The easiest way that I can sumise the outside appearance of your RV is "Never Judge a Book by it's Cover". That's what the outside of the RV is, just the cover. I'm a fulltimer in a 1995 Santara Class A. It's outside isn't anything fantastic to look at, but that serves a purpose. It's just plain white and rather boring to look at. I've never bothered to put a pavillion on the side. Just new white gelcoat. I've focused all my attention to the interior. I've had a couple "Snobby" campground managers that questioned me on my rig's age when I've pulled up. I simply invite them in and after looking at the interior of the vehicle, the teak trimming and "CarPuter" upgrades I've done, they have no problem with my rig. The campground mgr's main concern is that with older vehicles the holding tanks leak and many "weekend warrior" types simply drive away, some leaving raw sewage at their site. I can't say that I blame them (the campground mgrs) for this concern, I wouldn't want to have to clean that up either. Keep your systems well maintained and be responsible about your camping.
The purpose of my "Boring" outside is to NOT draw attention to my rig. I don't like people snooping or 'scoping' my property. Especially with all the "CarPuter" upgrades I've installed a stereo thief would have a hayday. I've remodeled almost everything in my rig and subsequently it's taken alot of time and money. When I've invited (select few) campers to come over for a beer or dinner they are simply amazed at the interior. I've been told "This is NOTHING like the outside of your rig". That's where I would direct you to concentrate the labors of your work.
Besides, how much time do you really spend outside your rig? I spend the majority of my time on the inside!
Eric and Levi
(Levi's the dog)