Restart from my post on the new member check in.
I have come to be in possession of a 27 foot 1984 Winnebago Chieftain.
My plan is to remodel the thing and restore it to its former beauty. So far I've spent some time just crawling around the vehicle taking inventory of what we have. And what we have is pretty solid!
To give you an idea of the plan:
- Seal the roof and windows. Treat the sills to get them back to black.
- Rip out the carpet and cabinet door paneling, fridge paneling.
- Remove peeling wallpaper
- fix structural defects in dinette/furniture/cabinetry
- check out LP, electrical, chassis wear and tear items. Replace/repair as needed.
- refinish cabinetry and cabinet door paneling, install new wallpaper or repaint.
- install new flooring (we're leaning towards wood, for now)
- install new window covering
- Install new upholstery
I'm already deviating from my original plan to seal the roof first, since I came across the opportunity to have someone rip out the carpet in exchange for me getting a vintage Porsche running. (I know I got the better end of that deal, cause you know, who needs a Porsche when you have such a stunning beauty sitting in your driveway?)
- Last night I found a problem with the gen set fuel pump, it'll go on the list.
- I replaced the fuel filler hoses and tightened everything up around the fuel tank area.
- I found a crack in the exterior where the awning is attached. I'm thinking of putting a wood 2x4 brace behind it to strengthen the area and repair the fiberglass by using either epoxy or a patch.
- The previous owner left me with a wealth of user manuals, receipts and so on. I now have the users manual for each and every appliance in the RV. If anyone needs manual related to the 84 chieftain, I might just have it.
I'll start with some pictures of current condition for now and start adding pics as I make progress.
Looking towards he front
What were they thinking in the 80's?
Pantry and Closet.
Lots of work to be done for sure.
I'll be posting as we get things done and hopefully remember to take lots of before/during/after pictures.