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Old 06-17-2017, 03:21 PM   #1
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Repaint Wood before Purchase

We found a Tiff RV we like, in price range but we just don't like the dark color of the cabinets, wood, etc (which are everywhere!).

Is there a way to refinish/lighten the wood? Is it wise to even think about purchasing a motorhome with wood color we don't like?? (cost a lot to refinish?)
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I think you would be better off trying to find the model you like with the lighter wood cabinets. I would not even think of refinishing them.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:06 PM   #3
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Unless you are getting a super deal on the dark wood coach you should pass. Restaining the cabinets would require a lot of $$$ and probably not result in your satisfaction. Painting them would look like ????
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:33 PM   #4
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You're right. Painting them would look ??? Thanks ... and TY for your service.
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We ordered our '02 Dutch Star with light wood, over the 13 years we had it the wood darkened considerably.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:37 PM   #6
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We decided to look for one w/the color wood we like ... and guess what? We found it! It's a 40' Tiffin, 2010. We'll get it at the beginning of July. Thanks!
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We decided to look for one w/the color wood we like ... and guess what? We found it! It's a 40' Tiffin, 2010. We'll get it at the beginning of July. Thanks!
Sometimes you just need to let your wishes be known and the universe will comply. Congrats!
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:39 AM   #8
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Great!! Welcome to Tiffin World. A great company that honors its warranties.
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Look for a local company that refinishes kitchen cabinets. There are several specialist in this type work, some franchise operations, and can provide a dramatic change in color at rather reasonable prices. You might also get bids from a reputable painter in your area.

We redid 64 cabinet doors (32 - 18"(W)x24"(H), 26 - 18"x48", and 6 - 18"x12" , along with frames, for $1,200. They used a new (at least to me) hybrid paint that is an oil/water base cross and the finish is beautiful and rugged. I looked at "face" replacements and the cost was nearly $5k.

I can send pictures but not for a few weeks as we are traveling in Europe (minus the RV, sadly). If you need more info email me at:

Wpredinger@juno.com

Send all questions and I'll do my best to answer. Good luck!

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Old 06-23-2017, 12:17 PM   #10
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My husband sent me pictures of he one he wants to purchase. It has 2 recliners, which are "white", but the rest of the leather is a light tannish yellow (but way to describe). I don't really like that. They should be the same color so that bugs me.
I am going to take out one of those recliners to put in a sunset orange recliner (for my back), so it will leave us with one "white" chair. I hate to not get this RV because it's been hard to find something we want. Ever heard of using leather product to slightly change a white chair??? THANKS SO MUCH!
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Furniture is relatively easy to change out vs trying to change cabinets. If you like the rest of the coach, just sell the furniture you don't like & get what you want.

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Thanks Lori for answering so quickly!
I never thought of that option ... (that's why I'm still a newbie and asking silly questions). Do you recommend buying it on a Tiffin site or asking dealer what they can do (if they can switch it out).
This isn't the best pix but will give you an idea

https://www.rvusa.com/rvs-for-sale/2...-49548-2112068
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That's a nice looking coach. The dealer probably won't switch out anything on a used model. Many members here have replaced stock furniture with La-Z-Boy's, whether recliners or reclining couches. I think you'll have way better options going that route. Really any retail furniture store would have thousands of fabric/leather color choices for you & you could probably come really close to matching the couch. You'll pay an arm & a leg to get something from the mfr.

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Leather can be dyed

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