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ArielRae
10-22-2012, 04:49 PM
UPDATE Jan 9, 2013:

Here are the updated pictures I promised.
We are planning our first trip to the fort with it this Feburary for DS's first WDW trip.
Still need to add when it warms up out:
New Faucets
Disney window decals

Sorry for big pics, photobucket dosn't want to keep my photos small for some reason.


We picked up our first RV over the weekend. :cool1:

It is a 2007 Four Winds Majestic from Cruise America.
We are going to go thru and give it a real good cleaning, change the upholstery (hidden mickey fabric), and the curtains.
Here are some pictures of how it currently looks and I'll post pictures once all the changes are made.

BEFORE
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_4809.jpg
AFTER
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5038_zps69d9d0ff-1_zps418feae4.jpg
The awning has been added.

BEFORE
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_4814.jpg
AFTER
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5019_zps4f5522cf.jpg
Curtains Changed, paper towel holder and bedding added

BEFORE
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_4812.jpg
AFTER
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5022_zpsfa96357c.jpg

BEFORE
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_4821.jpg
AFTER
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5024_zps85116ba3.jpg
The upholstery has been changed to the hidden mickey fabric

BEFORE
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_4824.jpg
AFTER
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5026_zps09faa1ec.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5027_zps8632bc1f.jpg
DS's Carseat for the Drive. We have the cushions for that side done to just stored.

BEFORE
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_4823.jpg
AFTER
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5029_zps6c0c3df0.jpg
The new hidden Mickey fabric

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_4825.jpg

BEFORE
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_4827.jpg
AFTER
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5034_zpsce568f97.jpg

Video Walkthru BEFORE
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/th_100_4829.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/?action=view&current=100_4829.mp4)

Video Walkthru AFTER
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/th_100_5035_zpsb0900f6c.jpg (http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5035_zpsb0900f6c.mp4)

We also added these:

We changed all the lighting to LEDs bulbs to save on house battery.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5037_zpsa90727f2.jpg
Rear Camera

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/100_5036_zps63609884.jpg
Installed a TV/DVD Combo - Cruise america RVs do not come with TVs

Hidden Mickey Fabric we're putting in.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa232/kerf_99/disney/HiddenMickeyFabric.jpg

byejou
10-22-2012, 04:55 PM
We are thinking of buying from them in the spring when we sell our Pop-up. What are the RV's like? R they in good condition? I am very hesitant after reading post on the rental experience with them.:thumbsup2

ArielRae
10-22-2012, 04:55 PM
The RVs do look used of course but not horrible. They gave us brand new mattresses, fixed everything we pointed out and added an awning for $500 or could have gotten $500 off the price. DH is happy cause it books out $20,000 more on Nada then what we paid . They also offer a warranty for a year or 12,000 miles. DH likes that we didn't have to break the bank for our first RV and we can personalize it too. Love it has a spot for our DS's carseat in the dinette.

Let me know of any questions you may have. We dealt with Richard in Manasses Virgina.

SinceDay1
10-22-2012, 07:12 PM
Nice!!! Ready for a trip to the Fort!! :thumbsup2

ChrisinNJ
10-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Cool! Congrats on your purchase! We are still shopping for one. Can't wait to see the After pics!

bama_ed
10-22-2012, 09:11 PM
Buying used is SUCH a smart move financially if you can find the RV you like.

I really like the hidden Mickey material cover. What a neat touch.

ArielRae, you'll find that the RV gives you such flexability to go all kinds of places (besides the Fort of course). You'll just be looking for campsites now rather than hotel rooms.

