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Old 05-24-2023, 11:27 AM   #71
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It doesnt matter what we think...if you like it you like it. My only peeve is I cannot buy a new camper without it being gray gray grey grey.

Someone also made the point that they use super cold LED's which just further aggravate the situation. At least one could remove those for some warm LEDs. However it further illustrates that the masses love the medical office look.

Bah!
ORV makes one of the highest quality trailers and 5th wheels. No gray in their interior, but some ORV owners complain about all the shades of brown. Alliance makes trailers and 5vers with all white interior in case you’re looking for that looney cell look. If you tire of white, you can always paint it tie dye.
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I looked at a cousin to the ORV. Yes the Arctic Fox. Those things look like an old hunting lodge.
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Old 05-24-2023, 05:46 PM   #73
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I am thinking if one replaced all the blaring white LED's in one and put some nice warm yet bright LED's in, it might be tolerable. Not willing to part with $40k to find out.
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I cannot seem to find much of anything less then 3 yrs old that isnt this dingy cold gray interior color? Must be just me.. Seems like old dead wood to me.. and cold with white countertops and floors.

Frustrating when you are looking for the exact oppposite, a nice warm feeling.

Ive let go of the fact that the interiors are like homes rather than a nice warm calming cabin feel.

Sorry to rant but it is frustrating.. I guess that is what the millenials like.

And to make matters worse, my target brand is Lance and they have welcomed the coldness with open arms.
Another reason to keep our 2006 Tiffin Phaeton. A warm cozy look of real wood trim and a nice composite counter top that compliments the wood trim.
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My issue with the gray interiors is the cheap plastic used to build them.
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Well this post was entertaining! (6 pages in as many days! )
There is nothing more amusing than having a discussion about a subjective topic - such as Color! And you're all Wrong! But you're also all Correct! Isn't that fun?

Apologies in advance for the breathiness of this response. I'm 56, an Architect and our firm designs Commerical, Resorts and Multifamily projects across the country (both market rate & 55+ communities) - and I deal with this on a daily basis. And over the years, I've seen the 'current trends' change from the browns of the 70's, to the muted mauves of the 80's to the long-living Beige Brigade to the recent 50-Shades of Gray! And that is exactly what they do - they change - based upon {wait for it}... the {aggregate} people's tastes. These industries spend tons of hours and money into the research. It's no different in the Automobile or the RV Industries. The good news is it'll change in the Future to something else. Perhaps back to Mauve?

Notice I said 'aggregate' or the average. Specificity is relegated to the 'Custom' markets. Sure, you can get something in a very specific color or material, IF you're willing to spend a little extra. Now, regarding the OPs comments about 'them grays', well... I get it. it's not everyone's cup of tea. But then again, it 'is what it is' if that is what the companies are currently offering, and you're looking to purchase now - unless you can speak to them about modifications prior to fabrication. And that is speaking of the new coaches. Look at anything older, and you're going back in 'Taste Time'.

But again, this is all Subjective to you and your preferences. As many of these posts eschew - what one person likes or prefers, another doesn't. But isn't that the beauty of getting/having an RV? You can get what you like, what you want - and what makes you happy. At the end of the day, that is what matters.

My wife and I had decided late last year to join this 'craziness' - and we bought an older Coach: a 2002 Holiday Rambler Scepter (a 40' diesel pusher). The interior is... dated, but in a well-maintained condition for being 21 years old. It is Green on the exterior with 'cream' flooring & walls, a white ceiling and natural maple (i.e bown) cabinetry, which is in good condition.

Our intent was always to remodel the inside- with the intent to be full-timers, travel and go see/do things. We plan to update the appliances, fixtures, new countertops & update the existing flooring (tile & carpet) to LVT or wood floors. Carpet? Who decided that was a great idea to put this in RVs? (Nevermind - that is a whole other 'subjective' topic unto itself.)

As for the interior color, remember I said I do this for a living? Yet even so, we spent hours looking at various paint chip colors. Hourrrrsssss. Technically any color is available - you just need to have them figure out the specific mixture! In the end... we intend to paint the walls a very light warm gray (i can hear the gasps now) - mainly with the intent to keep it as light as possible. Whites and creams were a no-go. Colors, while beautiful and nice were a bit too darkening. To be honest, there really is not a lot of wall surface when you get down to it. The windows, cabinets, & furniture take up most of the space.

Now here is where it's going to get fun - we also intend to paint over the maple cabinets. Yes, I can hear some of you fainting and uttering 'how could you?!'. Frankly because it is dated and while it is nice, it appears old. While I too am 'old', I don't necessarily want to be surrounded by reminders of that. (Don't worry, I am a perfectionist, so we'll do a great job!) We were leaning towards a light gray (but darker than the walls) for the uppers, with some specific accents we'll also add. Again this was to maintain the feeling of lightness & openness. As has been mentioned, darker colors have a tendency to make a space feel small and more enclosed. For the lowers however, we were leaning to a robust red, but a very particular shade. Or we might go with a rich, darker gray. Right now some of you are gasping for air. It's OK - I won't be doing that in your coach.

Many bring up 'resale value'. And? Our intention was to live in this, not to turn around and flip it. Perhaps if that was our intention, we'd be doing things differently, but it isn't. I want to be happy where I'm living. The rest of the interior of the Coach will allow us to personalize it with other things. Colorful things.

And to finish, I think a lot of times that is why you see Industries like this endeavoring to keep things in a "Neutral state" - first with the browns, then with the creams, and now with the Grays. Acting as a backdrop and allowing your personal touches, your flourishes, your colorful knick-knacks to then come to the foreground - and display your wonderful personality.

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Sorry to tell you but GRAY I'd not a color. GREY IS A COLOR!!
Only in the UK! Take a look at any box of crayons that you had when you were 5 years old and the color written on the gray one is "GRAY".
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Please share pics when you've finished updating the coach.
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Wow, great gouge. Thank you for taking the time to provide this perspective.
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Must have spread from housebuilders recent offerings. Must look even worse in an RV and even more difficult to change.
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I cannot seem to find much of anything less then 3 yrs old that isnt this dingy cold gray interior color? Must be just me.. Seems like old dead wood to me.. and cold with white countertops and floors.

Frustrating when you are looking for the exact oppposite, a nice warm feeling.

Ive let go of the fact that the interiors are like homes rather than a nice warm calming cabin feel.

Sorry to rant but it is frustrating.. I guess that is what the millenials like.

And to make matters worse, my target brand is Lance and they have welcomed the coldness with open arms.
We are own a 2017 Lance 1995. It was made before Lance was acquired by one of the big RV manufacturers in Indiana and is nice and warm inside. I suggest you look at one of those.
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I just did a search. I am indeed the only one who doesnt like this new decor. I guess I have no taste. onward.
WeI also loathe the interior color schemes of most of the new campers. We find the various shades of gray in the interiors very cold and uninviting, very much like many hotel rooms in which I stay. And I stay in lots of hotel rooms annually for my business. That is only one of the reasons why we are looking at the arctic fox line of fifth wheel campers. Theyíre warm and inviting in our opinion.
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I write this while sitting in a hotel room in Midland, Texas. It’s mostly all shades of grey. Almost makes me sick. :(
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