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Old 10-22-2012, 04:49 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, 04:55 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, 04:55 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, 07:12 PM   #4
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Nice!!! Ready for a trip to the Fort!!
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:39 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, 09:11 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, 09:23 PM   #7
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Very nice!
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Congratulations on joining the RV'ing families. It's the greatest!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:07 AM   #9
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WOW it looks Awesome ~ Congratulations!!

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

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

Do you have a Fort Wilderness trip planned?
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That's really nice! Congrats!
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:49 AM   #11
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WOW it looks Awesome ~ Congratulations!!

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

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

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.

We are thinking of a Febuary trip but DH is concerned about driving in the snow.
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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!
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How exciting! Congratulations! Love the photos - can't wait to see more.

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:08 AM   #14
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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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