This video tour of my 29' 1993 Class C RV shows the remodeling I've done to make it a comfortable place to live, work and travel.
Living in an RV requires cutting back on 'stuff' and making some sacrifices. In this video, I show how I have made a 1993 Class C RV a bright and cozy home for my dog, Capone and me.
I also talk about Class C RV storage, battery power, propane and cover the stove, refrigerator and furnace.
To see many of the items in this video you can visit my Amazon Affiliate page on my website: http://www.carolynsrvlife.com/recommended-rv-living-products/
Thanks! I just bought a 27 ft motorhome. Needs a ton of work, including the motor, but was $800. I am a single empty nester and this really seemed to be my best option. Thabks for the tips. I am extensively renovating my unit. Think I will post it on youtube too😉 Cheers from British Columbia Canada
Hello from Wales in the UK, I am a new sub and I am working my way through your vids so I can catch up on your travels , Capone is such a sweet old man dog and real gent , what a lovely wise face he has ? sending hugs and best wishes your way and hoping 2018 turns out to be a great year for you both , happy travels :D <3
Walmart store number1, store number 100, store number 32, store number 2175, store number 54. Yes, store number 100 is right across the street from the Walmart home office in Bentonville, AR. My story starts at Walmart store number 1013 in Indiana. But, forget all of that. My real story is about your RV. It reminds me of years ago when I was a lowly assistant manager for Wally-World. Those were the days that Sam's dog, "Ol'Roy" became infamous and an infamous face for the product by the same name. Back when I was growing up in NorthWest Arkansas, it was anything for me to see as a kid, my dad, Sam, Bud, J.B. Hunt or any reast of those "good old boys" hanging out shooting the breeze. So let's advance many years later when I was one of the first store managers for Sam. One day I get a phone call that Sam was landing at our local community airport and was goiung to pay our store a visit. We all busted ass, Got the store near perfection as we could get it. About 2 hours later the store got a call from the local municipal air port, it was Sam calling. He asked if someone could come and pick him up. I sent one of the assistant managers to do so. About a half hour later, here come Sam into the store. Scared to death, I greeted him. He just told me that he needed to stop by to pick up some dog food "Ol' Roy" before he went home, (less than 150 miles away." I walked with him to the check out, he paid as everyone else would. (Even though this was a "Supercenter", back in those days we had a whole big 8 checkouts). Before my assistant manager was going to drive him to the little one way runway at our local community airport, Mr. Walton looked at me and said, "your store looks really good, just get all your crapp off of the roof." When I heard that Sam was coming to our store, I had everyone bust ass and get all of our extra inventory that wasn't on the shell and hide it. Sam wanted everything on the floor, room or not. Before Sam landed, he flew his plane over our store, that's when he saw everything on our roof.
Moral of the story. In this video, your home looks amazing. Can we see your roof. LOL. Love you darling.
Just an old man saying his piece.
im living this dream of mine vicariously thru u and capone. im ill and basically bedridden but i love watching and wishing it could be me and my service dog. Keep up the life and be safe guys. u make my day watching u have fun. thanks.
hI CAROL I just purchased a Tiogia 29 ft RV just like yours, Ford 450 engine. You have been an inspiration to me on taking on my #1 thing to do on my bucket list. I am 60 years old and ready to live a traveling life style. I plan to go full time next year around June. Thank again. I hope we will continue to talk. I need to learn so much. Thanks for sharing with us.
A friend of mine and his wife decided to get an RV I don't know what it is but I think it's a 5th wheel., they sold their home and bought a new RV. They took off for 30 days but had to come home to help with their kids problems. So for right now the trailer stays in an RV storage, more money,. My mother and stepfather bought an RV too, they traveled down to the Mexican border to stay a couple weeks. When they came home they decided it took too much gas, so they took a big hit on the sales end. I do it the cheaper way, fly to your destination, rent a car then start your traveling. It is so much cheaper even with some expensive hotel or motels I never spent anywhere near what they paid. I still do that, take off for a week or two and see all the attractions we wanted to see. Happy RVing!
you did a real good job remodeling the inside of that RV of yours it looks really nice taking out that extra chair does help give you more space keep up the good work I'm heading over to Arizona right now it's Jan December one
Hi. Loved this. I’m enjoying the rv life finally as well. I have a C 26’ w/ corner bed. But your 3’ larger makes all the difference as i like the ‘real’ full bed vs the corner bed. And i looked for the link to the full-length-curtain slides; love that idea! This is my first video, but i’m gonna be hooked. Thx!!!
You did a nice job, it looks so homey! You would think they would not have put carpeting in a bathroom but you see that a lot. It will be perfect when you replace it. I don't think I could fit in your shower...LOL! Give Capone a treat from me.
Did you have to do anything special to the walls to paint them or did you just paint them. Did you use a high gloss enamel or satin?. I love the white cabinets, Id look at an older class c knowing I could paint them colors I love and make it look cozy. I hate the dark colors they seem to design them with.
a lot of people use the cubic mini wood stove and wood is everywhere pallets there is always wood around out in the bush off hiking trails and quite easy to install check out tiny house pepper for a video on using it and you can pick up a battery powered skill saw to cut your wood.
I just bought my rv yesterday! My '91 Tioga is set up exactly like Matilda except for it has twin beds in back. Thank you for great ideas! And, did you have to tear off wallpaper to paint? Or, did you paint over it?
I love that you are very handy...not many women are this hard life living. I can see how a person can be so clean...my mother was always cleaning and I regret that I did not help her and I am honest that most nights I cry for her... She has thougt me to be independent before she could see that I could do it.
Nice IMPROVEMENTS! Great choice of colors, the grey blue looks refreshing and the white seems to go very well with it, and I am looking for the Amazon link for the curtains, excellent idea, they part separately and they make the room more private, and match the color inside as well as having it go all the way to the ceiling on the track, it makes the overhead bunk more private, and if used as storage it hides it. I am going to find or make a sliding cutting board for my sink as well! And yes, the idea of using the propane from a bottle type heater is much better than waking up every time when the fan comes on....Thank's for all you do for all of us motorhome vagabond dreamers~
Hi Carolyn! Watched this video again ! Love your home! Maybe when you do decide to buy another R.V. , get one no smaller then a 21'! class B. Only cuz you like alittle room! But right now your fine! Say hello to Bob! Keep safe! Esther from N.Y.
It's so cool that you're vegan!! I've been vegan for almost two years and I really want to RV full time after college. Your videos have been so informative, relatable, and fun so thank you so much for sharing your journey!
Nice vid did you replace your rv's engine and other things under your hood ? What did you pay for a older rv I don't know what to get for my son and I - I'm going to keep my house out in the country so my children can have it when I did but my son and I want to live as you do. Just don't know what to get or do. Thank You for your vid. I would also need something that can have towing capacity for a horse or small car.
I always dreamed of doing what you are doing, and still do dream of it. Right now I take care of my 85 yr old Mom so I can't see doing this right now, but I love watching you and your adventurers on the road. Best of luck to you and congrats for your accomplishments!
Spring rods fit inside my window frames and I put a seam in my towels to hang right against the glass to keep cold out, works a charm. I use them on the hottest days as well. Losing an inch and a half on the end does not impact their use as towels the rest of the time. Dark colors fade quickly, so unless you want to redue them, I suggest light colors.