Posts in RV Rebuild
The Pains Of Renovating Our RV Countertops

Our kitchen countertop has been the bane of our existence for the last 1.5 years. The wood veneer has been slowly cracking and peeling off since we moved in thanks to water splashes. It was finally time to do something about it. Unfortunately the project turned out to be extremely stressful.

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How Can We Afford Lithium Batteries?

Every time I come across RVers who have switched to lithium batteries, the first question that comes to mind is: how the heck can they afford lithium batteries? It’s no secret that they are expensive! Lithium batteries can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000. So then, how the hell did we afford them?

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RV Rebuild Retrospectives: Slide

When we rebuilt the RV, the slide had to be removed so we could take off the siding. But aside from that, very minimal work was done to it: interior walls and cabinets were painted and the couch reupholstered. Since we didn't do a lot of work on the slide, I'm going to talk about the pros and cons to our slide and slides in general rather than specifically the rebuild aspect of it.

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RV Rebuild: Project Overview - All The Numbers!

We didn’t set out to rebuild a whole damn RV. The original plan was to buy a standard RV trailer, install solar equipment, and maybe hit the inside with some paint to cover up the original décor. But it turned into much, much more than that. It’s a good thing we didn’t know that at the beginning, or we’d never have started…and today we’re glad we did what we did. But yeah, it was a big project. Here’s a big-picture look at what we did, and what it took.

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RV Weight Part 4: Fixing The Mistake

When we had our suspension replaced, the shop made a mistake. The good news is that we caught it quickly, and the shop stood behind their work and got it fixed at no cost to us. But I believe things only ended well because of our persistence. If you are considering having work done on your own suspension and want to be more familiar with some details, I hope you will read this post.

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RV Rebuild Retrospectives: Kitchen

We’ve been living in the Toaster for over a year now. So we’ve had a lot of time to stare at the inside of the RV and wishfully talk about what we could have done differently and what we’re happy with. Rebuilding the Toaster was hard. Not having lived in it beforehand meant we didn’t know exactly what kind of features and changes we would want. We didn’t know how we would use the space. Like the saying goes, “Hindsight is always 20/20,” and I find that saying popping into my head a lot nowadays.

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RV Weight Part 2: Visiting The Scales

Before we moved into our RV, I did a lot of reading online. I saw many articles reminding RV owners to get their rigs weighed at scales, and to ensure they were operating within the ratings of their equipment. Seemed like a good idea. Once we got on the road, however, I found that it’s very rare indeed to encounter someone who has actually done it. We, too, passed scales countless times without stopping, because we had someplace to be.

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