Part 4 Renovating Motorhome: Subfloor + Boiler + Decorative Pillows + Curtains

by | Mar 14, 2016 | Lifestyle, The Hymer Motorhome Adventure | 1 comment

Last January I wrote about the curtains hanging in our camper! At least, the curtains around the fold-down bed. Now also the smaller curtains around the round seat in the back of the camper are hanging. It already looks far better! But we are not there yet ..

Two weeks ago we took a day to go on with the interior. I finished the subfloor and Bas started with the boiler. The floor in the camper was carpeted but it was obviously not very nice. Therefore, we decided to lay a subfloor so that we can place a PVC floor. Well, the subfloor is in! It was a lot of work but it looks good!

The water heater was unfortunately broken so we got a new one that had to be built in again. Because it was just a slightly different model, Bas here and there still had to make some adjustments. But it worked! We have hot water in the kitchen and in the bathroom!

Finally, we hung two spots in the back corners of the camper and we mounted plastic strips for the curtains so that the whole looks a little tighter!

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The curtains hang but we don’t like it that you can see the rails.

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We place a simple plastic strip in front of the curtain rails so you can not see the top so well.

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In the corner the curtains hang neatly together. Now I have to make straps that hold the curtains in place while driving.

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Here you see the subfloor we have also mounted against the benches. This was also carpeted in a dirty brown color.

After these chores, we wanted to see the (almost) final result, so we cleaned everything up and decorated the camper as it should. I had made a few cushions to match the curtains but unfortunately I still have to make the bench cushions. The color of the bench cushions doesn’t fit our image of the interior and it’s not a good combination with the new curtains and all.

What do we still want to do about the camper?

Before we really going on the road in May for the first time, we want to do the following things:

  • Leave laying a PVC floor. We have already bought one, now find someone who wants to lay the floor.
  • The double bench allow welding in the camper.
  • Lamp post above the round seating.
  • The camper furnish all the necessary stuff you need.
  • The motor of brush in the way!

Actually, these are the most necessary things we still like to do before we go on vacation. In addition, I also want to make new sleeves in the summer for the cushions of the sofas. The green I find too dark and not nice with the blue of the curtains and it’s not our style. However, the pillows are very good order so for the next few months it is fine.

I also have a long list of fun stuff I want to buy such as a flat cable with lights outside, a plastic carpet for outside and get some goodies!

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The round seating is the complete picture but without the table. In the middle of the U-shaped seating, between the two tables, is space for a lamp. We are still looking for a great model!

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A nice tight subfloor is in and sits against the benches. We want the new PVC floor to run up against the pillows.

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Both fabrics, of the curtains and cushions, come from the fabric market in Utrecht.

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The top of the kitchen is original, much as I want to use film so this is also neat and finished.

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We are again one step further and it starts to be more exciting because you really start to see why you’re doing it. In May it will be our first RV trip with Jaya, exciting!

Another couple of decisions we have to make:

  • What color get the couch cushions? It’s so dark I think. But dark is sometimes less likely dirty.
  • What we will do so Jaya can not fall out of the fold-down bed? There are safety nets that can assemble there but there are also parents who place their child in a Deryan tent on the fold-down bed.

Tips are always welcome! :-)

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