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Old 04-07-2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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Complete Rebuild of 1980 Class C

We were planning to build an RV with the features that we would like it to have. We were gonna buy a 4x4 Mistubishi fuso type truck and built its box as a motorhome bu then we said we never even had an RV before. Why not gaining some experience first. Who knows we may even never need a Truck conversion.
Since we are gonna rebuild all the interior, the condition was not that important. At least we thought so. Without thinking too much about it, we purchased 1980 20ft Chevy Bendix Centurion. Odometer is 100K km but dont think so.
As soon as we park the RV we started to remove all the interior.
This is the video of its condition
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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First thing after removing interior was rebuilding bunk since it had serious water demage. We rebuilt the bunk and all the wood frame that holding it.
This is the video of how we removed the bunk


and this one shows how we rebuilt and installed it.




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Old 04-07-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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WOW !!! To a degree I envy you. I enjoy tinkering but this project is a bit beyond tinkering for me. Keep posting your progress. Definitely interested to see how it comes out.
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You are definately adventuresome! Hopefully you got the RV at a good price to warrant the cost and labour of your efforts.

Whatever your situation, it's a big job and your attention to detail shows. I'm in construction, so I'll look forward to following your thread through your reno's.

Nice job!
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You are definately adventuresome! Hopefully you got the RV at a good price to warrant the cost and labour of your efforts.

Whatever your situation, it's a big job and your attention to detail shows. I'm in construction, so I'll look forward to following your thread through your reno's.

Nice job!
It turned out to an adventure for sure. Since we never owned an motorhome before we had no idea what to look check. Then we just asked simple questions like if there are any known water leak or known problems. But how we knew that he set up a stage to get rid of his trouble. Water was dripping all over inside. It was soaked around the bunk and at the back.
But we were still gonna put it apart anyways since our purpose is to gain more experience about RV. If I intend to buy an RV today I dont think it would be that easy to fool me.
Look at the stage for gods sake. Check the pictures that i took when i first walked inside. it was not used for a long time but he set it up to give different impression.
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we finished the back of the rv and focused on the roof. Once the roof is dome we should start instaling insulation.
This shows how the new rear end looks like.
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I put together some pictures about the process of fixing the roof.
WE applied Hengs Roof Coat. anyone can tell me the pros and cons of that roof coat ?


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I put together some pictures about the process of fixing the roof.
WE applied Hengs Roof Coat. anyone can tell me the pros and cons of that roof coat ?


Thanks
I think you have found a new vocation! Nice job!
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Buy a residential refrigerator, if you have the old Norcold - residential won't catch fire
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Buy a residential refrigerator, if you have the old Norcold - residential won't catch fire
it has a working Dometic rm360. This can cause the same problem ?
Why I should consider residential ref ?
What advantages residentials have over new 3 way RV fridges ?
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The new residential refers have way more storage capacity. Dometic has had its share of issues. i have a Dometic in my coach and if/when it goes out I'll change over to residential. I have done that change in a number of coaches.
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What a great project! Good job! Personally, I'd stick with an RV fridge because I prefer the option to use LP when on the road.
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WOW!! This is what I am going to be doing. Your videos are great, I also don't have a garage to work in. Any updates on this old Rig?
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