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Old 10-22-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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We live in Georgia just below Atlanta and own a 2003 Endeavor. Instead of buying a new or newer unit, we would like to do some upgrading of our present unit. Put in flat screen, remove booth and add crendeza and freestanding booth and maybe a computer station. We have the 40' DST model. Any suggestions on who and or where this might be accomplished.
Would like to do this on a moderate budget.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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We live in Georgia just below Atlanta and own a 2003 Endeavor. Instead of buying a new or newer unit, we would like to do some upgrading of our present unit. Put in flat screen, remove booth and add crendeza and freestanding booth and maybe a computer station. We have the 40' DST model. Any suggestions on who and or where this might be accomplished.
Would like to do this on a moderate budget.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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That is I want to replace the booth and put in a free standing dinette with credenza.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:32 AM   #4
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Then, you should do it yourself. Get some remodeling books from Lowes. Your carpet area is simply stapled down with a poor quality pad under it. Curtains, etc can be redone if DW is handy with a sewing machine. We did ours and are quite happy with it. I used laminate floor from the raised edge at the doghouse back, vinyl floor in the bath room and replaced carpet in the doghouse area, including doghouse. Came out great. We redid curtains, couch, and currently changing out some of the electronics again myself.

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Old 10-23-2007, 04:48 AM   #5
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Mike, Irv Kaufman(Kaufman Kustom Woodworking)in Nappanee, In. (574) 773-4911 E-mail: ivkauf@maplenet.net makes beautiful computer desks or what ever your remodeling need may be. Ed.S
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:28 AM   #6
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Consider going to the Newmar Owners Forum on this iRV2 site. On the main page there is a sticky thread named "Quick Tips & Easy Mods", on the first page. There are a bunch of remodel pictures in this thread.
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Hamdave, how hard was it to re-do the doghouse carpet? Did you create a pattern? Inquiring minds want to know .... LOL
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:29 PM   #8
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We've bought several pieces of oak RV furniture from Larry Miller at amazingmagictable.com. He has a website with photos of some of his products. They are made by Amish woodworkers at Nappanee, IN.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:11 PM   #9
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Greg Mies of Frm Trees To These in Decatur, IN does great work. He specializes in American Tradition/Dream/Eagles coaches but does all brands.

Davis Cabinets in Junction City, OR is a fine shop if you are in the West. People travel from all over the US to have work done there.

There are quite a few cabinet shops in the Indiana RV manufacturing belt - probably any of them could do well for you. But so could a local cabinet shop in your area - ask around.
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rivercat, I simply pulled the doghouse carpet away from the doghouse. It came off easily. Use it as the pattern. then I roughed up the doghouse just a little bit with my small vibration sander and wiped it clean. Get (from about anywhere)3M#90 spray glue. spray the doghouse AND the carpet backing and wait until it gets 'tacky'. DW and I then put the carpet on the doghouse and held it for a few minutes til it dried out enough. we had fitted the new piece ahead of time and marked some spots so we could quickly put it in the correct position. you can also use some weights(books etc) to hold edges down until it drys.

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Old 10-31-2007, 05:47 AM   #11
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Has anyone traded out the jack-knife sofa? I want to but am affraid it is to big to come out or the one I want to put in will be to big to go in! Put in new flooring with ease and will do more as I learn how.
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A friend of mine who owns a Carriage fiver took the jack knife sofa and the stock recliners out to lessen the weight in the rig and replaced them with light weight furniture. We removed the rear window to provide access. It worked real well. If and when I remodel my Allegro, I would just use the door because it is accessible for removing the sofa bed, dinette or anything else that needed to come out.
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We had some custom cabinets made for our motorhome, and you might consider the same for your credenza and computer station. The cabinet shop we used is in the northeast metro Atlanta area. Proprietor is Freddie Roebuck. Phone is (was 18 months ago) 770 945-2585. Our cabinet looks great and looks like part of the original motorhome.

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