Friday, December 9, 2022


Have you ever replaced the carpet in your present RV or one you owned before?


Some RV carpeting can be less than desirable (didn’t anyone tell designers that brown shag carpet went out of style?). Have you ever replaced the carpet in either the RV you own now or one you previously owned?

RV carpets, just like house carpets or even car upholstery, can hold a lot of smells. If you bought your RV used and the previous owners were smokers, or perhaps had a dog who enjoyed playing in the rain, you might have replaced the carpet as soon as you drove it home.

Please tell us in the poll below. If you did replace your carpeting at any point in time, leave a comment and tell us the reason. Thanks!

Oh, and if you missed Wednesday’s “Tip of the Day,” read it. Kate Doherty tells you how you can easily replace under-the-sink or cabinet carpeting for less than $15.

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Heidi Welch
1 year ago

My nephew and I had a little experience laying carpet so together we gave it a try. We measured, cut and spread the glue. At that precise moment my small dog stepped into the glue making a huge mess. As I ran inside to clean the paws nephew respread the glue quickly rolling out the carpet.
Turned out great but a year later dog started limping. Found imbedded glue with rocks and other debris in her pads. Don’t know how she could walk at all or why the groomer never discovered it.

Grant Graves
1 year ago

No carpet in our motorhome. All tile flooring is great.

John Koenig
1 year ago

I haven’t yet but would LOVE to get rid of the carpeting in my Super-C RV. Carpets are FAR more difficult to keep clean than solid surface materials would be. Carpeting in an RV tells me that the RV builder is taking the cheap way out.

Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

No carpet in mine. Vinyl floor is easier to keep clean, especially with mud and having pets.

1 year ago

Not yet (can’t afford to) but I’d love to! There is a bare spot in front of the chair and the edge of the carpet is totally frayed where a puppy chewed it. I’m not sure I would switch to naked floors because I think that would be very cold in winter but I sure would like to change that carpet.

Judy S
1 year ago

Never had carpet but I’m soon replacing the vinyl flooring. Had a small flood that warped the planks. Newer ones are made differently and don’t warp.

Roy Davis
1 year ago

I did tear out all the carpet in one RV we had, but it had gotten flooded and I bought it back from the insurance to rebuild. Two years after we finished a tree fell on it. No fixing that.

Tim Slack
1 year ago

Just prior to retirement, we bought a 20-yr old 30’ Airstream Excella. It was in pretty good shape but has a soft spot in the floor under a window that apparently had leaked. Took up all the carpet to repair soft area & check for any other issues, then had an installer put down new carpet throughout. Loved the work, the color we chose (also had couch reupholstered & updated valences w/ leftover material). Sold it 2 years later. We’re in a 32’ Tiffin now and are mulling carpet replacement again.

Don N
1 year ago

Yes, in the process of changing away from carpet today to wood plank design vinyl. After 17 years, it’s time to change.

1 year ago

neither of my pop-ups nor my current TT have carpet. Just throw rugs.

MN Anon
1 year ago

Our Class C doesn’t have carpet. Our lifestyle and carpet wouldn’t be a good mix.

1 year ago
Reply to  MN Anon

Ditto for us. Carpet in kitchens and baths especially is asking for trouble. We’ve had 5 RVs and carpet removal was #1 on the to do list (even the one brand new rig). Rugs will do nicely for us and they are easily washable or replaceable.

1 year ago

Our first MH 4 years ago was a 2001 Holiday Rambler. One of the first projects was having carpet replaced with LVT. Looked and cleaned up soooo much better.

James Starling
1 year ago

Changed out used carpet to wood plank design vinyl tiles.

Joseph Eafrati
1 year ago

No, but I need to remove the carpet and tile. I hate to start peeling up the old sticky tile. I’m going to have to use a heat gun. getting under the slides are going to be a pain.

Eric Chaffee
1 year ago

In 1985 we purchased a used 1974 Minnie Winnie 20 foot class C. Loved the MH but couldn’t handle the orange shag carpet. It was replaced with a short weaved blue carpet.

1 year ago

Have not replaced it but will be soon.

1 year ago

Old camper. Ripped the carpet out put upgrade linoleum floor and used a couple of rugs. Easier clean up and shaking the rugs. It eliminated the smell of carpet from spilt liquid or food, ground in sand that never comes out. Newer camper my son removed carpet and replaced with interlocking flooring Looks like old barn boards. Looks awesome and have scatter rugs throughout. I just hate carpeting.

James LaGasse
1 year ago

I never replaced carpet, our TT’s had vinyl floor coverings, we placed rubber floor mats down and installed carpet over that. The floors were not well insulated.

1 year ago

Back in the day, I bought 3 different Class Cs as bank repos and one of the first “upgrades” was to replace the carpets. Always seem to take more than a year to get them ready for resale. Had to take a few trips to try them out.

Ron T.
1 year ago

Our first MH had light blue carpet, probably to make it seem roomier, but a real maintenance PITA. So one criteria for our current MH was no carpet. A quick sweep every day and it’s clean.