GMC Remodel Summery

 

Bath conversion from Dry to Wet:

Due to our large sizes we found that the dry bath and shower were just too small to use.  ½ of shower was added to bath and it was then converted to wet bath by in-place fiberglass construction with water tight doors to protect cabinet storage areas. The resulting Bath has 100 times more storage then the original bath including a large cloths hamper, under sink storage, closet for towels and other items and medicine cabinet. Also a watertight cabinet for toilet paper is included. Toilet has been raised and tile floor added.  Bath floor is at same level as motor home floor. Shower drain is set up to gravity drain overboard or be pumped into either gray or dark water tanks. 

 

Holding tanks:

·        Both gray and black water tanks have been replaced.

·        Tanks were re-arranged from the original Royale configuration so they can be dumped without putting the motor home on a slope

·        Macerator pump installed.

·        3” dump capability has been maintained.

 

Kitchen:

·        New kitchen cabinet built with 8 full extension drawers, 2 are approx 5”high by 22” deep 3 are approx 10” high by 22” deep 3 are approx 14” high by 9” deep

·        2 Pantry pullouts each approx 9 “ wide by 22” deep by 36” high with 4 shelves each

·        New Solid Surface counter that was from Northwest RV Supply and was supposed to be a table for a large coach but we converted to counter top by gluing the table leaf to the end and adding solid surface sink and single lever faucet.

·        New Sharp convection microwave oven installed facing forward in one of the hanging closet spaces.  It is beside stove and not over stove so access to counter and cooking area is not hindered.

·        Two Burner Gaggenau stove  replaced 4 burner stove.

·        Working counter space went from 9” to over 30”

 

Appliances:

·        Old Dometic refrigerator replaced with slightly newer Norcold which was a little shorter and by raising it another 2 inches it was possible to install new furnace under fridge.

·        New low profile furnace installed under refrigerator creating significant storage under couch where old furnace was located.

·        Replaced Back roof AC with power vent.

 


 

Windows:

·        New T style windows have been installed

·        New windows tinted for maximum solar heat rejection

·        Valances with fabric covering that matches new upholstery and match curve of motor home side walls.

·        Electric blinds have been added with full blackout in the bedroom area.  These are a cellular design to provide insulation. Controlled from back or front 

·        Blinds in front are also electric but are of a sheer design with opaque slats similar to Venetian blinds that can be tilted for adjusting light and privacy.  Blinds and valances have been designed so that when closed they provide a dead air space between the blinds and glass to provide additional insulation.

·        New track and curtains around cockpit, note that new curtain track was installed inside the original track making a very clean installation.  “Thanks to GMC Net for this tip.

 

Upholstery:

·        Both dinette and couch have been re-upholstered. 

·        Head rests have been added to the forward facing dinette seats.

·        Back of couch that rose to bunk has been replaced with loose cushions.

·        Front seats have been replaced with custom leather seats though we feel the quality of seats is questionable but comfortable.  Driver seat is power adjustable.  These will be replaced if we find other suitable seats.

 

Conversion of fixed bed with storage under:

 

Electrical System Updates:

 

Interior General:

·        Existing insulation in ceiling and walls has been augmented with ½” foil backed urethane foam board or replaced totally with 2 layers of ½” board.

·        New vinyl head liner with foam backing has been installed over new 1/8” ply wood panels

·        New 1/4” walnut paneling has been installed on exterior walls

·        Phantom Screen Door

·        Snap together Wilsonart flooring in kitchen

·        Dinette table has been replaced with a Corian table with leaf  but the installation is still temporary and will be modified soon.

 

Exterior:

·        New paint using two stage Base coat with Clear coat finish.

·        New style windows.

·        Water fills and cable TV input hidden behind License plate for cleaner look.

·        Flush fit outside storage access door.

·        LED Clearance lights.

·        Ramco remote control and heated mirrors.

·        Keypad Keyless Entry System

·        New load range E Michelin tires all around.

·        Alcoa classic wheels.

·        6 Wheel disk breaks using the Cadillac El Dorado backing plates and disks with P30 master cylinder.

·        Vacuum pump booster added to brake system

·        Headers and 3” exhaust.

·        Stainless cover for spare tire.

 

 

 

Tow Vehicle:

·        Unified tow brakes on Toad

·        All wiring to Toad through single 6 conductor plug

·        Lights on toad are wired with diodes at rear of Toad

·        Falcon II tow bar

·        Home built rock guard under skirt to protect Toad from chips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Still coming: