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Old 10-22-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Talking Got our first RV! (Updated Pics as promised - 1/9/13 post 1)

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.

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

AFTER

The awning has been added.

BEFORE

AFTER

Curtains Changed, paper towel holder and bedding added

BEFORE

AFTER


BEFORE

AFTER

The upholstery has been changed to the hidden mickey fabric

BEFORE

AFTER


DS's Carseat for the Drive. We have the cushions for that side done to just stored.

BEFORE

AFTER

The new hidden Mickey fabric



BEFORE

AFTER


Video Walkthru BEFORE


Video Walkthru AFTER


We also added these:

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


Rear Camera


Installed a TV/DVD Combo - Cruise america RVs do not come with TVs

Hidden Mickey Fabric we're putting in.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Nice!!! Ready for a trip to the Fort!!
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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Cool! Congrats on your purchase! We are still shopping for one. Can't wait to see the After pics!
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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Very nice!
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:48 AM   #8
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How exciting! Congratulations! Love the photos - can't wait to see more.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:08 AM   #9
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So excited! We dropped off our RV last night to have my mother inlaw start redoing the upholstery and curtains.

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.
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Here is a packing list to look through...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1115732
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Congratulations ArielRae and Family. Best of luck with your new MH.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #13
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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?

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
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #14
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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.



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Old 10-30-2012, 09:15 AM   #15
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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.
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