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MYRV2

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2016, 08:48:42 AM »
Sorry don't have an answer. Many here have replaced every single bulb with LED so maybe someone will have an answer. That was my initial plan also but the LED replacements for florescent are very expensive and since we typically only use the fluorescents as task lighting I'm now thinking about just keeping them and converting everything else. Must be someone selling LED thin line fixtures. I know M4 sells the bulbs but that doesn't help you.


thanks again for the reply....I wanna some how get away from the camper lights...might just have to buy 120v fixtures and convert them to 12v
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #61 on: August 15, 2016, 12:23:07 PM »
still going....I had the idea to replace my counter tops and back splash...but ended up polishing the tops,... couldn't get any one to even give me a price....the tops look as new now :)
 I also removed all the beveled mirrors..... got all the mirrors off with out breaking them....so now I have a stack of mirrors in the garage...lol

I even went so far as to remove all the vinyl off the walls... I have stainless brick to replace the mirror... I also removed the granite backsplash strip..
 I personaly think that the back splash should go to the counter...

changed out the bedroom coach lights lights to more modern... and removed the recessed florescent in kitchen , replaced with led flat panel...

wish I knew how to resize pics....
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #62 on: August 15, 2016, 01:06:17 PM »
I use good ol' Microsoft Paint to resize my pics. I download from my phone to the desktop, open the pic in Paint, resize to 25%, save it, rename as resized, post it.
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MYRV2

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2016, 11:10:48 PM »
still been busy restoring , detailing, and up grading the alpine...found led florensent replace ments for the stockones... the new one are led and have a dim and bright setting... made a pennet light for over the dinette...picture framed the flat leds...put new furniture , it now has a dinnete, love seat and opposing sofa... had a few cabinette doors showing wear so I re finished them...wood work all looks good now..replace every light with leds... and put led bulbs in all the halogen fixtures...painted the trim pieces on the 3 vent fans..got the stainless brick pattern back spash done... all that and went on 4 az trips, and one Utah....stayed at Utah for 5 days... everything worked flawless..towed the triple axel trailer like it wasn't there...
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MYRV2

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2016, 11:20:20 PM »
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2016, 05:28:15 AM »
Man, that coach is lookin' good! I'm also glad you seem to be getting more confident in it and enjoying it more. Thanks for the update and keep up the good work.
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2016, 08:10:59 AM »
Really nice! Aren't you glad you kept it instead of trading?
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MYRV2

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2016, 10:05:10 AM »
Man, that coach is lookin' good! I'm also glad you seem to be getting more confident in it and enjoying it more. Thanks for the update and keep up the good work.

thanks..I think it turned out nice...every thing works as it should now,,,all the lighting changed to the same color leds really makes it nice.. that and I took it in and had a real detailed inspection....I did everything my self... wiring..wood work, tile work..made boxes for under the sofa so that the seat height is right and they match..I did the back splash my self so the line are perfect straight...also made the access to the plumbing out of a medicine chest
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« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2016, 11:21:37 AM »
thanks..I think it turned out nice...every thing works as it should now,,,all the lighting changed to the same color leds really makes it nice.. that and I took it in and had a real detailed inspection....I did everything my self... wiring..wood work, tile work..made boxes for under the sofa so that the seat height is right and they match..I did the back splash my self so the line are perfect straight...also made the access to the plumbing out of a medicine chest
thanks Gary... we really enjoy it..
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2016, 03:44:07 PM »
Glad to see you kept it. It looks fantastic.
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2016, 05:33:35 PM »
got it done.... wife wants jack beds on sofa and love seat,... and I want power lumbar.... so we ordered all new captians seats and sofa/love seats from flexsteel...she's be like brand new when done
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2016, 06:28:48 PM »
..she's be like brand new when done
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From what I can see,  it's already better than new.
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2016, 09:05:53 PM »
thanks for posting---ya do excellent work

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2016, 10:22:33 PM »
more tile and paint work...the tile is not grouted yet...
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Wow, just Wow!
« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2016, 11:34:12 AM »
Congratulations, man!  You have a very unique and rare coach that is probably better than new (it is better than new).  It makes me very happy that you have decided to keep it.  You have put so much of yourself into it that no one else deserves to own her, at any price!  In turn, she will treat you very, very well.  The remodel is looking great, you are an extremely talented guy and you sure are putting that to good use on this project!  Happy Trails to you!     
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« Reply #75 on: September 26, 2016, 10:24:11 AM »
Congratulations, man!  You have a very unique and rare coach that is probably better than new (it is better than new).  It makes me very happy that you have decided to keep it.  You have put so much of yourself into it that no one else deserves to own her, at any price!  In turn, she will treat you very, very well.  The remodel is looking great, you are an extremely talented guy and you sure are putting that to good use on this project!  Happy Trails to you!   

thanks for the kindness...hit me up if you come to vegas...
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #76 on: September 26, 2016, 10:25:00 AM »
started the bedroom paint today............some hints for the DIY's....first thing I do is scrape the walls with a single edge razor...it will remove any crud and such off the wall
just use a light pressure ...it will also find any imprefections in the wall....next... I use O steelwool...and go over the whole wall...this will lightly sand the vinyl ...
next... I wash the wall with a degreaser....then.... go over everything with a clean clear water terry cloth rag....the reason is to make sure you remove all the soap

here's a before pic...
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #77 on: September 26, 2016, 09:31:24 PM »
OK.... got the tile set, and some of the walls painted.....still have to grout the tile....not bad for one day...


