Friday, July 10, 2015

7 fourth


Getting excited to say I am starting some of my dreams! This weekend my life flipped for the better. I am going back to full-time childcare... but this time with my baby girl by my side. I am thrilled!

This last weekend was full of adventures as we drove up to what is called "The Rim". Wow. I know Arizona is beautiful but it just keeps surprising me. There was an easy "along the rim" trail we did. Somehow we always find a way to make it challenging though as we ended up climbing a bit.
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Had a very nice time reflecting and enjoying ourselves by the lake; the Fourth is a time to remember what others have done for us while creating memories of "us".

I have some catch-up blogging to do once again. I'm very thankful for all the visitors we have had lately! Stay blessed!

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  1. Hello, lovely pictures. I saw your video and pics regarding your 5th wheel budget. I have watched the video several times ( nice dance moves, LOL) I too am in the process of remodeling my 5th wheel and it has almost the same floor plan as yours. I want to tear out all the carpet and put down laminate. I was told that I would have to leave the carpet on the large slide out (couch and dinette side) to cover the joint that is created when the slide out is extended. Like yours my slide out drops a little when it is being extended so that the floors of the main trailer and the slide out are even. Some have a step up. I saw that you laid laminate on slide out and I saw the black board at the junction site of the slide out and main floor. Can you tell me how your did this and is it working for you? I am just at a loss at how to make the transition work so I can cover the joint but still get rid of the carpet. I live in my 5th full time and just trying to update it. If possible can you email me your response? my email address is idplanner@yahoo.com I figured that would save forcing everyone else to have to read the information I am looking for. Sorry that I am posting this here under these pics and not somewhere under the 5th wheel pics, I was just trying to find your latest post so hopefully you will see it soon.

    Thanks for your help
    Michael

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    1. Hey there! Thank-you for the kind comments. I will ask my husband on the exact names and see if he knows.. but we did rip up the carpet on the slide outs as well and put the same flooring down. Worked just fine but you just need to figure out a trim (if you want) and then we just went shy of the edge of the slide out... what I mean is we went with the flooring almost to the end then used a black rubber strip (this way the slide out will go in and out with out an issue). not sure what this rubber was called but it would be what you would find on the edge of a industrial rug... know what I mean? We also used a glue that was suggested for flooring... I will try and get some names to you soon! Thanks again!!

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  2. We all want to know about this as I have been told not to put laminate in as the slide will destroy it.

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    1. Sounds great! See answer above. Many blessings!

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    2. Blair, I was told there was a concern of the slide out scratching or damaging the laminate on the main floor as it slides in and out also. After some research I found that some have actually started laying small throw rugs down on the main floor, in line with the actual runners that are underneath the side out, this way as the slide out comes the runners catch the rug and push it across the main floor and in reverse when you extend the slide out. Mine is still in the remodel progress so don't if this actually worked or not. I have seen so many 5th wheel remodel projects that have everyone pulling out the carpets, someone has to know what they are doing, I hope.

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    3. Hey Michael,
      We, too, have laminate in our fifth wheel trailer. It was a great decision for us (preschool-aged daughter, 3 cats,one black lab) and I would do it all over again. The slide-outs did scratch up our floors (imagine my frustration when I saw the marks on our 3-day-old flooring) but as long as the Rv is level, the slides don't scratch. As a preventative measure, my husband pushes up slightly on the slide while I press the switch. The scratches are easily covered by an area rug (in the winter) and our ottoman (in the summer). We also chose a light laminate that disguises the scratches pretty well. We do have a problem with water causing the floor to swell. The dog bowl is the main culprit, but unnoticed spills can cause water-damage. Good luck!

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  3. We all want to know about this as I have been told not to put laminate in as the slide will destroy it.

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    1. Blair, see my response to Michael! Good luck to you!

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  4. We all want to know about this as I have been told not to put laminate in as the slide will destroy it.

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