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oldave

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Posted: 10/02/19 12:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMHO your roles should have been reversed .
You should have been the one saying I'll build us an RV .
She should have said your crazy and telling you no way.
Of she would win and save the day.

A few people can pull this off but probably 90% + never get
finished by the person that started the conversion .
The few conversions I've seen look like a home made RV
and have noticeable design or arrangement flaws

We would probably end up killing each other .

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way2roll wrote:

rgatijnet1 wrote:

I think the best choice is to buy a used coach and use it for a year BEFORE you go full time. That way if there is anything you want to change/repair in the coach, you will have the time, tools, and the space to make the changes/repairs before you get rid of everything and go full time.


This is an excellent point. I told DW we need to have something in a minimum of 6 mos prior to shake it down and make changes.


I think you've made the best choice. Changing a few things (to an existing RV that is substantially what you want) like paint, carpet, counter tops, cabinets, refrigerators, HVAC, etc. is childs play compared to starting from scratch. IMO, five years down the road, if you decide that the RV lifestyle is for you, . . . . . . that's the time to grow into some serious modifications to an existing unit, or possibly designing/building your own.

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Another consideration in doing a conversion yourself is some parks will not allow home built units... only RVIA certified units. One place we frequent has that rule/restriction and unfortunately has had to turn away people that showed up and had not read the rules.


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Ivylog wrote:

Being “Green” in a Prius maybe but not going to happen in a MH at 7mpg regardless of which engine emission standards. 2 years to maybe get halfway done on a conversion or 2 years enjoying a older MH (gasses already vented) that you can customize as you find things you do not like. On second thought...new wife will be easier but not cheaper.


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