REMODELING USED CLASS B MOTORHOMES

RESPECT THE VAN, DUDE

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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 compatible.

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 showers.

The oldest American used Class B motorhomes come from the sixties and were originally made from stock window vans or delivery vehicles.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 "cherry."

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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.

used class c motorhomes 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):

• APPLIANCES 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 warranty.

• FLOORING 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!

• FURNISHINGS 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.

• LIGHTING 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.

• ACCENTS 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!

• COLOR 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?


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