THE FINAL REVEAL: Before & After RV Renovation | RVLOVE’s Ultimate RV Makeover (Ep 8) | DIY Remodel
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THE FINAL REVEAL: Before & After RV Renovation | RVLOVE’s Ultimate RV Makeover (Ep 8) | DIY Remodel

(upbeat country music) – Marc and Julie aren’t
just living off grid, they did a full renovation off grid. (carpet groaning) – Yeah, it’s been very
fun to be part of it. – She looks amazing. I’m really happy. – RV doesn’t feel or look like an RV. We just happened across CC,
our 1999 Country Coach Intrigue really serendipitously. We unexpectedly fell in
love with this old coach. Price was right and
then it was made it easy for us to renovate and
really make it our own without breaking the budget. – And allowed us to have
the room in the budget to make some bigger upgrades too. We wanted to have a big solar
and battery installation to be able to go off grid more. – We wanted to keep a lot
of things original in CC that were still really good quality and in really good shape. But there were some things that
we really wanted to upgrade. – And so we went big with it. We had new flooring, new appliances, new paint, new lighting. We changed the furniture style, we set in offices, because
with us both working full time we needed dedicated work spaces for both of us. – This is the really fun part is getting all the accessories and the design accents in the van to make it look really beautiful. – What surprised me most during the reno is the degree of work involved. It’s been full on. I’ve been here 22 days. And I’ve worked those 22 days. (laughing) (jazzy music) Oh that looks so nice, guys. With this, the shape, the shades. – [Woman] You can look at
yourself in the mirror. – Yeah, oh my god, I
need a lipstick top up. (laughing) It’s not just about making it beautiful. It’s about making it a place that is totally unique and special. Like lots of designers can
make a space beautiful, but I make a space really unique to the people who live there. My favorite thing in the RV is probably going to be the bedroom. Even down to the small detail of the handles in the
bedroom on the cupboard. There’s so many things of
beauty and surprise in CC. Oh my god, I cannot
believe that we’re done. And this is like every reno. It’s right up until the last second and literally before you guys came in to see the big reveal, I was still running around like a lunatic. So it feels amazing. (upbeat music) – Yeah it’s been very fun to do and it’s made me want to do more to mine. In fact I want to put a new floor in now, because I’ve seen Julie’s beautiful floor and I love her tape. Everybody about their reno. – My favorite thing that
I could say as a designer of what I’m really proud of is doing the new L shape dinette seat and using bed heads as the base. There is no upholsterer
here and it was like I need seat backs so what can I get. And then to have them
work out so perfectly and they just look amazing. – It was homey before, but
now it really feel like it represents us and it’s just, it feels truly like an
apartment on wheels. – It does. – And a very luxurious
and wonderful apartment. – So what I wanted to do as a designer was really to take into
account who Marc and Julie are in the world and that’s
really important to me. And they are a really
groovy, happy couple. So I really wanted CC to be that palette. When you walk in you actually get an idea of who Jules and Marc are. But I also was really focused on that it had to be
sophisticated and effortless. Just getting all the
linking from the blues, the grays, the blacks,
the silver and the marble, so the organic and then the sensualness of fabrics and feathers and so you know there’s a lot at play with designing a space. It isn’t just about putting a
cushion and painting a wall. There’s a lot of play with
linking all the colors, all the textures, the
light, the environment. So that’s where I can see my work. It feels like I’ve finished a painting. And that is the most
gratifying feeling I can have. And then the one after that is of course, just knowing that the
homeowners are so happy. That’s first and foremost
but for me as a designer, that is truly the most gratifying to see that work of art totally finished. (upbeat music) – Just being a part of it I
think has just been really fun. I mean it’s just ’cause we did know them before they had this RV and then they’ve never come to visit us. So it’s just gave ’em reason
to come visit us here. And yeah the whole thing has
just been a good experience. We’ve just really thoroughly
enjoyed the whole thing. Eating dinner every night
together, going to the lake, showing off our beautiful
area has been fun. – Sure wanted to help and I
wanted to see their process and the thought process that goes into it and how to lay it out. Really excited to have
them come up and do that and be able to be a part of it. And they honored us by
letting us be a part of it. I know that sounds stupid,
but I was anxious to help ’em. Theirs is so much more
extensive than ours. Now I’m all jealous that
how theirs turned out. (upbeat music) I was literally hugging
Marc and Julie’s toilet installing the lines to the
water lines to the bathroom. And I must say that is
friendship right there. And Marc and Julie need to understand that that is true friendship,
