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Old 01-23-2021, 03:36 PM   #1
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Trade or remodel?

We enjoy our 04 MADP 4017, typically spend summer months in it. After 3 years of ownership we thought would it be nice to have:

1.5 bath
Washer/dryer
Tag axle
450/500HP
King bed
Res fridge

After 6 months of shopping in this overheated sellers market we decided remodeling was a good alternative. So.......yesterday we scheduled the work at Classic Coach Works in Ormond Beach Fl.

We choose these upgrades:
Vinyl (wood look) floors throughout
Residential fridge
W/D combo
Booth dinette
TV lift with custom cabinet
Theater seating
Bigger shower

Downside: no tag, half bath and more HP.

Upside: no DEF/DPF, Eplex, multiplex wiring.

Any other owners that chose to remodel out there?
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Old 01-23-2021, 03:41 PM   #2
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Feel comfortable sharing the price?

You tube suggest flooring alone runs $6000-7000...
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Old 01-23-2021, 04:54 PM   #3
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About this time last year my wife and I were in the throes of "trading up." We eventually decided to improve what we have. I came across Classic Coach Works by recommendations on iRV2. We did not use their services, but we did end up using one of their products, flooring by Karndean ("DaVinci" RP61, Canadian Maple).

Flat Rock Tile and Stone in Claremont, NH, coordinated the installation of the flooring and the new carpet. Both look fabulous.

In addition, I installed a new washer-dryer, a new mattress and new driver and passenger seats.

It was a lot of money.

We still look. What's with that?

But, all signs are we'll stick with this coach until we get out of RVing entirely.
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:58 PM   #4
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About this time last year my wife and I were in the throes of "trading up." We eventually decided to improve what we have. I came across Classic Coach Works by recommendations on iRV2. We did not use their services, but we did end up using one of their products, flooring by Karndean ("DaVinci" RP61, Canadian Maple).

Flat Rock Tile and Stone in Claremont, NH, coordinated the installation of the flooring and the new carpet. Both look fabulous.

In addition, I installed a new washer-dryer, a new mattress and new driver and passenger seats.

It was a lot of money.

We still look. What's with that?

But, all signs are we'll stick with this coach until we get out of RVing entirely.
Mark,
Thanks for sharing your remodel story! Itís a pricey endeavor to be sure.

Several ways to look at (rationalize) the cost.

The cost is less than the sales tax on a new MADP. 😁

The premium used units are commanding make the remodel cost seem more reasonable.

To purchase what we wanted would be $200/250K and still have the same exposure to costly chassis/body repairs as we have with our 04. Plus 6% sales tax on the purchase.

The depreciation on a 2012/2015 unit over 3 years will be at or exceed the remodel cost.

Anyway thatís how we got to the decision.

Our eyes are wide open, this remodel doesnít increase the value of our rig in anyway.

It will have a positive impact on our comfort and enjoyment of the coach.

We will probably keep looking too! Crazy.

Safe travels to you and yours!
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:25 AM   #5
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Why would you say it doesnít increase its value? I would think an updated rig is worth more than an outdated one...
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Why would you say it doesnít increase its value? I would think an updated rig is worth more than an outdated one...
I suspect it might enhance the value (pennies on the dollar?) a bit if selling to an individual.

Doubt a dealer would add anything over wholesale on a trade.
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