Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-19-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Moxy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 371
What Have You Done To Your Coach, by choice or not?

in reading forums for a few years now I notice people asking often what they can expect, do I though I would test my memory.

by choice I have

removed front 3m crap, ended up repainting front $3500

new carpet $1000

new TV's all around cabinets redone, 32 livingroomr 34 bedroom 40 downstairs $1000

in motion dish $2500

complete service even though owner claimed all up to date. filters, dryers, fluids, tranny change to synthetic and long life filters, guessing here, $750.00

not by choice,

tires $4000

Brake Service complete, new spring roller kits, $1100.

wipers, $100.00

re and re generator tray, rollers seized, my labour, $50.00

add ground post and cable to hydraulic slide/genny pump. $50.00

replace salesman solenoid, $35.00

new house batteries $600.00

Headlight lens kits, $75.00

regular service, $250.00, do my own

Headlight adjusters, $20.00

electronic repair air levelling board, $100.00 got lucky

generator ground cable, this was tough one to find, $10.00

replace corroded lug on slide/genny hydraulic pump $10.00

All in all lots of little things, but not overly expensive if you are somewhat handy and have time to mess with it.

Im sure there are more I will add later

Moxy
__________________

__________________
2001/2 Monaco Dynasty Chancellor 41 Tag Axle
370 ISL Allison MH3000, aqua hot, in motion sat
2008 United UXT 24' 10K car hauler
Moxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-19-2014, 06:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 982
Well this week it was having the alternator rebuilt. $730 later everything on that 200amp bus alt is brand new except one end of the case!! Of course half price of a new one!!
Service including rear end... $300+/- brother did the work.
New batteries. $500
New tow bar $500
Realignment , steering stabilizer & new ujoint on steering box and fix of other steering issues at Henderson Lineup in Grants Pass. Just under 2G.
Next up new front shocks!!
And that just the first year we have owned it!!!
__________________

__________________
Ron & Linda
2000 Dynasty 38PBS
Full time since 2007
Nana25K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 05:04 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 15
Talking Elective Mods

2014 Thor Hurricane 32a We added:
645watts of solar panels on the roof
Charge Controller
450 AH Battery Bank
2000 Watt Pure Sinewave Inverter

Let the boondocking begin!
__________________
RVownr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 06:01 AM   #4
Member
 
RoysRV's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVownr View Post
2014 Thor Hurricane 32a We added:
645watts of solar panels on the roof
Charge Controller
450 AH Battery Bank
2000 Watt Pure Sinewave Inverter

Let the boondocking begin!
How much did that whole setup end up costing you?
__________________
RoysRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 07:07 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ramets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 2,364
There's been numerous little things, but the best is the residential fridge, and the moving of the headbanger tv into a cabinet behind the loveseat that is mounted on a lift. Then we put two recliners across from the tv.
__________________
2000 Dutch Star Pusher
2009 Saturn Vue Towed
Full timed for 6yrs.
Ramets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 07:27 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Posts: 101
This year, routine maintenance, new flat screen tv/dvd in front, invertor so the crockpot can run while on the road when generator is not, two drawers under bed for easy access additional storage and a new corian stove cover. I could look up the costs, but like the classic cars, its probably better to not dwell on the cost and just enjoy the added functionality!

Lord willing, next year the decals will be replaced with painted stripes,etc. I'm sure we'll find some other things we want to add as well.
__________________
Jim & Lin
56safari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 03:09 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Moxy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVownr View Post
2014 Thor Hurricane 32a We added:
645watts of solar panels on the roof
Charge Controller
450 AH Battery Bank
2000 Watt Pure Sinewave Inverter

Let the boondocking begin!

nice
__________________
2001/2 Monaco Dynasty Chancellor 41 Tag Axle
370 ISL Allison MH3000, aqua hot, in motion sat
2008 United UXT 24' 10K car hauler
Moxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 03:10 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Moxy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramets View Post
There's been numerous little things, but the best is the residential fridge, and the moving of the headbanger tv into a cabinet behind the loveseat that is mounted on a lift. Then we put two recliners across from the tv.
very nice any pictures
__________________
2001/2 Monaco Dynasty Chancellor 41 Tag Axle
370 ISL Allison MH3000, aqua hot, in motion sat
2008 United UXT 24' 10K car hauler
Moxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 03:16 PM   #9
KAS
Senior Member
 
KAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 246
Well, we are re-doing an RV originally purchased by previous owner as an office. Five desks!

