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Old 10-24-2020, 01:26 PM   #1
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Renovation of Coach Is Complete

To get my wife off the "New Motorhome" trail and having to spend $250,000 more to get a brand new RV similar to what we have, I agreed to have Classic Coach Works in Ormond Beach Florida renovate our 2006 Holiday Rambler Ambassador. We spent a total of about $15,000 for everything including new luxury vinyl tile floors throughout, repairing minor water damage to the subfloor by the drivers window area, putting tile on the entry steps and walls, new dye on the dash, A pillars and door panels to look like new again, rebuild both captains chairs with closed cell foam and matching ultra-leather, installing locks on the flat screen TV's I installed, installing door locks on the new residential 'fridge I installed, new magic fan motor installed in the bathroom, found the short in the reading lights in the bedroom, got our front door to operate better, got our stair well step cover to operate better and covered in new carpet. Knowing how much a new coach was going to cost made the $15k a LOT easier to spend!!! I have to say, the coach looks like a new one and I couldn't be happier with the work. Here's a few before and after pics of the stair well entry area. I think this was one of the best upgrades we did. I'll post some more pics later. This cost $715 extra to do the stairs in addition to the cost of the floor.
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Old 10-24-2020, 01:32 PM   #2
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Depreciation on the new coach would have been more than the 15k you spent so you're money ahead.

Entrance steps look great. Really looks nice!! I did something similar a few years ago. My top step has storage under it so it complicated the install a little.
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Here are a few more before and after pics. The old off white carpet was looking pretty rough!!! And the cheap stick on wood flooring was starting to peel up around the edges. This change is pretty dramatic in person. The coach looks and smells like a new one. The camera doesn't exactly show the colors correctly. The tile floor is a taupe (grey/brown) color and the carpet matches. In the pics the carpet looks beige for some reason. The matching ultra leather on the captains chairs is in the same color family as the floors just not quite as dark. I was afraid if I made everything the same color as the tile it would look too dark in the RV.
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Depreciation on the new coach would have been more than the 15k you spent so you're money ahead.

Entrance steps look great. Really looks nice!! I did something similar a few years ago. My top step has storage under it so it complicated the install a little.
Mine has the storage under the top step as well. It's still functional after the flooring upgrade.
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I installed the residential 'fridge, the sink faucet, and all the flat screen TV's.
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I think you made a wise decision.

If you are satisfied with your coach the cost of an upgrade like this more then justified. I'd be toasting with Gentleman Jack also if I were you!!
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Looks nice and tastefully done.
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Looks like a great job! Enjoy.
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Ya done great. Looks fantastic. I like the flooring on the diagonal. We did the same thing in our S&B small master bath & it looks much bigger.....fools the eye.

Enjoy the upgrades.

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As a fellow HR owner I think it looks great!! I can't wait to finish mine, doing a lot of upgrades and repairs Go enjoy, way to save a few bucks and get it looking nice. Curious, did you go through all the mechanicals too?
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For those with storage under the top step - can you post a pic with what the storage compartment looks like lid open?

I redid the sides of my stairs with hardwood recently. I left the treads original, but could do something with them as well. The treads rise with a motor to create a platform. Hinge is at ontop of the top riser.

OP - renovation looks great!!! good investment.
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Looks like $15k well spent.
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Nice job and money well spent. There is a lot of character in some of the older coaches. Have some great times in it.
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Looks Great
You probably have a better coach now as apposed to buying a new one.
Seems like money well spent.
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