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Laying New Carpet

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Laying New Carpet
Sun May 31, 2009 7:02 am

Hey Fella's , Going to be putting down new pad and carpet todayin the cowboy coach. Any do's and don'ts that anybody would like to share . I have the tack strips and new pad . and all the furinture out of the bus. Thanks Andy
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Re: Laying New Carpet
Sun May 31, 2009 7:49 am

Hey Andy,

We laid down 15# roofing felt over the plywood, running up the walls at the corner a bit, overlapping the seams.

We didnt' use a carpet strecher, felt there was not enough floor area to make it worthwhile. I did staple along the edges with an air stapler to pull it down tight on the tack strip. So far so good!

Other than that have fun! 8-)

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Re: Laying New Carpet
Sun May 31, 2009 3:15 pm

uh huh
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Re: Laying New Carpet
Sun May 31, 2009 6:44 pm

I used a soundproofer under the carpet instead of pad in the bedroom. The bedroom carpet is as soft as the rest of the carpet. I think it helps with the road noise. I have nothing to compare it to.

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