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Old 02-12-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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we found this DP and we really like most everything about it , the problem we do see with it is lack of bedroom storage, closet/dresser space.
it does however have this nifty built in comuter desk/ vanity that would be a good spot for a dresser/wardrobe. is this a big deal to make a mod. like this? is this something I should just avoid & look for something else ?
If we buy it we hope to keep it along time & hope its suitable for fulltiming, but it needs more bedroom storage. Thanks, john
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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A MH is a big investment and it if doesn't fit your needs now it will not likely fit them later. There are lots of choices out there so I would go for something that closely provides my needs.

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Old 02-12-2011, 03:42 PM   #3
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I don't think I would not buy a unit I liked if this was my only concern. I don't think the mod would be that bad, it depends on how much you want it to match. Do it yourself or have a cabinet maker do it right for you. Good luck in your search.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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Any decent cabinet shop should be able to do the mod - not a big deal. We removed an entire sink & vanity and installed a large closet in its place. Have done several other cabinetry mods as well, i.e. two new tvs, added a real desk for computer and such, increased overhead cabinet depth, and removed gas over to get more galley storage space.

What part of the country are you in? I know of several good cabinet shops that are familiar with RV work.
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thanks gary, st.Louis area
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:30 PM   #6
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Before you go to the expense of remodeling, see if you can lighten your load. We put all of our seasonal clothing in storage, then we had enough room for the essentials. Even if you do it temporarily, you may find you don't really need as much closet storage as you think.
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You can certainly make the changes easily, but keep in mind that there are a lot of different Bounder (and Discovery/Expedition) floorplans in that era (some of which have significantly more storage) so it might be easier to just keep your eyes open for a floorplan you like better.

You might want to look at Fleetwood's website for old brochures that have the different floorplans so you can judge what you are looking at versus what the "best" floorplan for you would be.

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Old 02-13-2011, 10:20 PM   #8
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If you like everything else about the motor home just change the cabinet. That should be relatively simple to do. We have a close RV friend with a Bounder DP that is the size you are looking at from 2003. It has been a very good motor home for them.
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