Pimp-my-mo-home!

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Post by zoeypants » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:25 pm

I want to do something drastic to the motorhome I'm purchasing. I'm flexible as to permenant or not.

Thoughts have been:
Motorhome cover of some kind that I could throw over and secure making it look like a giant arabian nights tent.

covering in fur (seen it done already though)

simply a crazy paint job...

Got any examples you've seen? suggestions?

Thanks!
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Post by HughMungus » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:24 pm

I'm thinking about the same thing (I bought an RV but I'm in the process of re-selling it because it needs too much work and getting a different one). My only concern would be being able to re-sell it afterwrds... So my interest would be more along the lines of decorating the inside. All I could think of so far was a disco ball over the bed...

That said, what about contact paper? Doesn't that come off pretty easily, too? Something more complicated and more expensive might be that wrap stuff they do to cars & buses (it's like contact paper but custom designed for your vehicle).

My only other concern would be standing out like a sore thumb in traffic -- something I'm sure a lot of us would like to avoid, if you know what I mean...
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different sides of the coin

Post by zoeypants » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:24 pm

I'm actually looking to create an "Art RV". I WANT to stand out! So glue, weld, chop - whatever. This baby is mine until she dies - and to be mine - she has to rock!

I'm thinking an Indian mosaic type thing on it...
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Post by robotland » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:24 am

Here's a good place to start....

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=8432

(Use the RV or Sportsman's GOOP- It apparently contains UV stabilizers.)

I'm VERY jealous. Wanted to encrust a Winnebago for AGES.
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Post by jbelson » Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:19 am

Since I bought my tent trailer cheap enough, I was able to pimp it out. I had a grafitti artist paint cool flames all around it. then I bought a bunch of leopard print and reupholstered all the cushions and made matching curtains. I also put fur on thed ceiling using liquid nails.
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Post by leftbraindp » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:02 pm

Oooh... I really like the idea of a mosaic! I am bring peices of clear acrylic out to the playa to paint on during the days, maybe I will somehow use the pieces to mosiac the outside! (I just got an adorable 13 foot trailer :)
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Post by Isotopia » Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:07 am

- 1985 Chevy 1 ton step van
- Gov't owned (Dept of Energy)
- 54,000 miles on a 6.2 liter diesel engine.
- 20 years of maintenanace records - all up to date



Ugly as sin.

http://www.stanford.edu/~rruss/graphics ... ruck/2.JPG
http://www.stanford.edu/~rruss/graphics ... ruck/7.JPG
http://www.stanford.edu/~rruss/graphics ... uck/11.JPG

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Post by jbelson » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:42 pm

Oh man. Got a peek at the passenger seat in there. If the drivers seat is the same, thats one hell of a road trip in that thing.
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Post by HughMungus » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:57 pm

Isotopia wrote:- 1985 Chevy 1 ton step van
- Gov't owned (Dept of Energy)
- EXTREMELY RADIOACTIVE
- 54,000 miles on a 6.2 liter diesel engine.
- 20 years of maintenanace records - all up to date




Ugly as sin.

http://www.stanford.edu/~rruss/graphics ... ruck/2.JPG
http://www.stanford.edu/~rruss/graphics ... ruck/7.JPG
http://www.stanford.edu/~rruss/graphics ... uck/11.JPG

$715

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