Congrats! It looks GREAT. :hyper::hyper:

Bama ED

2goofycampers
10-22-2012, 09:23 PM
Very nice! :thumbsup2

North of Mouse
10-22-2012, 10:01 PM
Congratulations on joining the RV'ing families. It's the greatest! pixiedust:

WeDisney4
10-23-2012, 06:07 AM
:thumbsup2 WOW it looks Awesome ~ Congratulations!! :goodvibes

It really looks great and you sound so confident on changing the upholstery!!:worship:

We just bought a 2002 hybrid and your upholstery looks much better than ours however I'm only debating :rolleyes: on doing it as I've heard it's such an ordeal?! I cannot wait to follow your progress!! :wizard:

Do you have a Fort Wilderness trip planned?

TOGA
10-23-2012, 06:40 AM
That's really nice! Congrats!

ArielRae
10-23-2012, 07:49 AM
:thumbsup2 WOW it looks Awesome ~ Congratulations!! :goodvibes

It really looks great and you sound so confident on changing the upholstery!!:worship:

We just bought a 2002 hybrid and your upholstery looks much better than ours however I'm only debating :rolleyes: on doing it as I've heard it's such an ordeal?! I cannot wait to follow your progress!! :wizard:

Do you have a Fort Wilderness trip planned?

We are lucky to have my mother inlaw who does reupholstery so she is going to help us with changing things over. :thumbsup2

We are thinking of a Febuary trip but DH is concerned about driving in the snow.

rajak73
10-23-2012, 08:34 AM
We are thinking of a Febuary trip but DH is concerned about driving in the snow.[/QUOTE]

Just play it by ear. We pulled the 5th Wheel from Nebraska last year in Feburary to the Fort. Actually had 2 different routes figured out because you don't know what the weather is going to be at that time. Already have a trip lined up to Florida again this Feburary, (not to Fort) but will not worry about weather until about a week before we are ready to leave. Have Fun!:cool1::cool1:

iuki
10-23-2012, 11:48 AM
How exciting! Congratulations! Love the photos - can't wait to see more.

:cheer2:

ArielRae
10-25-2012, 06:08 AM
So excited! We dropped off our RV last night to have my mother inlaw start redoing the upholstery and curtains. :goodvibes

So what items do you keep your RVs stocked with?
Trying to start getting items together so it is ready for a trip when we want to go. :goodvibes

2goofycampers
10-25-2012, 07:23 AM
Here is a packing list to look through...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1115732

ArielRae
10-30-2012, 10:15 AM
Getting excited!

Mother inlaw has finished reupholstering the dinette. She has the arm chair and curtains still.

We added-
a tv with built in DVD player. The RV didn't come set up for a tv.
Sheets and comforters
Changed the bath towel and toilet paper holders. Bought bath towels.
Attached a paper towel holder to the wall by the sink.
DH ordered a back up camera

We are looking for new faucets for the kitchen sink and bathroom sink.

Can't wait to show everyone the finish product later. :goodvibes

iuki
10-30-2012, 10:53 AM
Getting excited!

Mother inlaw has finished reupholstering the dinette. She has the arm chair and curtains still.

We added-
a tv with built in DVD player. The RV didn't come set up for a tv.
Sheets and comforters
Changed the bath towel and toilet paper holders. Bought bath towels.
Attached a paper towel holder to the wall by the sink.
DH ordered a back up camera

We are looking for new faucets for the kitchen sink and bathroom sink.

Can't wait to show everyone the finish product later. :goodvibes

Can't wait to see the finished product! ::yes::

byejou
10-30-2012, 11:13 AM
Looking forward to your end result. Hoping we will be doing the same in the spring. I love the fabric pattern. Where did you find it? :)

ArielRae
10-30-2012, 12:37 PM
Looking forward to your end result. Hoping we will be doing the same in the spring. I love the fabric pattern. Where did you find it? :)

Found it from a seller on eBay. She only had 6 yards of it. I needed more then that but couldn't pass it up after looking thru thousands of fabrics on eBay and amazon that was the only fabric that had a true hidden Mickey that was on upholstery fabric and also large enough to see. We bought a brown fabric to compliment it for the sides of the furniture and putting the design fabric up front.

