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Old 02-13-2016, 06:18 PM   #1
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1988 Itasca Sunflyer27RU - Interior Remodel

Will be starting the remodel of our 1988 Itasca Sunflyer 27RU in the near future so looking for ideas or recommendations that folks might have for us.
We have an idea what we want to do but as it's our first motorhome remodel it might go a little slow.

Ideas so far:
**Replace 28yr old carpet with a laminate flooring which one we don't know yet. As far as replacing the carpet what have others done to the drivers area? Should we put laminate up there as well or replace with new carpet?
**Re insulate the doghouse
**Replace captain chairs - Need to start looking for those on craigslist someone on the forum replace with some Van seats which was a good idea just might need to find a welder to help with the base plate.
**Perhaps freshen up the dash as well
**Not sure what to do with the pull down bed over the drivers area. We have a 10yr old but he would probably just sleep on the dinette bed.
**Probably will keep the dinette set but will re upholster the cushions to have a more modern look and do the same to the other two swivel chairs.
**Of course swap out the blinds throughout
**Probably will keep the oak color for the cabinets
**Freshen up the kitchen and bathroom with some backsplashes.
**Might do something to the counter tops in the kitchen and bathroom not sure yet on that one.
**We have accordion doors between the bedroom and bathroom and bathroom and front area would like to replace with something else but not sure what yet.
**Bedroom area not much we can do besides replace the 80's lights and of course the wallpaper or whatever it is but that would be changed out through the entire RV. Someone said we can paint over the wallpaper??

So after writing all this out sounds like when I get started I could be busy!!! Probably won't happen all at once because before I know it we will have youth football starting up and good lord that takes up every evening and Saturdays for 6 months.

Lets hear all the good ideas people have and if you have pictures that would be awesome Oh this will be still used for my Tailgating Rig and weekend camping or small trips as we aren't so lucky to be retired like most of you here

Thanks!
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Yours looks a lot like mine used to (86 Winnebago Chieftain): De-RVing and un-1980s-ing the uglyness

The "wallpaper" is actually a vinyl paper laminated onto the wall panels before the walls were installed. It can be removed, but is very labor intensive to do so (the bedroom area took me about a week). It can be painted if you use a good primer first. I used Zinsser 1-2-3 on the faux wood walls (also vinyl) with good results.

I'm putting laminate flooring in the kitchen area today. It'll go up to the driver's area, and then that will remain carpeting. I'm just going to shampoo the carpet in that area since new carpeting won't make the seats or the dash any more attractive (and mine are identical to yours).

At least they toned down the color scheme a bit by 1988.
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:00 PM   #3
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I replaced my dinette with a leather sofa sleeper. Vinyl flooring. New blinds. Replaced captains chairs with seats from honda odyssey. New kitchen counter. bathroom remodel. Painted ugly gold handles. If I had a pull down bed, I would keep it. New TV. replaced bed with a pull out l-shaped couch. Have fun, don't spend too much money or time. Most of my ideas were from searching this site.
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Well its pretty rewarding to remodel, also a little addicting so be careful!
Here is a list of some of the things I have done so far.
Replaced:
Carpet
Hardwood (instead of the linoleum)
Installed Satellite
Took out overhead TV and replaced with older stereo that I used for surround sound.
Put in tile backsplash in both kitchen and bathroom
Replaced faucets
Redid bathroom sink
Replaced lampshades
Build headboards
Recovered Valances
Put new blackout pull down shades
Removed dinette booth
Replaced them with oak folding chairs
Replaced fold out couch with expandable L shaped couch
Built Oak entertainment center with electric fireplace
Painted the countertops in kitchen and bathroom as well as built sink covers to match.
Built new ceiling AC diffuser with 12V ceiling fan.
Insulated dog house and dash
Installed RV recliner (not pictured yet)
Sewed exterior sunshades and in process of installing
Here is a link to the countertop paint I wrote in case your interested.

Giani countertop paint

Best of luck
Adam
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Wow that looks great..your very handy
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Nice job, she looks fantastic.
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hey octane, was wondering if you got around to replacing the accordion doors and any of the other items on your list. looks as though my 1988 itasca sundancer m426rt is identical on the inside! though it looks like you got the chevy stake body and i got the ford. would love to see pics and any info!
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Actually have sold the RV and did not complete the interior.
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Actually have sold the RV and did not complete the interior.

lol. no worries. well, i hope to start my own thread here soon..
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