to take my shoes off when I come in and put them back when I go out is too much of a hassle to live with.

I guess I'm just not as obsessive over a spotless house as everyone else. Shoot, I've heard of people that wash towels after just a couple uses. Go figure.

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I don't have carpet in my house or camper. I can't imagine having it on the camper, that would be awful. It's so much easier to just walk in without having to take off your shoes every time and then just sweep up the dirt if you need to.

The house I live in had the same carpet in it for 40 years. My god was that stuff awful when we hauled it out. It had so much dirt in it that even fairly small rolls of it were heavy to carry. Under the carpet was hardwood floors. I had them redone and I'm sooooo much happier in this house now. It made the 65 year old stinky old house into a much better living space.

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