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Old 04-17-2012, 01:14 AM   #15
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Oh.......my wife loves the central vac. Actually so does my 5 & 2 year old daughters. A lot of time when we go camping, we get woke up in the morning to the sound of the girls playing with the vacuum.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #16
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Senior - see my post under "1989 Southwind General". In short: DuPont interlocking flooring that looks like tile, a high output solar charging system and sat TV. Although I won't be full-timing for at least 2 years, I too am considering an upgrade with space, storage and durability being the driving factors. Best wishes with yours. VP
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After using leveling blocks on a 1976 Midas mini (97,000 miles), and a 1983 Winnebago Chieftain (115,000 miles) we bought our first Safari Trek in 1995 (this is vintage, right?), and it had hydraulic leveling jacks. I take this for granted now but, what a great accessory!. Setup is lots easier, and I had almost forgotten the trial and error of the different blocks and boards.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:28 PM   #18
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I forgot about the hydraulic jacks. They were on it when we bought it, but I will never own a motorhome again without them.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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Lotta good ideas here. My favorite upgrade is a solid fiberglass roof. It was a huge amount of work, not very expensive, but should last longer than me! If I get a hole it's easy to fix. Tell me more about basement ac/heaters.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #20
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I changed the convertor to a Progressive from the old transformer type, added a small solar system, replaced much of the added on wiring with new. My wife enjoys the house style faucet for the kitchen sink with sprayer and we both enjoy the bar sink faucet with moveable spigot in the bathroom. No more water running of the sink counter while you try to rinse your hands.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:14 AM   #21
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Thanks to everyone for shareing what you have done. This is giving me some great ideas!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #22
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Yes, here's a public link to an album I have posted on my Facebook page: Motorhome Before and After | Facebook

Here's another link of the nav unit and drop down LCD tv that I installed: December 18, 2011 | Facebook
Wow, what a beautiful job you've done!
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Wow, what a beautiful job you've done!
Thanks Shimmy, there were a lot of moments during the renovation that my wife and I wanted to light it on fire and walk away. But, now that it is nearly finished and we've had some time to enjoy our hard work it's seeming more like it was time/ money well spent.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:42 AM   #24
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We've recently picked up a 1989 Winnebago Warrior 22' The interior needs some freshening up.

I've taken the before photos and will soon be taking the phase 1 photos. I know this is going to be a longer term project.
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Yeah, ALL of the wall paper (ceiling & walls) was removed. The walls were cover with faux stucco wall paper that looks just like a textured wall in a house. The ceiling was recovered using a white vinyl and stain oak strips to cover the seams.

We got the furniture from: RV Furniture,Boat Furniture,Van Seats,SUV Truck Seats,Van Tops
We love the furniture, BUT they're customer service is horrible! It took about six month before they finally got our order correct.
My in-laws just got their furniture two weeks ago from the same place we ordered ours from, but their experience was much more positive. They received their furniture ON TIME and in EXCELLENT condition the first time. Here is a photo of their motor home(1986 Itasca Windcruiser) with the new furniture.
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Another one well done!

I have that Million Bucks ready when you are
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Another one well done!

I have that Million Bucks ready when you are
We still have the counter tops in the kitchen and bathroom to do, but they are waiting till next summer for that.

As far as yours goes, you can take the necessary money out of the million to drive to California. The remainder of the money should cover the remodel. LOL!
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We still have the counter tops in the kitchen and bathroom to do, but they are waiting till next summer for that.

As far as yours goes, you can take the necessary money out of the million to drive to California. The remainder of the money should cover the remodel. LOL!
So about a case of beer then?
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