Originally Posted by superk
I actually never thought of doing the wallpaper. Wow what a great idea. Would you mind posting a pic or two of your new walls?
Picture 1 and 2 :
I painted all the wood in the coach.
I put ceramic over the countertop in the kitchen.
I put a strip of ceramic on the floor in the kitchen not more than 6 inches.
I have put floating floor large wood and side by side and not front to rear (side by side make my coach look wider and rear to front would look like a school bus and the coach would look longer). The floor goes up to the front gas pedal so the room look bigger.
I painted everything in the coach that was gold to silver with spray cans. The lamps, the door accessories, the toilet paper holder, everything. Gold is out, so we must get rid of it everywhere.
I painted everything that was in plastic to white with spray cans, the fan on the roof, the electric outlet, everything. I wanted everything to look like brand new.
I cover the original window covering with new tissus. Took 2 days.
I also covered the original chairs in the dining room with new tissue.
You can see on the second picutre I have put new vinyl wallpaper on the walls with VOV glue. I took a safari look. Like a animal skin. This paper was of the most expansive I could find. At the touch it feel like real fur. It is very important to take expensive rolls in my opinion.
I put LED everywhere. Even replace the neon tubes with LED stripes from ebay for 5$.
On picture 2 I have put a vacuum trap for broom under the oven. We broom the floor and bring the dirt to this trap. Underneath, in the compartment I have put a 30$ 2 gallons small shop vac. I have put a 12V relay 15 amps to make it automatic when you open the trap.
You can also see on picture 2 the strip of ceramic on the floor. It separates the kitchen from the dining room to the eye. This is very important otherwise the kitchen is in the "same room".
On picture 3 you see the window covering.
The fireplace that replaced the original old TV.
I have changed the front windshield curtain. Well in fact, we changed the curtain that was sew to the previous back-curtain.
The 32 inch TV with the Travel TV mount. I have another 29" TV in the bed room with the Travel TV mount.
You see have put new leather on the original sofa and on the lazyboy seat. I took commercial leather. The leather normally is good for 80000 seatings. This leather is rated 500000 seatings. I have 5 kids.
You see on picture 3 the floating floor goes under the fronts seats.
I changed the carpet between the driver and passenger.
Picture 4 show the ceramic on the kitchen wall. It cover the whole lenght of the countertop.
I changed all the windows blinds for vinyl. 600$ total.
On picture 5 I have a 55$ amazon.ca Bluethooth radio with usb. Painted wood everywhere even in the front. Carpet between the driver and passenger. Phone with Google maps GPS and holder. The phone connects via bluethooth with the radio so the voice indication of the road goes thru the radio speakers. The phone connects to our Verizon Jetpack (a wireless internet router on 4G that can supply all our toys with internet) which gives us 10 gigs for a month for 100$. So our google maps gps is realtime connected on the internet.
On the right of the fireplace I have two 3.0 amps usb connections. I have two more at the bottom of the fireplace on each side, one for the driver and one for the passenger. Each of the four USB ports have there own 3.0amps 12V to 5v transfo bought on aliexpress.com. It charge a tablet very fast.
Behind the fireplace I have a Prowatt 2000 true inverter connected to 4 batteries and 900 watts on 3 solar panels with two true MPPT controllers and a 200 amps alternator on the Ford Engine. My kids can play video games on the two tvs on the road, the icemaker and the microwave are also working on the road without the generator and without draining down the batteries.
Sorry for my english, better in french.