hugging your toilet. Luckily it was a brand new
floor and a brand new toilet. So it made it a little easier. But still, it’s a toilet
for crying out loud. (laughing) (upbeat music) – It just works so well for us now. It is exactly what we would want in an RV. – Yeah. And it’s so luxurious.
– But it doesn’t feel like an RV. It doesn’t feel or look like an RV now. It looks like an apartment on wheels. A luxurious apartment on wheels. – And now it makes all those late nights, those sweaty days, those
you know cut fingers, stubbed toes really worthwhile because she looks amazing, she
really does look incredible. I’m really happy with how it looks. (happy music) Jules and Marc have been so much underfoot in the whole process. And for me as a designer
that’s not the norm. Normally I will do reveals to the client so they get to see the end product. So I really wanted them
to have a special reveal just for themselves because
they’ve been so hard at it. And then just then they
opened up to that bedroom and I could see they just were delighted, they loved it. Ready for your bedroom
reveal, Marc and Jules? – Let’s see it.
– Okay. Alright. – Oh my god. – Wow. – That is so beautiful. – [Jane] You like it? – Yes. (laughing) Wow. Oh you can get out now. We’ve gotta get. (all laughing) Oh my god. – [Marc] It’s so beautiful. – [Julie] Wow, that is so beautiful. – [Jane] Yep. It’s yours. – I know, right. This is not an RV. (laughing) – It’s shocking to think
about where it used to be. Even where it was before Jane came in. – Oh my god.
– You know? Just the construction
piece to here is gigantic. It’s beautiful. – Aw, I’m glad you guys are happy. – I love it.
– Yeah. – [Marc] Thank you Jane. – You’re welcome. – Aw. (all laughing) – You’ll rub my mascara. She’s a different bedroom to that, you know mirrored mayhem
that was in there before. And I love bedrooms, they’re my specialty. It’s like I’ve said before, you know, it’s all about the sanctity and the sanctuary and the
fun you can have in there. – We set out with the
goal of transforming CC to be an even better version
of the highway princess she was 20 years. And to really make the most of her and to really, really
give her some RV love. That’s what we’re known for. And just to bring her back to life but in a way that was bigger
and better than ever before, that really compliments us in
our life and where we’re going and to me it really
exceeded my expectations. – It absolutely exceeded
my expectations too. And especially ’cause so much of it came together in these last couple days. Up until that it’s just
been, I’ve been so head down, working in a hard, this
was a huge, huge job. But this last day or so, is when all the design
elements came together and all the small things
started linking together and just, it looks amazing. – It’s magic.
– Far exceeded my expectations. We absolutely love it. I’m so feel at home in this. Already it’s just fantastic. – Yeah, she’s beautiful. And we couldn’t have done it without Jane. There is absolutely no way. We just, you know yeah. This has been a really special journey and we’re just gonna continue on now and keep on having fun and yeah. I’m just kinda speechless. – So what I do with transforming homes transforms people’s lives. It really is. It is so much more than
just having a pretty home. I would just really experiment. You know or call me. I think that’s a really good plan. But if you don’t call me, I would say do it. You know experiment with paint, go buy a series of
cushions, throw them on, take them away, just have a play and step outside, be a little bit brave. Because if the paint doesn’t work you can always paint over it. But I’d highly recommend it. Personalize your RV,
you know it’s your home, it’s where you live, so yeah, enjoy it. – This is one sexy,
beautiful, glamping machine. I am just, I love it, absolutely love it. So thank you for flying 8000, more than 8000 miles. – A long, long way. – To get here and just spend
all of this three weeks, two to three weeks I think. – Yeah, 23 days. – There you go, she was counting. – I was counting, ’cause
there were 23 days of working straight through. It has been the ultimate RV makeover and I love how it’s turned out. It’s everything and more than I imagined. And it’s been really hard
work but so worth it, like everything in life. You know, you’ve gotta put
in the time and the energy and the rewards come. So I’m delighted. I think it looks amazing. She looks fresh and very
sexy, very welcoming. And I think you guys are gonna have a really nice journey in her. – And that’s it. We’ve finished the
ultimate RV makeover of CC. She looks amazing. We are just so excited to now hit the road and enjoy everything
about our new motor home. And yeah, just get out there and continue showing the
adventures with you guys. So thank you so much for watching. And whoo. – Catch your next RV makeover. – Yeah. See ya! Oh it’s over. – Yeah. – Thank you! So worked so hard. Whoo! (upbeat music) This is one of the messages that we really try to convey in our book, in RV Success School, is that anyone can RV. You can afford it no
matter what your budget it. That’s one of the examples
that we really hope that what we’re doing
inspires other people to help think about different ways that they can hit the road too. (upbeat country music)


