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Old 04-24-2015, 05:37 AM   #15
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We've installed new & larger flat screen tvs, removed a fancy vanity sink and replaced with a big pantry, replaced carpet throughout, built our own computer desk, redid the window treatments, converted all lighting to LED, removed the gas oven to make more cabinet space, and a host of little things besides. It's your house - have it your way!

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Old 04-28-2015, 09:39 AM   #16
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Removing the carpet and adding tile was the best thing we ever did.
We camp in the woods or out door type places alot...and the dirt was getting to be a pain....rainy days made my wife howl at us to stay off the carpet.
With new tile.....it all sweeps or mops off with out a prob......happy wife, happy life.......but thats an entirely diff thread

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Old 04-28-2015, 01:48 PM   #17
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Labor of love or glutton for punishment - not sure which at the moment.

We got the old Norcold out and somehow they managed to get the new Samsung into the coach through the door - without removing the front windscreen. Nothing was damaged in the process either, which was surprising. Remodel update #1 documented..... to be continued.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:56 AM   #18
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Rexhall Aerbus

We purchased a 1998 Rexhall Aerbus 36' accepting it was older and maintained like crap. As usual it had more wrong with it than we had wanted.

What we did inside:
* Crushed Bamboo Flooring
* Redid the cabinets in Chocolate Brown
* Replaced all of the light fixtures with new, LED fixtures
* Installed stainless steel / mosaic backsplash
* Replaced the jackknife couch and table / chairs with ultraleather dinette and pullout sleeper
* Replaced all the cabinet handles for nickel / satin ones
* Covered the bathroom in smart tile for a different, more fun look
* Replaced the toilet
* Replaced all the mouse fur covered trim pieces with newer, leather like coverings
* Installed new smoke, co2 and LP detectors
* Ripped out the old tube TV and installed thin LCD's.

That's on the appearance front.


* Installed 6 225w each Solar Panels at 48v. Bought for...120 a piece.
* Installed Magnum 2812 inverter, with controller in the kitchen. Bought for $1300
* 6 6v batteries for right around 620 or so Ampere Hours - room for more. Bought for $85 a piece
* Midnight Solar MPPT Classic Controller - remote in the kitchen - on ebay.
* Trimetric Battery Indicator, usually banging away at 100%
* Tankless water heater
* DirecTV in motion dish, bought for $50.00
* Amp-L-Start chassis battery charger from house batteries

Now looking at replacing the fridge with either the nova kool I have in storage, or a samsung. The convection oven looks out of place sticking way out. Debating on a single induction hot plate, and the magic chef oven may or may not be the best.

Cheaper than a far newer coach with all these accoutrements...
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:22 PM   #19
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I'm starting to think this is a never-ending project. We got the new fridge in -- new microwave in, back-splash is a huge improvement and we've replaced the lighting. Whew! Next up is replacing a few blinds (they aren't the daintiest).
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:38 PM   #20
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Hey glbtrottr, Where did you find the dish? I'm in the market! Replaced carpet in one rig and built a dinette in another! Our 2007 Tropical is pretty well equip t. added solar to this one, still need a dish
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:41 PM   #21
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Am way overdue for an update, although we have been working hard at getting the coach ready for a Pacific Northwest Summer Roadtrip, so busy busy busy.

Got the new fridge installed (residential). It appears to be held in place in the back by a bolt or two and that just doesn't seem to be enough. Any suggestions on how to better secure the fridge where it is (in case of those sudden turns, bumps, stops, etc. -- you know the ones)?
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:44 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by glbtrottr View Post
We purchased a 1998 Rexhall Aerbus 36' accepting it was older and maintained like crap. As usual it had more wrong with it than we had wanted.

What we did inside:
* Crushed Bamboo Flooring
How did those turn out? Thinking about replacing the carpet in the living room area with a wood instead and have been told numerous times to consider the weight component.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:31 PM   #23
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Gutted the TT, installed laminate flooring built in a futon bed that can be used for couch. Took out bench seats and installed a table. Have to portable chairs for table. Rebuilt all the lower cabinets, took out bad refer and installed an electric one. had to redo the ceiling and new rubber roof. We only camp at campgrounds and stay within 200 miles of home with TT

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