The picture shows the fabric more purple then it is. It is actually a bunch of different colors in a geometric pattern. :goodvibes

Stackie
10-30-2012, 01:09 PM
Congratulations ArielRae and Family. Best of luck with your new MH.

Ron

FortForever
10-30-2012, 01:48 PM
Congratulations! Your RV is gorgeous!

Love your upholstery fabric and can't wait to see some photos.

My first ever sewing project was upholstering our camper cushions. After I bought the fabric, I got a price estimate to have someone do them for me at $60 per cushion. Way out of my price range so I learned to sew. Much to my surprise, they came out beautifully and looked professional.

We no longer have that RV, but sure wish I did. After Christmas we will be shopping for another and, after reading this, I think I will check out Cruise America.

ArielRae
11-01-2012, 07:33 PM
DH just dropped off the RV off at the local Trailorama place to have them install the rear camera and to add signal lights to the side of the RV. Making our vehicle more visible. We have the signals in the back and a set on the side mirrors but when we drove it home people still seemed to not see us blinking or just ignored it so we decided to add ones to the side of the RV so we are sure they see us blinking.

My mother inlaw started work on the armchair in the camper. It is funny cause she has a hard time seeing the hidden Mickey (not a disney fan like us) so I had to help her center it on the back of the chair. It's not just DH and I right? You all see it in the fabric right? :goodvibes

We also changed the bathroom door handle. Can you believe they had no lock on that door??
I know we're family but hey some privacy plz. LOL

bama_ed
11-01-2012, 10:07 PM
We also changed the bathroom door handle. Can you believe they had no lock on that door?? I know we're family but hey some privacy plz. LOL

I understand completely.

DH needs some place to read the newspaper in peace and quiet.

:rotfl:

Bama ED

storyteller
11-03-2012, 05:20 PM
yes yes, congratulations:cool1:
We all would love to see some updated photos and loved the video tour too :thumbsup2

Disneypeach
11-03-2012, 07:43 PM
congrats on the RV...hope you'll have lots of fun with it. Love the "hidden Mickey" fabric...very creative of you to think of doing it.
Peach

ArielRae
11-04-2012, 06:20 AM
More updates. :goodvibes

The rear camera and signal lights on the side of the RV are now installed and working great!
The armchair has been finished with the hidden Mickey fabric. Mother inlaw had enough to do the whole chair and can even make me some pillows later. :cool1:
She has some customer furniture to take care of now so she will start on the curtains once their work is completed.
We finally winterized the RV. Took 4 gallons of the stuff even with the water heater bypassed. Had just enough to get just a little thru with alot of air, but the lines are now clear.
DH changed the stereo in the RV so we now have a USB port and audio cable outlet so we can hook up IPod and other electronics to enjoy.
I bought some deep basket type corner shelves that have suction cups for the the shower from Walmart to put in the corner of the bathroom above the toilet to add more storage space. Took the suction cups off and are going to screw it into the corner. :thumbsup2
Oh I also bought one of those hanging fabric shelf type shoe organizers for the closet. It had 10 shelves and cut it down to 4 so it fit in the cabinet closet so we can store socks and such without it having to be in a bin. Sewed the rest of the shelves so I could add a small hanger to hang it in the other closet for other items.

Can't wait for everything to be done so I can start taking picture and video so you all can see everything I'm talking about.

storyteller
11-04-2012, 04:43 PM
More updates. :goodvibes

The rear camera and signal lights on the side of the RV are now installed and working great!
The armchair has been finished with the hidden Mickey fabric. Mother inlaw had enough to do the whole chair and can even make me some pillows later. :cool1:
She has some customer furniture to take care of now so she will start on the curtains once their work is completed.
We finally winterized the RV. Took 4 gallons of the stuff even with the water heater bypassed. Had just enough to get just a little thru with alot of air, but the lines are now clear.
DH changed the stereo in the RV so we now have a USB port and audio cable outlet so we can hook up IPod and other electronics to enjoy.
I bought some deep basket type corner shelves that have suction cups for the the shower from Walmart to put in the corner of the bathroom above the toilet to add more storage space. Took the suction cups off and are going to screw it into the corner. :thumbsup2
Oh I also bought one of those hanging fabric shelf type shoe organizers for the closet. It had 10 shelves and cut it down to 4 so it fit in the cabinet closet so we can store socks and such without it having to be in a bin. Sewed the rest of the shelves so I could add a small hanger to hang it in the other closet for other items.

