REMODELING USED CLASS C MOTORHOMES

A SIMPLE GUIDE TO MAKE YOURS UNMISTAKABLY YOURS!!

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Used Class C motorhomes are tearing up the road all across America (and the rest of the world) now like never before! Roomy, comfortable and compact, these RV's make sense for so many sun seekers, fun seekers and adventure hounds. They're easy to pack up, easy to drive and they go almost anywhere.

And, if you're careful, patient and know what to look for, you may even get one in reasonable shape for under $3K, even ones gently used.

Class C motorhomes are generally built on beefed up cargo van frames and have American running gear, which means most mechanics can work on them.

Lots of these used Class C motorhomes have low mileage, because their owners only used them to get to KOA's (or other upscale RV parks) a few times a year. Many have been owned by older folks who had them serviced regularly. That's not always the case, though.

So, you need to be on your guard. Look for signs of tell-tale abuse, cover-ups and anything that looks odd or "not right." But, that goes for any used thing you plan to buy. If you can find one that looks nice, can pass a smog test, shifts smoothly and stops when you apply medium pressure on the brake pedal, go find an RV mechanic and have that baby checked out.

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Go online to find a floor plan, if you can, of the model you have. This isn't always possible with all used Class C motorhomes, but spend a little time and see how close you can come.

Put the printout on a clipboard, go inside your rig and measure everything. In no time you'll have a pretty good representation of what you have—accurately—and you'll have a better visual of what's possible.
Its also important to make this plan fit not only what's possible to do, but to have it fit your lifestyle and your (and your mate's) needs.

You can get some great insights at RV expos and tradeshows of what works in small spaces and try and have everything serve dual or multiple purposes. You want to make your remodel "cool" ... but cool and comfortable is so much better than cool and uncomfortable.

Also, don't rule out the home improvement stores for sinks, cabinets, flooring, countertops and other things. And, there are lots of materials and "RV specific" items you can find at auto salvage yards, too. Call around.

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The easiest way to remodel used Class C motorhomes is to create individual "projects." Since used Class C motorhomes are basically one room, these projects need to be compartmentalized. So, to start your Used Class A Motorhomes Remodel Map remember AFFLAC (not the supplemental insurance company). Gee, I hope they don't sue me, it just worked out that way. A F F L A C stands for:

• 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. First, check with the factory to see if covers are made for your specific RV. Many times RV salvage yards have nice, hardly used furniture. Also, search used class c motorhomes furniture, motorhome furniture, used rv furniture, discount rv furniture, even surplus rv furniture. Add "your town" (ie. used rv furniture tulsa ok) to find places nearby.

• 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. Find these at RV parts dealers, online or (again) auto and RV salvage yards.

• 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 also make a huge difference! If you're painting, remember you won't need much. A pint of a really wild color may even be too 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.

Used Class C Motorhomes tend to 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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