Used Class B Motorhomes are the vans dreams are made of! I've lived in
a 7'X20' metal box on wheels and loved every minute. Well, every other
minute. The point is, one person can live quite comfortably in a nicely
furnished Class B and two people can too, if they're really
The best thing about Class B's is you can drive them anywhere and park
in a regular parking space.
Used class b motorhomes range in size from short vans you can't stand
up in with a bed and a porti-potty to 20+ foot long specially made
motorhomes with high tech electronics, kitchens and even hot water
The oldest American used Class B motorhomes come from the sixties and
were originally made from stock window vans or delivery vehicles.
Volkswagon made some classics which now have a cult-like following, who
may pay up to $80,000.00 (twenty times their original value) for a
Old American Class B's, though. are the cheapest to buy and remodel.
Countertops, small 12VDC refrigerators, propane stoves, flooring,
cabinets and wall paneling (among other things) are available at home
improvement big box stores and other retailers. And, there are lots of
these you can pick over at the auto salvage yards.
There are used Class B motorhomes everywhere, and for every price
imaginable, but first you should decide how and what you'll be using it
for. Weekends at the beach, spontaneous trips, full summer adventures
or full time living. Is this for just you? You and someone? Friends and
family at times? Do you like to semi-rough it? Need all the toys? And,
you should always think about "double duty" when applied to things in
your Class B. This means that the more things that have multiple
functions the better.
First you must make a plan. Like the map used
for traveling, your map will be the remodeling plan and also your
lifestyle plan. If there's an RV Expo near or one coming up, be sure to
go and spend the day. Take a pad and pencil and a camera (or your
smartphone). There are so many new ideas that can apply to used class b
motorhomes and so many things you can retro-fit in creative ways it
makes the mind boggle.
The easiest way to remodel your motorhome or RV is to create individual
"projects." Since motorhomes are basically one room, these projects
need to be compartmentalized. So, to start your Used Class B
Motorhomes Remodel Map remember AFFLAC
(not the supplemental insurance company ...I hope they don't sue me, it
just worked out that way):
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 B 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?