Can't wait for everything to be done so I can start taking picture and video so you all can see everything I'm talking about.

I like it. You got some great ideas. Think I'm going to borrow them, with your permission of course?:)

ArielRae
11-04-2012, 05:52 PM
Sure! I can't wait to show it off once it is done.
That video is going to be a lot longer. :goodvibes

ArielRae
11-04-2012, 07:49 PM
Need help thinking of an idea here.

My 2yr old knows how to open the car doors in the front of the rv and I am trying to think of a way to keep him from possibly doing that at night while we are sleeping.

I thought about those wireless door/window alarms but I would have to mount it on the outside of the door to work and it might get rained on then end up not working. Might mount it at top of door so it can get under the over hang.

Any other ideas that might work? I know he can't open the camper door as we have trouble getting that open when we put the deadbolt on. :goodvibes

99blackz
11-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Congrats on your new purchase. We have loved every minute of ours. Would like to see some updated photos when finished.

ArielRae
01-09-2013, 04:17 PM
Sorry it took a while but I finally have pictures to show the changes we made to the RV we got used from Cruise America. You can see them in post 1

We still need to change over the faucets when it warms up.

Also plan to add a waving Stitch to the rear window to wave to everyone behind us.

North of Mouse
01-09-2013, 04:38 PM
Sorry it took a while but I finally have pictures to show the changes we made to the RV we got used from Cruise America. You can see them in post 1

We still need to change over the faucets when it warms up.

Also plan to add a waving Stitch to the rear window to wave to everyone behind us.

Great job! :thumbsup2 The upholstery looks great, and the fabric is awesome. Know you will have some wonderful adventures in it. :yay:

SinceDay1
01-09-2013, 06:53 PM
Sorry it took a while but I finally have pictures to show the changes we made to the RV we got used from Cruise America. You can see them in post 1

We still need to change over the faucets when it warms up.

Also plan to add a waving Stitch to the rear window to wave to everyone behind us.

Very nice!! Wishing you all a great time RVing!! Hope to see it at the Fort sometime!! :yay:

2goofycampers
01-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Great job !

ChrisinNJ
01-09-2013, 07:55 PM
It really looks great! I love the fabric, so colorful and fun! Did you do the upholstery yourselves?

Lots of fun and luck to you and your family. We are excited to get out in our new to us RV as well! :thumbsup2

bama_ed
01-09-2013, 09:22 PM
It looks ready to hit the road. :drive:

Bama ED

ArielRae
01-10-2013, 06:07 AM
It really looks great! I love the fabric, so colorful and fun! Did you do the upholstery yourselves?

Lots of fun and luck to you and your family. We are excited to get out in our new to us RV as well! :thumbsup2

My mother in law does reupholstery so she was nice enough to do the fabric and curtains for us. :goodvibes

ArielRae
01-30-2013, 06:18 AM
So excited one more week till we leave. :goodvibes

bunny
01-30-2013, 09:55 AM
I love that upholstrey. It looks amazing! Have an awesome time on your trip.

CamperMomma
01-30-2013, 01:39 PM
Looks wonderful!!! Time to head out! :drive:

2goofycampers
01-30-2013, 08:36 PM
:woohoo:

indimom
01-31-2013, 09:58 AM
That upholstery is awesome. So lively and colorful. It looks much better than the original colors. Really love all your updates. Have a great trip! :cool1:

tlh0726
01-31-2013, 12:57 PM
:thumbsup2 Love the fabric.

Have a great trip!