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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #78 on: September 26, 2016, 09:33:00 PM »
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« Reply #79 on: September 27, 2016, 08:46:43 AM »
thanks for the kindness...hit me up if you come to vegas...

Will do, man!

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #80 on: September 29, 2016, 07:06:31 PM »
bout 95 % done painting....
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #81 on: September 29, 2016, 07:13:08 PM »
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« Reply #82 on: September 29, 2016, 11:12:35 PM »
also.... changed out all the little plastic AC vents to 4x8'' metal residential registers...

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2016, 07:58:16 PM »
VERY impressed with all your work!  I am considering my first RV as I approach retirement.....and since I have no idea IF I will like "RV-ing", my first will almost certainly be a used model in the $50K range.  This gives me hope that I can change some of the parts that I don't like to fit my tastes.  Thanks!
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #84 on: October 24, 2016, 08:33:21 AM »
VERY impressed with all your work!  I am considering my first RV as I approach retirement.....and since I have no idea IF I will like "RV-ing", my first will almost certainly be a used model in the $50K range.  This gives me hope that I can change some of the parts that I don't like to fit my tastes.  Thanks!

you're very welcome... as I have spent most of my life building hot rods, street rods and classic restorations..... the new turn in my life is RV restorations.... I'm currently restoring 3 coaches right now,... mine, and both my sons...interesting to say the least...my youngest just picked up a 93 Fleetwood....or should I say "wet wood"....lol...amazing what a little paint will do...

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #85 on: November 15, 2016, 02:33:01 PM »
All I can say is wow.  That is a beautiful remod.  Someone may have asked this question, but what was your total price for the remodel?

I am thinking about getting my first motorhome and am looking at some older Class C's.  The interiors are pretty awful on the ones I have looked at.  I am  thinking that  putting in nice carpet and updating the furniture will go a long way.

Thanks!

Patrick

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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #86 on: August 25, 2017, 07:57:59 AM »
well,...pretty much done with the interior of this coach,...we 've had it out to various spots...and really injoy the coach,one thing I wanded to add to the story....while in parump nev... out side temp was well north of 120 degrees at times...I was able to maintain 72 degrees in side with the ac's able to cycle off...tought I personally would like a smaller coach,... my wife wants no part of the deal, and flat throws a fit with the mention of selling it..
yeah, it's a old hunk of fiber glass and metal...and I'd just rather have new...the power and ride of his coach in 34'r gonna be hard to replace, and what you can buy now days is more for less,,, so I keep updating  this one.... I did get all new furniture and seats from flexsteel, and the coach is pretty much all brand new in side .....

 looks and smells brand new.. I also got the lighting swapped out to LED...one of the other mods to this coach was the front cabinets.. you had to watch your head when you entered the coach as the TV stuck way out there.... so I took all the cabineets down and re worked them to fit a 39'' flat screen...

we got rid of the recliner be cause it had to sit out in the middle of the floor... and my wife wanted a sofa on both sides...I ordered a sofa, and a love seat from flexsteel, both with the drawer option ..the end caps(arm rests) were too big, and no cup holders so I built new ones...now when you make them into beds, the sofa is 76'' long... with the set up, we both can lay on the couch and watch TV,.. I also made it where you can watch dvd's separate in the front and in the bedroom, so now no going out to the front to change a movie, and guest can watch what ever the want in the front...

hope you find these pics enjoyable, as I'm posting the finished project just to give others ideas...

lol... wife won't let me sell it...
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #87 on: August 25, 2017, 08:07:28 AM »
Man, that coach is lookin' good! I'm also glad you seem to be getting more confident in it and enjoying it more. Thanks for the update and keep up the good work.

How's it going buddy, it been a year and I'm still messing with this coach...the light is on at the end of the tunnel though, and it's LED ..lol  ....I just tried to post the finished pics.... I re sized then to 25 % and they are still to large..most are under 2 mb...can I re size them again with out ruining the pics???
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #88 on: August 25, 2017, 08:27:19 AM »
All I can say is wow.  That is a beautiful remod.  Someone may have asked this question, but what was your total price for the remodel?

I am thinking about getting my first motorhome and am looking at some older Class C's.  The interiors are pretty awful on the ones I have looked at.  I am  thinking that  putting in nice carpet and updating the furniture will go a long way.

Thanks!

Patrick

sorry for the late reply...been a year..couldn't remember my pass word..and have been very busy with boating, and building a new house in havasu..
the biggest expense was the all new flex steel furniture..close to 10k there alone... and next was the all new flooring about 4k...I changed out all the lighting to LED.. some of the fixtures were 100 bucks each... so that really added up quick, I did all the tile work my self, that and the painting... so labor of love was the price..countless man hours and trips to home depot...

I'm too OCD to let anyone do my painting..and crooked tile work drives me nuts...you learn to hare RV steps doing the tile work...I got a quote to do the remodel ... drop it off and bring 50k....so I did it my self.. another thing I did was the front cbinett change... that left me with 2 little sun shades... so I removed them and got a full across the front drop down solar shade from MCD...now I can drop it down to block the sun at any level so no sun in my eyes when driving, also make it nice when parked
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Re: remodel on my 04 alpine 34'r
« Reply #89 on: August 25, 2017, 08:33:37 AM »
ok, so I resized the pics 25%...still to large, so I re sized them again...still too large..so this is the 3 re size
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