Motorhome makeover.

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    We are off down to Birmingham on Tuesday to give the van a makeover. I just wanted to get rid of the carpet and have vinyl flooring fitted, but after herself had spotted some nice half leather seats at Malvern it has turned into a complete makeover :Doh:. Nothing at all wrong with the original seat coverings or the curtains, but hay ho. She has decided on a fancy headboard for the fixed bed (why). New curtains and cushions to match. All three captains chairs recovered in light blue leather with darker blue inserts. Couch recovered in same to match. New dashboard carpet in blue. Bonnet cover in blue leather. Cab over-mats in blue. Grey vinyl flooring with blue over-mats. I know how JJ feels now :RollEyes:. There was a lot to be said for being a bachelor. Will post photos when done.
     
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    Good luck with that.. Hope it all goes well and you end up with a great looking second home :thumb:
     
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    Hope all goes well.

    When its finished just pretend you are collecting a brand new motorhome :thumb::thumb:

    at least a makeover is far cheaper than changing vehicles
     
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  4. Snowbird

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    I can assure you Gail, I will not be changing this one. Having had enough motorhomes over the years to compare, this is definitely staying :thumb:.
     
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    Light Blue hey?

    A fine choice of colour...

    Blue Moon...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Watch it Dave, Pat will have you in a collar and tie if you're not careful :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Whilst considering your generous offer I thought it only right to have it done in your colours JJ.
     
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    Heaven forbid :RollEyes:
     
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    Maybe I should send Rich a message and ask him to have a tie waiting for you :Rofl1:
     
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    :RollEyes::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Dave.:Doh:This is leaving it wide open for a Shifftzz comment ....:RollEyes: :Wink::Wink:

    looking forward to seeing the photo's
     
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  12. Snowbird

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    No problem there. He will be tucked up in his playpen at this time of night :BigGrin:
     
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    Tell Pat I am proud of her, sounds as if it will be just perfect :thumb:
     
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  14. Snowbird

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    Well thats the job done. I cannot thank CareAvan enough for what I can only describe as one of the most professional, motivated, customer friendly businesses I have ever dealt with. There workmanship and attention to detail is so refreshing in the modern world that we now live in. This is what I would call an old school company that listens to what the customer wants and liaises with there customer all along the way. George, the head boy knows his job and I will be the first to admit, I am not easily pleased. Quality is a word that George understands and it shows in his work. How many bosses do you know that are prepared to come into work at 4 AM bringing 2 of his workers with him to make sure a job is done on time ?. Andy the guy that painstakingly took out the original carpets and refitted new cab carpets, dashboard carpet and vinyl flooring to a standard that was done when the van was originally built 23 years ago, coming in at 6 AM and working all day without as much as lunch. Big Mo, the guy that built up the half leather seats so they were not just good, but perfect. The machinists that that took the time to make sure the stitching was perfect after George had done a perfect pattern match whilst cutting so that every seat pattern was a perfect match. I cannot thank you all enough for the dedication and effort beyond the call of duty and not forgetting Paul for what can only be described as an unbelievable deal. I arrived at there Birmingham premises and camped out there with 3 other motorhomers until Thursday evening when I left I had to go down to Gloucester to collect some American sewer parts. On arrival at the American dealers one of the partners met me and was astounded at the quality of work and commented about the leather quality. When a dealer in American RVs tells you the leather is the best they have ever seen, that's enough for me. I have a fealing that CareAvan are going to be very busy in the future, so if you are thinking about a makeover, now is the time to get on with it. Paul can be contacted on 07772697981 or at there website www.careavan.org I have no connection with this company only being a very, very satisfied customer. If I was not satisfied with there work I would have posted that also.
     

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    That looks a great job, love the floor too. As you know when we came for a nose around your van at Malveren we were thinking of getting a makeover done on our old Hyme. Couldn't decide which company to go with - Careavan or Tappers, this this might have decided us now.
     
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    Looks fabulous, good job. :BigGrin:
     
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    OK Dave...

    I will up my (generous) offer for your (old after all) van by £20...

    Would have been more if they had sewn the Man City crest into the seat backs...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Love the look of it, :Blush:wonder if I could get that done in Morocco and what would the cost be there. Not many vans around with the quality of yours built in.
     
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    I liked the look of your van before I do not like it now Dave


























































    I absolutely LOVE IT :thumb: it looks fantastic:BigGrin:
     
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    Oh come on JJ. Surely it's worth £25 now even without the crest :Rofl1:
     
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