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Old 05-17-2016, 03:35 PM   #15
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Kgirl, I think I know what you want. I have seen a few class A's that has been converted.
Here is a link below for an older Class A that has been converted for a hair salon. It is in the SF bay area CL
86 ELITE RV Mobile Beauty Salon
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:49 PM   #16
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Kgirl:

I do not know if there is something available in your price range, but have you thought of a toyhauler configuration? You could arrange the toy storage area to accommodate your work space and your clients while leaving the rest of the vehicle for your private living area.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:51 PM   #17
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Considering your need for a "salon" area I would suggest that you need to look at the class A toyhaulers. This would give you an area you need and still leave you with a dedicated living area.
Now I hope you understand that many campgrounds will have restrictions on types of business you can operate from your RV and have done your research on this
Also be aware that by affixing any business logos/ advertising to the new
the exterior of your rig is a red flag to DOT enforcement.
Also running a business of this type out of your rig can change your regular drivers license, vehicle insurance to a commercial entity.
Do your due diligence research.
Some would suggest you have nothing to worry about. However it could be a huge issue if you inadvertantly run afoul of the law on thses matters
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:52 PM   #18
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I do not know if there is something available in your price range, but have you thought of a toyhauler configuration? You could arrange the space to accommodate your work space and your clients while leaving the rest of the vehicle for your private living area.
That's probably the best idea yet. The garage areas can also be set up with or without a bathroom, and have plenty of room for a sink, and are usually plumbed with a water/drain set up.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:16 PM   #19
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I honestly don't know what prices are reasonable to expect for the features I'm looking for. While I would certainly prefer to keep it under $50k (lower is better!),
And how much money are you willing to put into it to get it the way you want it?
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:24 PM   #20
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Can't you take car of that in the salon area?
I currently work at a salon but I'm aiming to be self-employed and want to be able to travel to clients. In the state I currently live in, I can do it out of a salon if I have a room (floor to ceiling wall with a door that closes) to work from.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:26 PM   #21
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I do not know if there is something available in your price range, but have you thought of a toyhauler configuration? You could arrange the toy storage area to accommodate your work space and your clients while leaving the rest of the vehicle for your private living area.
I had not considered that idea! That sounds like a great idea, and again widens our options even more!
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:30 PM   #22
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Considering your need for a "salon" area I would suggest that you need to look at the class A toyhaulers. This would give you an area you need and still leave you with a dedicated living area.
Now I hope you understand that many campgrounds will have restrictions on types of business you can operate from your RV and have done your research on this
Also be aware that by affixing any business logos/ advertising to the new
the exterior of your rig is a red flag to DOT enforcement.
Also running a business of this type out of your rig can change your regular drivers license, vehicle insurance to a commercial entity.
Do your due diligence research.
Some would suggest you have nothing to worry about. However it could be a huge issue if you inadvertantly run afoul of the law on thses matters
Good tips and things I was unaware of. Thank you for mentioning them! No one else brought that up when I had mentioned our wishes for the RV
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And how much money are you willing to put into it to get it the way you want it?
Honestly we didn't have a set amount for this. We kind of figured we'd do it slowly over the years, and put in money when we had it. As you might be able to tell, we're pretty new and clueless to all this. Just trying to gather info at this point.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:48 PM   #24
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I currently work at a salon but I'm aiming to be self-employed and want to be able to travel to clients. In the state I currently live in, I can do it out of a salon if I have a room (floor to ceiling wall with a door that closes) to work from.
Have you considered the cost of gas/diesel in your profit margin?

Mobile homes get between 6-8 miles per gallon. Go 50 miles (round trip) and that is about $16. Then you may need a generator when you get there for the A/C.

I don't have hair on my head so, I don't even have an idea what a hair cut costs theses days.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:06 PM   #25
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I currently work at a salon but I'm aiming to be self-employed and want to be able to travel to clients. In the state I currently live in, I can do it out of a salon if I have a room (floor to ceiling wall with a door that closes) to work from.
The "living area" of an RV where the couches and chairs are is referred to as the "salon". The kitchen and dining area is the "galley".
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Best thing to do is go to RV dealers and look at their used stock. As well there are consignment lots that will have different choices.

In either case you will have to be prepared to give up some of your wants and gain others.

I am somewhat confused by your list as some of the wishes contradict others. If you are going to replace the bed room with an office (mandatory) why do you want a small desk in the bedroom (preferred).

As mentioned there is the toyhauler option. Most unfortunately are quite large and not fuel efficient.

Regardless if you look long enough you will find the "one for you". Good luck in your search
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:35 AM   #27
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Best thing to do is go to RV dealers and look at their used stock. As well there are consignment lots that will have different choices.

In either case you will have to be prepared to give up some of your wants and gain others.

I am somewhat confused by your list as some of the wishes contradict others. If you are going to replace the bed room with an office (mandatory) why do you want a small desk in the bedroom (preferred).

As mentioned there is the toyhauler option. Most unfortunately are quite large and not fuel efficient.

Regardless if you look long enough you will find the "one for you". Good luck in your search
Going to a lot and window shopping is what had us leaning towards a class A afterr we were convinced we wanted a C! Now we've thrown toy haulers (which I had been previously ignoring) so there's even more to look at.

We want to take out the back bed so it's an empty room with a small desk/workspace. I need room for myself and one other while do their hair, but I also do work that requires me to sit at a desk or table. I would like to use that room for both things.
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The "living area" of an RV where the couches and chairs are is referred to as the "salon". The kitchen and dining area is the "galley".
Well domt I look silly! Haha
I had considered this, but there's really no convenient space in the living area to work on someone's hair, and (at least in my current state) I need a room with a floor-to-ceiling wall and a door that closes in order to work from it
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