Makeover and Remodel
Your Motorhome or RV
Ten Good Reasons to Remodel Your RV:
1.Remodeling is the most economical way to get a true upgrade. As opposed to trading in your RV, remodeling enables you to add the features you need and the look you’ve always wanted at a mere fraction of the cost of a new RV.
2.Remodeling is the process of customizing and decorating an RV to suit your specific lifestyle as well as your personal tastes. There’s no other way to accomplish this task.
3.Tasteful and competent remodeling adds value to an RV. This added value ultimately results in a higher selling price. Remodeled RVs also tend to sell faster because interested buyers don’t want to miss out on an irreplaceable item.
4.Remodeled RVs tend to be of a higher quality than those that that haven’t. Remodeling, when done properly, is a successful collusion of creativity, quality materials, and workmanship. While some companies claim to accomplish this feat at the factory, it’s hard to compete with a proud owner that has all the time in the world.
5.The primary difference between a $175,000 RV and a $375,000 RV is the interior. Shrewd owners use skillful interior remodeling and selective upgrades to create a luxury RV at a fraction of the cost of a new high-end model.
6.Remodeling is extremely enjoyable as well as rewarding. Whether you’re changing the style, or adding new features, remodeling projects are often filled with excitement and anticipation of a new living space.
7.Even though high-end RVs cost considerably more than a typical home, many lack even the most basic amenities including dishwashers, garbage disposals, book shelves, desks, and Internet access.
8.Remodeled RVs have significantly more storage space than new models. RV manufacturers don’t have the time to install closet organizers, drawer dividers, rotating shelves, and pull-out cabinet inserts.
9.Even though there are more than two million full-time RVers, there’s no such thing as a special model for full-timers. The qualities that make a good full-timing RV have to be implemented by its owners.
10.A huge number of people routinely remodel their RVs. The five most commonly performed remodeling projects are:
a. Replacing or upgrading the flooring
b. Reupholstering the furniture
c. Upgrading the window treatments
d. Painting or wallpapering the walls
e. Replacing the dinette with a table and set of chairs
By Julee Meltzer
Authors Jack and Julee Meltzer have traveled more
than 150,000 miles with dogs across the
United States. They presently live fulltime in a
Class A motorhome with two large dogs and
three cats. They have written three books for the
RV Market including: “Camping and RVing with
Dogs”, “The RV Makeover Bible”, and
“The Smart RVers Guide to Saving Money”.
They are experienced writers and photojournalists
working on an upcoming book on RV Accessories.