Older RVs used to have more carpeting than newer models. Carpeting can be a real drag for those of you who are outdoorsy, spend time in lots of muddy and wet places, or have pets. Oh, the damage muddy paws can do…
How much of your current RV’s floor is covered with wall-to-wall carpet? All or most of it? Just a little bit of it (maybe just the “living” spaces and bedroom?), or none of it?
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None!! We do have some throw rugs.
We have wall to wall carpet IN HALF OF OUR CLOSET, and that’s plenty. Small piece under the sofa at the slide, which we are happy with also but 90% of the floors are tile.
Half the reason we RV is because of hotel carpeting….. the other half is hotel bedding, the third half is hotel room service…. and the 4th half is a full fridge for midnight snacking. I digress.
I do like the carpeting in the cockpit however, mostly because it is removable for cleaning. I guess that makes it a throw rug?
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Our Class B has some sort of vinyl or solid floor. I really can’t remember because I covered it with 30″ commercial carpet squares. Tight weave and virtually water proof. Keeps the floor cooler from road heat for the dog. Keeps floor warmer for my feet when parked with a/c running.. Just pick up a square open the door and clean it however needed.
Why oh why do/did the manufacturers put light (or any) carpet in RVs? We camp in dirt, gravel, etc and bring it all back inside! I hated my carpet and was down on my knees scrubbing it weekly! After the first year I was desperate to get it replaced and had hardwood floors put in throughout the coach. The only place that has ANY carpet now is the doghouse. I put down a couple of pretty throw rugs, and now just sweep out the dirt where it came from! Yea!
After remodel, only on slide outs, under sofas.
Our motorhome has NO carpeting thank God!
Mine too and not even the slides. Yes I agree, Thank God! I still use a Roomba® to sweep but we travel with dogs.
The separate bedroom and all 3 slides. If it was remotely good (not even great) carpet, I wouldn’t mind. Would rather have all vinyl plank and ‘grippy’ throw rugs. That project is likely a couple years off. This year we replaced the terrible vinyl furniture with fabric RV furniture, next season, while the accordion shades will stay, the fabric covered plywood valences and side covers will be removed and replaced with fabric curtains.
Have a 40’ pusher with lots of light beige carpet. It is just another maintenance item. Recently purchased a 21’ class B which has vinyl plank and no carpet. Never again would I want carpet.
We had less carpet in our 2013 TT than we do in our 2018 FW. The carpet was only in the living room slideout for both rigs, while the 2018 also has a fully carpeted bedroom. While I dislike carpet under any dining table, the carpet in the bedroom is nice to have.
Having hardwood floors in our home for years has made me appreciate some carpet. Floors get cold in winter so carpet makes that better; dust and dirt can settle to the floor really quickly so sweeping the uncarpeted floor daily is a necessity. I vacuum often but it’s not as urgent with carpet and rugs.
But generally, I don’t think carpet has much need to be in an RV, just the bedrooms.
None, we ripped it out.
RV #1, a 2016 model, had carpeted slides. RV #2, a 2022 model, has carpeting directly beneath the back 14, or so, inches of the sleeper sofa. None of the actual floorspace is carpeted.
Our 2012 TT has carpeting in the bedroom and under the dinette. That’s it. We like stepping out of bed onto plush carpet (we had the carpeting replaced about a year ago with spendy stuff). We also had the carpet under the dinette replaced with the same spendy stuff. No kids and no pets, so also no problems with carpeting that most RV’ers complain about.
Any carpet in the RV is too much. In our case we have waaay too much. To replace it with vinyl will require removing the built in furniture. Probably be easier to just trade it off.
None. Have vinyl planking. Easier to keep clean when traveling with pets. Do have throw rugs over the vinyl.
Nope… carpet is evil in a RV, doubly so if you store it for any length of time…
I agree with this. Carpeting may look and feel nice under your feet, but it holds dirt, moisture and small insects. When the RV or TT is stored, you will notice a musty smell when opening it up after a long storage period. We just use area carpets and runners. Easy to take out and give a good vacuuming and cleaning, then stored.