...Yes we did! :) However, I completely admit to having a few moments on our 3 hour drive home where I wondered just what we were thinking having purchased a motorhome! :) Of course it was POURING... and the heater fan didnt work, so we had NO defrost... The sellers were nice and gave us a towel to wipe the windows off with... But you can see in the picture below just how difficult it was to see through them. :)
It is VERY 70's... definitely a bit retro. We have quite a few things planned to bring this guy into the 21st century, but we have a couple others projects we need to finish up before we can really focus on making this thing cute! :) I definitely have big ideas though... First on the list is some white paint! I'm going to paint the cabinets. I think that will really help freshen/brighten things up a bit.
I also need to find out about how much it will cost to reupholster the cushions. I've really never looked into having anything done. Does anyone have any experience with this? Can you guesstimate how much it would cost? I'm not really sure what material I want to use... definitely something that won't show dirt and will clean up easy.
Same thing for the cushions above. This makes out into one BIG bed, or the bed on the right will fold down and leave a little bit of a walkway. I think I already know what I want to do with the bedroom area, but I've already changed my mind twice today... so we'll see how I feel in the morning. :)
The shower has supposively never been used. In fact it had shelves screwed inside, and that blob of tan fabric to the bottom left of the picture, is the ORIGINAL shower curtain. :) One of the reasons we thought this was such a good deal, is because it basically had one owner. The guys grandpa had bought it new in 76, and had passed away just 3 years ago. They inherited the motorhome, and he had a hard time selling it, because of the memories etc. He had soo many stories to tell, and knew what things had been replaced over the years. :) It has 87,000 original miles, and a 454 big block engine, it also had new tires, and a new awning... and it seemed pretty clean... and this thing seems REALLY dependable, which was super important for me. The seller really didnt hesitate to guarantee that it would get us home 3 hours away... even though it hasnt been licensed since 2008! :)
However, the cushions and carpet really need replaced, no matter how much I clean them... I think they are still going to feel dirty. I think we are going to eventually put down a tough wood floor, or linoleum. The white tv/vcr is also going to come down, and I am trying to convince Jaydon that we do not need a microwave in the motorhome. Right now it is taking up residence on one of the top bunks, and I would be happy to see it go. :)
So whatcha guys think!? Can you see the potential? I mean, I'm not *totally* crazy right!? :)