Hello all, we recently got a 1982 Winnebago Brave Series. It's 22ft, has a Chevy 6.2L diesel engine and approx 67,000 miles. We're renovating the inside and will eventually add solar panels and a WVO (waste veggie oil) conversion with a second tank.
Here's our Flickr set showing the entire progress:
Benny the Brave - a set on Flickr
My wife hasn't updated the photos recently (she's wants to save the best for the "wow" affect).
Here's a couple before pics:
We started inside, removing cabinets, countertops, carpet, vinyl wallpapering, etc. Gave everything a really deep clean (you wouldn't believe the orange cigarette sludge that came off the walls and cabinets!). We fixed some water damaged panels on the ceiling and added some cabinets where a microwave was.
We built storage above the cab, where a bed had been originally (it was long gone when we got it). We intend to use baskets to hold some of our kids toys, games etc. Here's a photo just after painting:
We painted everything white to make it brighter and make the space seem bigger. We painted two of the cupboards with chalkboard paint although I'm not sure how it will work (it was a pain) and we painted the panels on the fridge with magnetic paint. I'm not sure if it will be strong enough once we start driving though!
We also laid wood laminate flooring, relaminated the countertops, and redid the shower walls with FRP.
My wife is making new curtains, seat cushion covers and making small padded pockets to hold laptops on the sides of the bench seats. I still have to seal the roof, add the solar panels and have the WVO conversion done.
Most of our materials were bought from salvage or acquired for free, except fabrics.
Our goal is to make this tiny space our new home for a year or more as we travel the country full-time.
We're pretty excited.
Once we have more photos I'll be sure to update the thread.
Looking forward to participating on the forum more.