Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Planning

Traveling in a RV or Motorhome is an incredible way to enjoy the open road and appreciate the countryside. One thing that all RV enthusiasts can agree on is that driving is about enjoying the journey just as much as the destination. The only problem with owning a Motorhome is that the costs of ownership are much higher than regular cars and trucks. The good news is, however, that there is a way to save a significant amount of money over purchasing a new RV, and still get the custom look you were after.

Since many people aren’t able to afford brand new Motorhomes, one thing that they have been doing that has helped them to save a lot of money is purchasing used RV’s and then having them renovated. Buying used saves a lot of money over the price of a comparable model that is brand new. The 3 main areas of focus for RV renovation are:

  1. Flooring- Just as updated floors can add a real touch of beauty and personality to your home, installing new floors in your RV can really help you personalize the space. There are a wide variety of materials that you can choose from which include hardwood, tile, laminate, and much more. Going with a hardwood floor is going to give you a beautiful surface that is not only durable, but also easy to maintain.
  2. Cabinets- The second main area of focus for RV renovation is the cabinetry. If you are buying a used RV to save money it may be outfitted with cabinets that are out of date and are lacking storage space. You can either remodel your existing cabinets or have them replaced entirely with new ones that will meet your needs. Some older cabinets are designed to hold older model TV’s which are big and heavy. Remodeling those cabinets or replacing them with new ones that are designed to hold newer model flat screen TV’s. This can increase the amount of storage space in your cabinets and reduce the overall load being carried.
  3. Furniture- The 3rd main way to improve the look and feel of your RV is to change the furniture. You can reupholster your existing furniture or replace it entirely. There are several different RV furniture outfits that you can go to, to choose your new pieces. Then you can have an RV renovation shop do the installation to make sure that they are properly mounted.