Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
Member
 
smcox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 56
1986 Coachmen Renovation

Just joined the forum and wanted to share my project. It's a 1986 29' coachmen coventry that I bought last year and I'm doing a total remodel on it. Yes I would like a brand new fifth wheel but for what they cost no thanks! And honestly I wasn't super impressed with the quality for how much they cost. That's why I decided to go the renovation route. This is what it looked like when I picked it up from my grandparents it's been in the family for as long as I can remember so I at least no the history of it.

Interior
Jacknife sofa in the rear

Dinette across from kitchen


I then started taking most everything out

__________________

__________________
smcox1 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 05-10-2015, 11:39 PM   #2
Member
 
smcox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 56
Next I started on the exterior. Sanded the interior thing tack clothed it and started painting.



Then it was time for the big spray. I had to pull all the windows out.

Next on the list was to re-install the freshly painted windows with new tape seal behind them. Also the new graphics and led lights were installed.




__________________

__________________
smcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 11:43 PM   #3
Member
 
smcox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 56
Exterior shot

Then it was time to drop some coin on new tires

All mounted up

Threw the spare on the back

And that's how the exterior stayed for the rest of 2014
__________________
smcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 11:56 PM   #4
Member
 
smcox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 56
Now it was time to starting putting the interior back together.
Had to fix a little water damage due to the age of the sealant behind the windows. But after re installing the windows that fixed the leak.

I then removed the coat closet and started making the new tv/ fireplace cabinet. Laminate floor was installed at this time. Along with mooving the couch across from the kitchen this change gives so much more room.

Control panel was also relocated from above the door to this new cabinet. I also installed the fireplace.

It was now time to repanel the walls and I found a product that looks identical to the paneling used in the new fifth wheels sold at lowes.

No way do I like brown cabinets so I decided to give it a really modern look with black cabinets. The old cabinets are fastened in so well that I decided to make them fancier by putting a face frame on them. I then made my own crown molding and went with the same black.

Close up of the paneling and the black cabinets and crown.

I'm also making new doors for all the cabinets as the old ones were hallow and overall the feel was really cheap. I'm also using all brushed hinges and handles.
__________________
smcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 12:06 AM   #5
Member
 
smcox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 56
It was now time to build the new u shaped dinette in the rear of the coach. At this time my new faux wood blinds came in.


I also installed the rock veneer around my fireplace.

Then it was time to pick out some fabric.

And reupholster the sofa



More work took place on the dinette.



I also bought led lights for every light in the interior.
__________________
smcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 12:11 AM   #6
Member
 
smcox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 56
Overall interior shots for 2014



2015 progress to come
__________________
smcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 07:33 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 3,451
smcox1,
Nice job, You now have a unit to be proud of, and that no one else has anything like it.
Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 09:39 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Aransas Pass, TX
Posts: 251
Gosh, its stunning! My hat is off to you.
__________________
HoneyBadger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 09:42 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
mbridinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 636
Wow! Super job! What was the total cost? When can I drop off my project?
__________________
1992 Bounder 28T, Chevy 454, Yak Rak
2000 Trackatara
Scottsdale, AZ
mbridinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 10:21 AM   #10
Member
 
smcox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 56
Thanks guys I appreciate it! It's still not done but I hope to get it done by the end of June.
My list of what needs to be done.
-Build all the doors in the kitchen
-install the sink
-install the rock veneer backsplash in the kitchen
-remodel bathroom
-install shower
-tile surround in shower
-install laminate in bathroom
-install new toilet
-rebuild vanity cabinet
-install new countertop on vanity
-install vessel sink
-new carpet in bedroom
-new wall paneling
-rebuild top cabinet in bedroom
-install twin beds that fold up with storage underneath
-install tv in bedroom
And I'm sure a lot of little things I can't think of right now.

With the price of the trailer I will be in it around 5 grand and I basically end up with a brand new FW.
__________________
smcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 10:34 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Aransas Pass, TX
Posts: 251
What are you using as your rock veneer- I really like that.
__________________
HoneyBadger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 02:16 PM   #12
Member
 
smcox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 56
It's real rock veneer like you would use on your house fireplace. No plastic here.
__________________
smcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 03:12 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
ARFFMAN's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Freightliner Owners Club
Carolina Campers
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hilton Head, SC
Posts: 469
Ceiling

I'm restoring a 95 motor home and it has a white ceiling like your (carpet) how did you remove water stains ?
You did a fantastic job on the restoration. Nice!
__________________
2004 Newmar Dutch Star 4025 on Spartan chassis/370 Cummins. Allison 6 speed- 4 Slides
Retired Fire Fighter who won't retire, but getting close.
www.robinjesseneil.wordpress.com
ARFFMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 04:39 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by smcox1 View Post
All mounted up
I really like that color scheme.

Quote:
Originally Posted by smcox1 View Post
Thanks guys I appreciate it! It's still not done but I hope to get it done by the end of June.
My list of what needs to be done.
-Build all the doors in the kitchen
-install the sink
-install the rock veneer backsplash in the kitchen
-remodel bathroom
-install shower
-tile surround in shower
-install laminate in bathroom
-install new toilet
-rebuild vanity cabinet
-install new countertop on vanity
-install vessel sink
-new carpet in bedroom
-new wall paneling
-rebuild top cabinet in bedroom
-install twin beds that fold up with storage underneath
-install tv in bedroom
And I'm sure a lot of little things I can't think of right now.

With the price of the trailer I will be in it around 5 grand and I basically end up with a brand new FW.
I thought I did pretty well with my renovation, but I'm humbled. Very, very well done.
__________________

__________________
1992 Four Winds 29'
MT4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coachmen



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
Coachmen: Coachmen Pursuit 27kb waynesc Forest River Owners Forum 2 07-20-2014 06:29 AM
Can't find a Coachmen 21tqx hybrid or Roo. Sheripoms iRV2.com General Discussion 0 03-31-2014 08:53 PM
Coachmen Pursuit waynesc MH-General Discussions & Problems 1 02-09-2014 01:35 PM
Firan Raven Renovation (1995) OneSiren Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 10-09-2013 10:22 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:31 PM.


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