My wife, TeResa, and I are the proud owners of a 2007 Winnebago View 23J. I am 62, TeResa is younger
, and this is our first RV.
The motor home only has 16k miles on the engine and chassis, and it was given to us by two close friends. The only drawback to this wonderful gift is that a homeless man and his dog clandestinely called the motor home "home" for the last two years.
I will not post pictures, because there are some things best left unseen. To give you an idea of what we encountered, we removed over 20 full bags of garbage. We have gutted the inside and started the renovation. Our goal is to make it as good or better than it was when it came out of the factory.
I am sure we will use this forum to gather many great ideas for our renovation. I replaced the Parallax converter with a Progressive Dynamics 4645V converter and we are installing new light fixtures with LED soft white bulbs. We replaced the refrigerator and will replace the range hood and fan. It looks to be an interesting project but we see it as a blessing. We can actually make any needed changes while we have it "apart" and customize it just for us.
Any ideas for upgrades are welcomed. I am considering using a solid sheet of plywood for under the bed, closing off inside access to the passenger side outer storage bin. Any major drawbacks to that idea? We will also be replacing the mattress and all the cushions. TeResa is an accomplished seamstress, so she will make all the covers.
I'm happy to meet you all and look forward to reading your great posts. Maybe one day we will meet on the road...
Jim and TeResa Gibson
2007 Winnebago View 23J