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Old 08-02-2014, 05:38 PM   #85
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Alpha99, since you didn't say.....is the photo your example of modern or grandma's house? Different people have different ideas on what is modern or contemporary. I actually like the decor in your photo.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:52 PM   #86
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...Gutting out the interior on an old coach can probably be done for less money than paying for a new coach. My DW never stops ripping up our house and remodeling it, I could just point her at the coach instead.
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- Budget is $80k - $120k.

With six children you wife is probably not the one ripping up the house... Lol

With your budget, you may find that you could get far more of a coach if you keep looking for one that is six to eight years old. Also, you may find one that has been upgraded recently.

Also if it has two bathrooms, you will probably find this option very well worth it with six children and you two.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:11 AM   #87
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And another thing. Whats with the twin beds?My 5er has them up top I thought it was weird. Maybe a special order. Twin beds are quite common in the 80s and 90s.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:55 AM   #88
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Remodeling?

Anyone familiar with Texas Best RV? We're looking for a good remodeling company in Houston area.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:36 PM   #89
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Anyone familiar with Texas Best RV? We're looking for a good remodeling company in Houston area.

Looked for the BBB rating ... found this: http://tinyurl.com/q37worj

Actually one complaint is not much to go on, and hardly a good reason for the BBB to make a judgment, good or bad.

However, the company appears to be more of a used RV dealer than a place that does interior restorations.

A knowledgeable contact who would know who does good interior work is James Stallings at Xtreme Graphics. He has been in the exterior restoration business for a long time. Knows everyone in the business around SE Texas. Give him a call ...
936-560-5888. www.xtremegraphics.net
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:48 PM   #90
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I'm 42 and shopping for a motorhome for my family of eight. (Kids aged 1.5 yrs old to 17 yrs old). We have loved renting the last couple of years and now we are ready to buy.

I am looking at used coaches, but honestly the interior decor does not look very contempory. The 2014 and newer are a bit better and modern looking inside.

Maybe motorhomes just aren't designed for people in my age bracket.

This picture of a 2007 Bounder interior seems pretty typical. Just seems really tacky to me. Really, a pink couch?







So I am thinking of buying 2014 or newer. Also, it is hard to find bunkhouses and the new over-cab drop down sleeping areas in the older coaches. For a family of eight, I am thinking I might have to buy a new one.

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We had a 2011 Forest River Forester 3171 that would sleep 11 on a 32' class c. Had a queen bed in the rear, a large queen bed over the cab, a single upper bunk with a jack knife under it for the lower bunk. The living room had a jack knife and the table would sleep two kids.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:49 PM   #91
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From what I have seen the Class C models typically are very close to their max GVWR. I have been worried that with that many people and cargo it would be overweight. I am looking more at the Class A models on the Ford 24k or 26k chassis.
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Alpha99, since you didn't say.....is the photo your example of modern or grandma's house? Different people have different ideas on what is modern or contemporary. I actually like the decor in your photo.

Yes, It is an example of modern - I really like the decor.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:43 AM   #93
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Ha ha ha.... Just found this post. I've been fighting this fact ever since I started getting into RVs about 6 years ago. Originally bought a 1982 class a that I painted the walls, sanded cabinets down to bare wood and restained, granite counter top, new flooring new furniture, etc. a few after pics:Click image for larger version

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Here's my '95 gasser teal colored buggy. I'll let the next owner worry about updating the colors.
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Personally, I rather they sell motorhomes more like houses. Empty except for appliances, flooring, cabinets. I'll deal with curtains, shades, furniture, dining tables and chairs, bed covers.
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Ha ha ha.... Just found this post. I've been fighting this fact ever since I started getting into RVs about 6 years ago. Originally bought a 1982 class a that I painted the walls, sanded cabinets down to bare wood and restained, granite counter top, new flooring new furniture, etc. a few after pics:Attachment 82512Attachment 82513
I heard granite is no long the must have counter top! Oh, well....


(Just had my countertops at my house converted to granite)
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Decor, art, fashion, hairstyles.

One persons art is another persons throwup.

Some folks are like crows, if it is shiny and twinkly they will pick it up.
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The answer to the subject line:
Though there are many younger RVers and more every day it seems, For a long time Big, Class As and Big 5ers were more or less purchased with the retirement bonus or as a retirement "Property". Many times the owner, having spent 30 years on the job in the same house is tired of watching his neighborhood slide into darkness (Took me about 30 years) and decides to get while the getting good, and the idea of a house that can MOVE if the neighborhood turns bad,, Well that's a good one.

So the reason it looks like Grandmother's house is...

IT IS GRANDMOTHER's HOUSE.
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