RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY): Restoration begins!

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Do It Yourself Modifications a...


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
chops1sc

Sumter, SC

Full Member

Joined: 07/12/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife and I started to restore our 1995 Coachmen Catalina yesterday. We got the camper from my parents 6 years ago and we have thoroughly enjoyed it! However, because of the "pandemic" we had not used it for a long time and well, issues that we should have addressed festered into un-usable conditions. So we are gutting it to make it like-new again! We hope to give weekly updates on our Youtube channel.

Coachmen Catalina Restoration

* This post was edited 04/22/21 05:39pm by chops1sc *


chops1sc - YouTube Channel

Lwiddis

Near DVNP, California

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 04/22/21 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please post continuing updates with pictures.


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, 300 watt solar-Lossigy 200 AMP Lithium battery. TALL flag pole. Prefer boondocking, USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, state camps. Bicyclist 14 yr. Army -11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560) IOBC & IOAC grad


Birdnst

Poquoson

New Member

Joined: 06/08/2017

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 12:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I THINK that will be a pretty cool project and wish you luck.
However I could not continue watching, way to much time opening an awning, could have skipped all that. Good luck.


If you cannot take good care of what you have, you will not have anything good for very long!!!

chops1sc

Sumter, SC

Full Member

Joined: 07/12/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/22/21 03:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Birdnst wrote:

I THINK that will be a pretty cool project and wish you luck.
However I could not continue watching, way to much time opening an awning, could have skipped all that. Good luck.


Thank you for your input! We are still getting the hang of making the videos and editing them. Hopefully our future videos are a little bit better, LOL!

Update: I sped up the clip a little. Maybe it's a little easier to watch, LOL!

* This post was edited 04/22/21 05:40pm by chops1sc *

chops1sc

Sumter, SC

Full Member

Joined: 07/12/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/26/21 06:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were able to get some more work done this past Sunday. We removed the jack-knife sofa, end tables, rear cabinets (along with the ceiling), dinette, slide carpet, most of the rear windows, and lastly, the slide itself.

[image]
[image]
[image]

We should get more work done Wednesday and hopefully I will have a new video uploaded!

frankwp

Calgary, AB, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 09/07/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/27/21 09:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please do keep posting on this project. But the part from :40 to 3:15 should be cut out altogether. Nobody wants to have to sit through that. Going high speed for the unloading for the last couple of minute is a nice touch, but it too went on way too long. 30 seconds of that would be plenty.

This is not intended to offend or insult, just constructive criticism. It's going to be an interesting project with the potential of getting a very nice camper at the end.


2010 Cruiser CF30QB
2003 GM 2500HD, crew cab, SB, 8.1, Allison

chops1sc

Sumter, SC

Full Member

Joined: 07/12/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/29/21 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

frankwp wrote:

Please do keep posting on this project. But the part from :40 to 3:15 should be cut out altogether. Nobody wants to have to sit through that. Going high speed for the unloading for the last couple of minute is a nice touch, but it too went on way too long. 30 seconds of that would be plenty.

This is not intended to offend or insult, just constructive criticism. It's going to be an interesting project with the potential of getting a very nice camper at the end.


Your criticism is greatly appreciated! We are definitely learning as we go forward with this process!

chops1sc

Sumter, SC

Full Member

Joined: 07/12/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/29/21 09:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out the latest video!

1995 Coachmen Catalina Restoration Ep. 002

ronbiel

AL

New Member

Joined: 05/17/2021

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/25/21 03:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those are some good progress. Good luck and keep us posted.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Do It Yourself Modifications a...


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.