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Old 01-09-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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This past summer, finding my wife and self newly re-located from the Denver area to Central IL we purchased our first motor home- our sales man corrected me several times referring to the vehicle as a motor coach (with on his part a bit of added snobery). Motor home or Motor coach we have really enjoyed our trips through out the mid-west.

The freedom to up-root on weekends and explore different areas has been very pleasing. To say nothing of what it has done by helping us meet new friends since we didn't know anyone in this part of the country.

Now that the new has worn off, we are finding some small wear and tear items we would like to update- restore prior to getting of for the 2006 season.

As I contemplate my retirement several years from now, I am thinking of my hobbies and avocations- one of which is restoring antique and special interest automobiles for the past 40 years. Another is building custom wood furnishings and cabinets.

Is anyone aware of a shop offering a remodel- update service for RV's any-where in the mid-west. I'm not talking the Prevost variety for bus shells, but a good honest automotive trim shop to do couches, chairs, wall paper, floor carpets etc, along with an occasional cabinet door replacement or other small cabinetry job.

Seems to me it would be an incredible business for someone if I could take in my 10 year coach and get a quality 1 stop update.

We looked at new coaches this winter that feature new window valances, carpet, hardwood floors, new bedspread and headboard, But honestly, we have all those features, without the payment, we just want an update to our present coach to reflect something similar- newer.

Any ideas where something like this exists, or is this something I start as a retirement business?

Ideas anyone??
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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i think it is a great idea!
(as a background i may add that i learned finish carpentry/ fine woodwork for 4 years in switzerland and worked over 15 years "on the road" remodeling high end Hotels, Bars, Nightclubs and Restaurants)
IMHO the quality of many RV interiours is just downright horrible ; there should be lots of work out there for you
if you have a love for details (and customers that appreciate your work) word will go around quick

i say go for it
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:15 PM   #3
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...I agree even though most of the good guys are down south right now on commercial property you should be able to set up a 40X60 shop and line them up!......too bad your in Ill.....I'm getting ready for a new shop myself.....there is plenty of work and a lot of custom work around these parts....no counting insurance work......geofkaye
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