A BIG OVERHAUL AND A SHORT TIME FRAME: SEE THE DOUGLAS TEAM’S TRANSFORMATION OF THIS REVAMPED FIFTH WHEELER MOTOR HOME
The Evans are “living the motor home dream” as this Ultima motor home is their permanent home as they tour around New Zealand. Travelling around the country in a motor home gives the advantage of being able explore less travelled routes and hidden gems with all the comforts of their home at hand.
Enjoying an adventure is much easier when we have the right equipment in the best condition. This is true of the Evans’ fifth wheeler that needed some re-upholstery work so they could enjoy their tiki-touring in comfort.
The interior of the motor home needed a lot of work. The carpeting throughout was worn and the upholstered seating was tired and outdated. They wanted a new look to uplift their well-loved fifth-wheeler, Out There. Along with the interior’s overhaul, the awning was also in need of repair so they could enjoy shade protection from the New Zealand sun.
As the fifth wheeler is their actual home, this meant that our team had to turn this job around quickly to save on accommodation costs, while ensuring the job brought their visions to life.
THE DOUGLAS INNOVATIVE SOLUTION
The Evans’ chose their carpet and upholstery fabrics finding exactly what they wanted for their home. We then did a full re-carpet in the bedroom, including the steps and added a step rail to reduce wear. In the living area as well as re-carpeting, we re-upholstered the entire set of settees and dining squabs, and recovered their dining chairs to match.
The awning repair involved adding a new bolt rope to the top where old one had begun to tear. On the other side of the awning, we also repaired their roll-out blind.
The end result not only looks great but is designed to last the Evans for as long as they want to tiki-tour and for many years after.
TAKE A LOOK INSIDE & OUT
In this short video our Production Manager Peter O’Connell takes you behind the scenes with a look at the nuts and bolts of the project.
COULD YOUR MOTOR HOME OR CARAVAN UPHOLSTERY USE A QUALITY REPAIR?
Talk to the Douglas Outdoor & Textile Innovation team about a bespoke solution to bring your visions to reality for your motor home or caravan. We enjoy exceeding the expectations of our customers and look forward to hearing about your ideas.
Photo credit: Shellie Evans Photography (https://tikitouringnz.blogspot.com/).