Monday, May 15, 2017

Our Custom Camper, Part 2

Update: DO NOT BUY from Paradise Coast RV aka Ted Simpson. At delivery in October 2015 (2 years AFTER the 10/13 promised delivery date), we received a non-insulated incomplete camper that was totalled by our insurance company and we have been completing ourselves ever since.

Well, our camper manufacturer didn't honor their committed timeframe...2 years later and we had a shell of a camper that leaked and had water damage to the interior woodwork, zero insulation to boot!

Fortunately, we've a very talented craftsman friend, Allen, who was up to the task with hubs Scott working alongside him. We've been at it since picking it up in the fall of 2015, and started the work in spring of 2016. We've worked from the belly up once the gentlemen made it airtight, starting with reconfiguring the dinette (it was too deep, dug into the backs of your knees and your back never touched the cushions), adding walls, completing the back bedroom and bath, figuring out EVERY SINGLE WIRE AND PLUMBING COMPONENT. Good thing Allen used to RV! The kitchen was built from scratch, Allen is currently building the cabinet fronts, our sink and stove are in! The laminate for the kitchen countertop and dinette table are going in this weekend, soooo excited! We still need to build a larger bath vanity which will hold a vessel sink and more storage space, as well as narrow overhead cabinets. Our last items will include recovering/reconfiguring the dinette and jackknife sofa cushions (can't decide on the naugahyde - stay with the cream, navy, aqua?)?? I've been working on creating decorative pillow covers, custom pillowcases for the kids, and curtains that are double-sided so that they can be viewed outside as well, lined with blackout fabric (photos coming soon).