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Old 04-03-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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We recently purchased a 1986 Champion and have started refurbing just about everything. All the appliances work great so very little to worry about there. This weekend we tore up the carpeting and old vinyl throughout and are trying figure out if we want pergo or vinyl (any suggestions) The "captain" is very handy so he/we will do all the work. Demo-ed the shower area replacing with new shower walls tomorrow. Keeping the pan which is in excellent condition. Removed all main cabin furniture to be replaced with office desk on one side and sofa opposite side. Hope to have that area painted white this week. Shopping for corian this week to replace the pink countertops in kitchen and bathroom. Will be installing wainscoting in our little bathroom/ cam-ode area and will paint a beautiful deep turquoise (Behr "caribe") The "captain is building a double bed (replacing the twin beds in the rear) and i am painting the room forrest green with leather upolstered window valances. We are having so much fun and want to share with this forum. We are planning on leaving for an extended adventure mid May and hope to see our beautiful U S of A for at least 3 months - maybe more. We will travel with two kitties - 16 and 17 years young. We currently live in Northern California and will head South when we depart. Any thoughts or comments!
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Look forward to hearing more of your adventures.

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Welcome to irv2 LanaGhil.
We have a Vintage Forum that maybe of help to you with others upgrades of their older coachs.
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Our first motorhome was a used 1985 Champion (Firan). These were fairly well built coaches and the major problems was the leaks at the front and rear caps.

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