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Old 09-12-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default 1978 edson rejuvenating project

I am in the process of buying a 1978 Edson dodge tradesman class b motorhome. It is really retro but I think it is going to be fun to redo. I am going to rip out the toilet area and make it into a twin bed.
I bought my laminate flooring last week for it so all I have to do is install the flooring after I rip out some of the cabinets and bathroom area.
I am going to paint the paneling areas and mac tac the counter tops and table top. I am going to replace the lovely shag carpet in the drivers and passenger side with automobile carpet. I am going to install a air conditioner in the roof.
Has anyone redone one of these.

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Old 09-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Never even heard of one. Have fun. Show pics.

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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Sound like a fun project.

Renovating older RV's seems to be gaining popularity. There are two shows on cable / satellite that I watch that give me lots of ideas. The are more than a few companies out there that do this as a business. Most of the interest seems to be in vintage trailers.

Good luck with the project and take some photos now so you have before and after shots - they'll be fun to look at later and looking at your progress will be a motivator if/when you encounter any frustrating challenges with the renovation.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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In a number of ways, older RVs are built much better than newer ones, just because good metal, wood, and other materials were far easier to come by and less expensive. Good luck with it.
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