He sure looked nice from the outside. The inside, while in
good great condition, was not exactly to my taste. For whatever reason, the entire RV/Camper market seems to appeal to an aesthetically challenged demographic. I wanted to make the interior bright and modern. That meant I had to customize the interior space to my liking because even on the high end of the market, all RVs seem to be designed by someone stuck in the 90’s.
Below is an itemized list of all tasks completed. I will link to resources and provide associated prices and labor hours, to my best estimation.
- Resealed every seam on the roof with Dicor Lap Sealant ~$20, 2 hrs
- Replaced bathroom hardware (towel bars, hooks, TP spool) ~$100, 2 hrs
- Replaced showerhead $35, 1hr
- Replaced shower faucet $20, ?hrs
- Replaced bathroom sink faucet $150, ?hrs
- Replaced all ceiling light fixtures with low profile, LED pucks or lightbars $200, 2 hrs
- Installed a custom dinette chandelier with LED lights
- Replaced LP/CMO detector $75, 1 hr
- Spray painted existing bedroom sconces and replaced bulbs with LED $20, 2 hrs
- Painted all interior cabinetry [Benjamin Moore Advanced (Satin)] $150, 3 weeks
- Replaced cabinet pulls $25, 1 hr
- Replaced hinges $70, 6 hrs
- Reupholstered all fabric (cushions, trim, panels) [Fabric from Pollack] $600, 2 weeks
- Replaced flooring with Luxury Vinyl Planks $250, ? days
- Replaced bedroom mattress with memory foam $300, ?min)
- Put down a layer of hypervent matting $150, ?min
- Replaced air conditioner (because I may have gone under a very low bridge) $600, ?hrs
- Replaced 12volt house battery with 2 6volt batteries $???, ?hrs
- Installed a backup camera that connects to my truck $250, 20 minutes
- Installed a WiFi Ranger on the roof $650, ?hrs
*Reupholstering the dinette was perhaps the most challenging part of the process. It took the longest and required the most skill along with a sewing machine. You must determine for yourself which is worth more, the time or the money it would have taken to have these professionally done. I was quoted two very different and very high prices. $1400 from one company and $800 from another. For 4 cushions, I just couldn’t justify spending that, since I (sort of) know how to sew.
**Sanding, priming and painting the cabinets was another huge undertaking for one person with little experience. Because the cabinets frames were laminated pine, it made the prep work very difficult (sanding down shiny paper and getting it smooth was quite the job).
I tried tracking my progress the best I could but stopping to take a photo when in the zone is not really my thing. I’ll post links to photos and descriptions of each project below. If you have any specific questions, shoot me a comment and I will do my best to answer it. I know how helpful it was for me to have advice and tutorials in the process.
Replacing Bathroom Hardware & Fixtures
Replacing the Lighting