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Old 05-17-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Greetings from Sun Devil Fan

Just joined the forum, but have been getting tons of good advice from helpful posters for some time. Bought our 1994 Gulfstream Friendship in 2005 and have been doing a total re-do ever since. First off, took the old gal to RV Stripes and Graphics in Mesa, AZ for a total re-stripe job. Next on the list was rebuilding rotted roof, new EPDM roof, new A/C units, new vents, and up-ducts. Started interior re-hab in back bedroom, moving to the front. Put in new ceiling, wall-Tex, laminate floor, and paint over old pink cabinets. Yes, PINK cabinets - what was Gulfstream thinking? Re-built rotten floor in bathroom, installed new vanity, toilet, and new tile floor. Kitchen got real work-over. Tore out wet bar, kitchen sink, dinette, and cooktop. Made wet-bar into a double door pantry, put in new cooktop, got new table w/ matching chairs. Put in new deep stainless steel sink with new faucet, and re-did counter top and back splash with updated ceramic tile. Living room lost the pink couch and side chair, replaced with two leather recliners and two drop leaf tables from IKEA. Last little detail was to tear out the old dash, replace the vacuum valves on the dash a/c, install new Boss 7.5 inch video screen/DVD/radio for backup camera and tunes. New dash is all solid oak surrounding new electric fireplace. Old 200 lb. TV replaced with 32-inch flat screen and Sony Blue-Ray surround system.

Also, had a bad day on I-40 outside Kingman when 50 mph winds tore off the main awning at 60mph.

On the mechanical side, replaced exhaust manifold on the engine, upgraded dash air to R-134, and installed King Cruise. Also had to replace AC/DC converter and installed an inverter. Of course, PO had totally neglected all the filters on both the engine and generator. Brake air/dryer was so bad, I ended doing a brake re-hab. Also, on our third water pump and fourth toilet valve because I can't seem to remember that it freezes in AZ.

Got captains chairs rebuilt by Jim's Custom Upholstery in Boulder City, NV. Old "leather" replaced with heavy duty cloth with re-built cushions.

After reading this, one would probably ask - WHY? First, we paid practically nothing for the old bus and second, I did most all the work myself and had a great time doing it. I learned a lot from this forum and made a lot of mistakes, but I know just about everything about my rig.

Was just getting ready to do the ZEP treatment on the exterior when I had an encounter with a 600 lb. boulder in my driveway. Will require some major fiberglass work and probably lead to new paint job. So, it's back to the forum to learn all I can about painting a motorhome in the backyard!!

Will keep you posted. GO Devils!!
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Sounds like your totally in tune with yours coach.
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Hi Al & Sue! Welcome to IRV2! We're glad you joined the gang!

Great looking rig! Enjoy the forum!

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Welcome to the irv2 gang! Maybe we should make that a double welcome since you are probably going to be able to offer all kinds of advice as you continue to remodel. Sounds like you have had some in-depth "fun" and adventures before you even hit the road. I'm proud to know you as a forum member. Be safe and happy travels!
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Hi climbon69,
Sounds like you have alot more patience than I do.Can you show us some interior pics also I see you are a sundevil fan.My Grandson just won Overall National Collegiate Champion in Mens Gymnatics at Az.State.Be Safe and good Luck.
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