We will be removing a wall, and most cabinets. I want to re-carpet the ceiling.

One desk will be shortened and put back. I have my office in here and LOVE this space!

There will be a much better kitchen once we finish. Not planning to move the microwave or do anything with the bathroom.

This is one ugly unit, but unless we get the itch to paint it, there won't be exterior changes except for lights... hubby is gathering up what he needs to redo all the lights on the exterior. The brake lights will be larger, brighter and no way will anyone be able to miss those turn signals! Running lights will make this unit impossible to claim that it was not seen.

Since I want us to tour Canada, he is even comparing the rules for RV's there as well as here, and intends to, while he is re-doing things anyway, make all the lights and such comply for both sides of the border.

Right now the back room is a bedroom. We plan to gut it, redo all the cabinetry and create bunks. Want it to handle four teens and give them space during the day to get away from the adults if they wish. My desk lets me see directly into the room though, so not TOO much away from the adults!

Have NO idea how we will do our bed, which will be in the front area. Am not sure how we shall put enough seats in AND a bed. That is the one part I cannot visualize well.

My only regret is that considering how many of us will be using this thing, that it is only 36 feet or so. I could happily have had several feet longer. Once you get this large, a few more feet doesn't really seem all that much.

But on this budget, this is our RV!
__________________
KAS (RVM49) Rexhall owner/Spartan. "Hey! I got a glass!"-- GES
KAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2014, 06:53 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoysRV View Post
How much did that whole setup end up costing you?
I don't have an actual total but doing all the work myself; with the panels, charge controller, 3 new 150ah batteries, the inverter and all the wires, boxes and breakers???????????

$3000 wouldn't be far off in one direction or the other.
__________________
RVownr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2014, 06:58 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,319
Repaired my Onan 4ky generator. I repaired the rotor and eventually had to use two bad generators to make one that works. I learned more than I wanted to if you know what I mean.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rotor repair.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	242.3 KB
ID:	79561  
__________________
okcnewbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2014, 07:22 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Ramets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 2,364
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
very nice any pictures
Here's a few.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	#2.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	292.6 KB
ID:	79563   Click image for larger version

Name:	#3.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	247.0 KB
ID:	79564  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Recliners.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	453.3 KB
ID:	79565  
__________________
2000 Dutch Star Pusher
2009 Saturn Vue Towed
Full timed for 6yrs.
Ramets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2014, 07:35 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
rezman's Avatar
 
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Anyplace Rainbow, USA
Posts: 601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramets View Post
There's been numerous little things, but the best is the residential fridge, and the moving of the headbanger tv into a cabinet behind the loveseat that is mounted on a lift. Then we put two recliners across from the tv.
VERY NICE......

I am thinking of the same upgrade. Can you help me out with a couple details please.

How far out from the wall did the couch move? Wondering what the aisle walk way will be with the slide in.

What left did you use? Where purchased? It looks perfect....

Size of TV you used?

Thanks.
__________________
Ed H
The "Wife" Jackie, and the dog Sheba (RVM51)
2000 American Eagle ( Jenny), 2013 Jeep Wrangler
rezman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2014, 08:25 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Gosnell, AR
Posts: 483
Doing by choice or not future tense

We will be replacing the 6 gal water heater with an Atwood tankless water heater; will be replacing the Suburban NT-30 furnace with a Suburban NT-40 to help with the cold nights that we camp out in quite regularly; will be replacing the gray and black water tank vents with 360 vent caps to help keep out the wasps and mud daubers; and finally will be replacing burned out Onan generator with a Honda 7K generator. Good times ahead.
__________________

__________________
Berniece & Russell with LilBit a Netherland Dwarf rabbit
1987 Southwind, 1995 Ford F150 Supercab 4X4 toad
Life in the fast lane? No thanks! We will stop and smell the flowers at every chance.
Grandpere is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
American Coach: American Coach Owners - We need your knowledge/experience Just For Fun Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 17 10-09-2014 07:31 PM
Country Coach - Horrible Technical Support & Customer Service Experience customfab Class A Motorhome Discussions 48 08-08-2014 02:02 PM
No 12 volts in Coach. 12 to BCC - stops there I guess. Rstefani Thor Industries Owner's Forum 2 07-27-2014 02:40 PM
Alliance Coach & Source Engineering RonaldNC Monaco Owner's Forum 9 03-23-2014 10:00 PM
American Coach: Late model coach issues ?? Powerdriver Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 28 09-16-2013 09:34 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.