Owners of used Class A motorhomes, and other RV's, are generally prohibited from doing major remodels or mechanical work if boondocking
(living in the boonies) or parked at most RV parks. The good news is, maybe you can achieve that "wow" effect without an all out makeover!
Most older used Class A motorhomes have a certain "look" about them.
So, if the exterior is in decent shape and the paint is good, just keep
it waxed, polish the chrome and replace the running lights if you need
The interior, on the other hand, has LOTS of areas that can make a big
difference and vastly improve your life and comfort. Of course, this is
about doing it on a budget.
First, you need a plan. Decide where you're going, just like when
you're traveling. Your "used class a motorhomes map" could be an actual
floor plan (great if you can make or get one of your rig) or a bunch of
notes and sketches on a legal pad.
Sometimes you can find floor plans online by searching the make and
model of your RV with the words "floor plan" after (ie. 32 ft winnebago
You may not find your exact rig, but hopefully you'll get close enough.
A great place to try is RVingPlanet.com and click on RV FINDER. Use the
floor plan for figuring space issues, flooring placements and other
And, make the plan fit your unique lifestyle and needs. There's no use
putting time and money into something only to wish you'd gone in
another direction after you finish. A really great way to get ideas, of
course, is to go to an RV Expo and see what and how they do things.
Don't get swept away by the glitz, though, but take notes and take
photos (if you can).
Used Class A motorhomes are the most fun to work on and the most
rewarding. Many of the remodeling materials, such as tile, sinks,
flooring, paneling and wall coverings can be had at the lumber yards
and big boxes, too.
The easiest way to remodel used class a motorhomes is to create
individual "projects." Since motorhomes are basically one room, the
projects need to be compartmentalized.
So, to start your Used Class A Motorhomes Remodel Map
Not the supplemental insurance company, it just worked out that way (I
hope they don't sue me). A F F L A C stands for:
can be real money eaters if you buy them new, and with some older rigs,
you may not even be able to find new ones. Take heart, though, as used
and refurbished refrigerators, ovens, cookstoves and a slew of others
(some may not have even been invented when your rig
was made) are available online. Search used rv appliances
or used rv appliances your town (ie used rv
appliances portland or) using the Bing Custom Search box Click
Here. Its best to buy used appliances from a dealer
who gives a
can be anything your mind can conceive! Tile, carpet, laminate or
adhesive backed linoleum. Or, of course, any combination of these. A
floor plan comes in really handy now, even if you measure and make one
yourself. Don't restrict yourself to what's there now. A knock-out
beautiful flooring treatment can be created using inexpensive on-sale
materials from your neighborhood Big Box!
may be, depending on the condition of your interior, the hardest and
most expensive upgrade you'll have. But, its also the most important.
Worn out, ugly furniture looks even worse when everything else is
remodeled. The first thing you should do is check with the factory to
see if covers are made for your specific RV. Many times RV salvage
yards have nice, hardly used furniture and, of course, there's the
internet. Browse around. You'll find RV furniture, motorhome furniture,
used RV furniture, discount RV furniture, even surplus RV furniture. If
you're not living in your RV you might even find a reupholster shop
within your means.
not only applies to the fixtures, but your windows as well. Lots of
older RV's have curtains and valances which hide up to 20% of the
window! Look into mini blinds, wood blinds, faux blinds, cellular
shades and verticals. Search window blinds and see
how inexpensive these are. Adding to or upgrading your lighting is an
easy, fun job, too.
are just about anything. A few small pillows, a wild framed mirror,
throw rugs or even brightly painted appliances! Also, think about brass
faucets, hinges, knobs, towel racks and other things. Little things in
small areas can have big impacts!
could be paint, fabrics, curtains or upholstery. When you visit the RV
expos and trade shows, be sure to take note of the new colors, color
combinations and how these hit you. Color can make a big difference! If
you're painting, remember you won't need much.
Depending on your budget or time or both, start where you feel
confident you can complete the job(s) necessary within each project
then, as circumstances permit, move on to another.
Have fun with these projects! There's nothing more satisfying than
waking up in an environment you created. Used Class A Motorhomes take
on a life of their own and, with a little help from you, a personality
as well! Of course you'll have problems and things will break, wear out
and go wrong, but that's the way life in general is, isn't it?