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Old 12-27-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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interior upgrades ?

I own a low mile and very well kept 1997 Leprechaun 30.5 and wanted to get it spruced up for Spring. I keep it very clean already but wanted to put my Home Builder skills to work, making it more unique and updating the color scheme while in there.

I was thinking about doing new 'linoleum' or tiling the Kitchen area and possibly customizing the interior with better (but light) cabinets and new carpet.

My question is: Is this a bad idea? (in terms of its value, it's in Excellent original condition without any tears, stains and runs and operates as new..)

I don't want it to be valueless because i modified it with 'updates'

I am unfamiliar with what modifications due to values of MotorHomes..

TIA for any help with this question.

Matt
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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Do what (YOU) want,it is yours! It is a RV use as such. If you worry about the Value dropping that started when it left the Lot the first time. Most RVs were NOT purchased as a Investment but to Enjoy! Youroo!!
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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Do what (YOU) want,it is yours! It is a RV use as such. If you worry about the Value dropping that started when it left the Lot the first time. Most RVs were NOT purchased as a Investment but to Enjoy! Youroo!!
Thanks that was the answer i hoped for.

I guess i will get started then !
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:24 AM   #4
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Keep posting pictures of the upgrades though.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:57 PM   #5
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I would say as long as you do good work its value will stay the same. You aren't going to raise it anymore. Kind of like overdoing it in your own house for its market, will not add but so much value but makes it easier to sell.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:51 AM   #6
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I start with that sink. Then replace the old TV and add another. Flatscreens are cheap and can be put anywhere.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:46 AM   #7
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You said about 'linoleum' or tiling, I would do that throughout the coach and get ridof the carpet. If you think about itcarpet and RVs should not be used in the same sentence, if you go to the beachthere is sand, you will NEVER get all the sand out, and the sand burrs OMG!!!,I'm happy that more and more RVs are being made with little to no carpet.
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Much like doing a house remodel, if it is done well and tastefully it should not effect the resale value if that is the concern. Let's face it a purple and pink velvet interior may not be the first choice for everyone come resale time.


Thant being said, keep an eye on the weight you may add to the coach. Such as if you were to add ceramic tile, corian, or marble, that weight adds up quick. Most Class C motorhomes are usually built with little extra weight carrying capacity.
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LED light upgrade interior and exterior and maybe new bathroom fixtures.
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