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Old 08-20-2013, 02:06 AM   #57
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Here are some close-ups of the vinyl ceiling. It is an automotive grade vinyl that we adhered with an industrial grade spray contact adhesive via an HVLP spray gun.


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I don't know if this photo does it any justice.


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More of a broad shot of the whole ceiling from the front to the back.

As far as stripping the wallpaper and texturing I wouldn't recommend it. Mainly because the paneling will get chips a nicks in it while removing the wallpaper and the grain of the wood panel will be visible through the paint. You can get wallpaper that looks like a textured wall that would IMHO yield a better finished result.


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All the soon to be installed tiles that I precut last night.



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I was able to get most of the tiles installed on the sides of the counter this morning.


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I was able to get the first tile installed on the kitchen counter too. Tonight the adhesive should be dry on this and I can start cutting, bullnosing and polishing, then installing the other tiles to the front of the countertop.
Great job. We are doing a remodel of our 1986 Chieftian 22, and it has been a job. Can you tell me how to remove the screens from the windows so that we can wash the windows on both sides?? Taking off the metal window trim in the interior did not help, and these windows are really dirty. Any advice you could give is greatly appreciated...
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Oh, and I agree with the statement about trying to get the old wallpaper off the walls. What I had to end up doing was pasting white coverup wallpaper over them, because we damaged them so trying to get the old stuff off. I made sure when buying the paper in the wallpaper section of Lowes that it was thick and paintable. Some of it we painted, and in other places we put heavy duty contact paper also available at Lowes. ($8. for 5 yards long, but it is great) It was much better than what we were left with after our teardown!!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:12 AM   #59
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Great job. We are doing a remodel of our 1986 Chieftian 22, and it has been a job. Can you tell me how to remove the screens from the windows so that we can wash the windows on both sides?? Taking off the metal window trim in the interior did not help, and these windows are really dirty. Any advice you could give is greatly appreciated...
That is great! This motorhome is my in-laws. My wife and I actually own a 1984 Chieftain. I have posted a some info/ photos of different things we have done on our remodel. Check my profile, then look at threads I have started to see what we have done on our motorhome. As far as the screens on your windows. The windows should slide in the track enough to clean the majority of the window. If you want more access then you will there is a round runner bead that holds to screen into the frame. You would have to remove that to access all of the interior window. It would be similar to replacing a screen in a frame on a window in a home.
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You can easily host pictures on Photobucket and show them within the thread. Here is one of yours I hosted on Photobucket as a demonstartion.


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So beautiful! Thanks for this!
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So beautiful! Thanks for this!
Thank you, they had a lot of fun enjoying it this summer.
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Really nice job. You've given me some great ideas to work upon in the remodel of my Elandan. Unfortunately, I have done anything with it since I redid the roof to stop the leaks, so now that its dry inside I have little excuse not to (though I am sure I will still find some). Did you do any exterior upgrades/updates etc.?
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Really nice job. You've given me some great ideas to work upon in the remodel of my Elandan. Unfortunately, I have done anything with it since I redid the roof to stop the leaks, so now that its dry inside I have little excuse not to (though I am sure I will still find some). Did you do any exterior upgrades/updates etc.?
It's my in-laws motorhome. I personally have not done anything to the exterior of the motorhome. I think that they have resealed the roof and around the windows just as a precaution. While I was doing the tile work inside my father in law replaced one of the AC seals. Do you have the same floor plan as their's?
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The floor plan is the same it seems, though the toilet and sink are enclosed. Not sure if that was a change you made on your in-laws. Also, I have twins in the rear.
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The floor plan is the same it seems, though the toilet and sink are enclosed. Not sure if that was a change you made on your in-laws. Also, I have twins in the rear.
It is the original floor plan. Our personal motorhome has an identical bathroom layout, but with a enclose toilet and sink. I have photos of our remodel in the photo section of the IRV2 website if you want to check it out.
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Yes, I looked them all. The interior really looks nice. I guess the "no door" toilet and sink was maybe one of the Windcruiser differencs from an Elandan.
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You are probably right. I like the roomy feel of their bathroom, but with our family I prefer the privacy of our style bathroom. Someone can use the bathroom and we still have access to our bedroom.
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Exactly!

I guess I'll be able to make whatever configuration I want, as I discovered a soft floor in the hallway from leaks that weren't correctly repaired by the previous owner, which will require taking most everything out to replace the subflooring.
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How I do not envy you, haha! I will not be doing anymore major remodels on any RV's for a while. With what I have invested in ours I will use it for at least another 7-8 years before think about what's next. Minor upgrades, maintenance and making family memories is all we will be doing with ours over the next 7-8 years.
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