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Author Topic: Sanity check?  (Read 2999 times)

Offline 1990HR

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  • Posts: 76
  • Member since: 2015
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1990
  • Make: Holiday Rambler
  • Model: 33csxs
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Sanity check?
« on: April 26, 2015, 11:53 PM »
So the wife and I bought this 1990 Holiday Rambler a couple months ago and are going through it with a fine tooth comb.
She is cleaning the inside like there was a murder scene that took place and I'm prepping the exterior for a full paint job.
As we are doing this, we are replacing all marker lights, brake lights, turn signals, porch light and every light we come across with LEDs.
Tonight we ordered a cool entrance grab handle that is illuminated and a keyless touchpad door lock.
For the interior, we plan on new flooring, all new leather furniture including the captain chairs, media electric fireplace with TV on top, new walls,
new toilet, all digital dash with plastic burl dash plate, replace all curtains and shades and the list goes on with minor things.


Funny thing is I'm the one in the family that is the spender and the wife is frugal one.
Here, the wife is all about replacing everything and making this 25 year old motorhome look brand new.


Have we both gone crazy?

Offline joev

  • 6 year member
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  • Posts: 162
  • Member since: 2013
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Indian
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Sanity check?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 04:40 AM »
nope sounds like you caught the motorhome bug.  :)rotflmao

Offline MotorPro

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  • Posts: 197
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1986
  • Make: Winnebego
  • Model: Elandan
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Sanity check?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 05:41 AM »
Sanity check? Anyone sane they wouldn't be on this forum

Offline LJ-TJ

  • 16 year member
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  • Posts: 2584
  • Member since: 2003
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Sanity check?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 07:05 AM »
Nope, sounds normal to me. Differance between you and us is we spread it over a period of time. However you have committed the  cardinal sin. WHERE'S THE PICTRUES.  D:oH! $@!#@!

Offline jeno

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  • Posts: 145
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy p30
  • Engine: 454
Re: Sanity check?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 08:03 AM »
nope, if my motorhome was all done i would not have as much fun with it.

Offline M & J

  • 7 year member
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  • Posts: 1410
  • Member since: 2012
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1987
  • Make: Tiffin
  • Model: Allegro
  • Chassis: P-30
  • Engine: 454
Re: Sanity check?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 11:07 AM »
Nope. Still dont see a problem.
M & J

Offline Froggy1936

  • 15 year member
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  • Posts: 1612
  • Member since: 2004
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Minnie Winnie
  • Chassis: Chevy G30
  • Engine: 5.7 1995
Re: Sanity check?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 11:34 AM »
Actually when you are done , you will have a like new R/V for a lot less than a new one. And other than the Super rich No one will be able to tell the difference nor will they care !Frank
 
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Offline 1990HR

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  • Posts: 76
  • Member since: 2015
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1990
  • Make: Holiday Rambler
  • Model: 33csxs
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Sanity check?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 10:38 PM »
Actually when you are done , you will have a like new R/V for a lot less than a new one. And other than the Super rich No one will be able to tell the difference nor will they care !Frank
 

That's what I keep telling myself. A new nice class A starts at $80,000 easy and average is around $140,000 - $160,000 and they make new vehicles so you can't work on them. A new motorhome will have the new "Style" look but it will not have anything we don't, to a degree.

Nope, sounds normal to me. Differance between you and us is we spread it over a period of time. However you have committed the  cardinal sin. WHERE'S THE PICTRUES.  D:oH! $@!#@!

I have been taking a lot of pictures of the process. After it is painted I will post a link to the pictures.
I'll make a webpage on our server with all the pictures of what we have done and put up a link.
Don't want to take a lot of bandwidth from this site when I don't have to.

 

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