  • Mike Avenoso aka Mike Da' Nuke

    Gorgeous work.
    A lot to be proud of there.On a different note.
    I'm disabled so very limited in my capabilities, I love the lifestyle you enjoy! I'm planning (hoping dependent on health) to buy a class A and travel my silver years away. The question I have for you and all who may read this is do campsites have staff available to help set up the campsite? ( hoses, blocking levelers, rugs, furniture, unhooking toad etc…)
    Obviously there'll be a cost but do they offer that kind of service, or are you on your own.
    I follow several other full timers on You tube and will re-post this there as well.
    Thanks so much for your feedback and keep the great videos coming.

  • RV Buggin' U?

    All I keep saying is "WOW" over & over, again!!! CC looks AMAZING!!! I love how it ALL turned out!!! The bedroom looks like you are at a plush 5 star hotel!!! Great job to all of you!!!! Seriously JEALOUS over here! ROFL!!!!

  • Marian Lyons

    Those are lifelong friends for sure, for all their work and dedication with this process. Brett's toilet hugging is definite proof! Congratulations on your beautiful home!

  • TexCyn RV Life

    23 days. That's a lot of blood, sweat & tears! But Ya'll did it!! 👍 She is right, sometimes you do have to get brave.

  • Fantastique Berliotz

    Light, bright, clean and most of all–cheery! A one-of-a-kind and SO well done. Now I'm inspired to make a few changes to our RV. Congratulations on the completion of your reno and I hope you enjoy it for years to come.

    One quick question: I love the little chandeliers in the bedroom, but how do you plan on securing them while driving? I would imagine they're going to be swinging around back there, but maybe they have enough space to swing where they won't hit any of the woodwork?

  • Cindy & Darryl H

    What an absolutely fabulous job you guys did! Bravo, looks like it is out of a magazine. Wow! So classy. Congratulations!!

  • David Hooper IV

    Marc & Julie, what an awesome transformation and gorgeous result. Enjoy your sexy CC and continue having wonderful journeys. I look forward to all of your future videos. Godspeed.

  • Tammy Norris

    Being "Honored to be a part of it" show good character. I think being happy for someone else's happiness is a wonderful quality in a person!!

  • Olie, Lena and the RV

    What a transformation. Everyone should be so proud of the work put into her. She will surely cruise down the road with her head held high.

  • Jim Munch

    I watched and enjoyed the whole makeover series. You all did a fantastic job on the RV and on the filming of your work. Thank you for taking the time to make these films, and I look forward to following you on many more adventures.
    I don't think I have ever seen even a brand new motorhome that looks nearly as nice as yours does now.

  • NoGas

    Thank you for a fabulous series! All your hard work certainly paid off. Not a fan of all that white and paint, but realize one reason you chose CC was her white interior starting point. The most important part of completing any project is that you love the end product, and with those huge smiles it’s easy to see that you do. Your upgrade and rehab provided tons of ideas to get the DIYers in your audience started. Thanks for taking us along on the ride. Congratulations and I wish you many happy miles enjoying the fruits of your labor.

  • Maximalist Minibus

    Love this! One of the reasons I got a school bus and not an RV was because there doesn't seem to be a lot of opportunity to customize with an RV. But you've done it! You really made it your own!

  • RV Lady

    Awesome job! Now I want to redo mine! The cost would be interesting to know. thanks for posting this series. Smile 🙂 & Be BRAVE

  • John Dolezal

    CC looks absolutely beautiful. You all did a wonderful job. Hope to see you in person sometime, so you can give us a tour. You were blessed to have such good friends help you. As always, take care and be safe.

  • Bernie Vielwerth

    Congratulations on the completion of your RV home.
    Really looking good.
    Now enjoy the fruit of your labor.
    Cheers Bernie in palm springs, ca.


    Hi guys, looks awesome! Great job. Any plans for the exterior? Not that i think it needs it, but since it's an older coach I'm assuming it has some wear and tear. Fading and such.

  • Brent and Liz Scott

    How do you keep the bedroom chandeliers and dining room ceiling light from swinging around while traveling?

  • Todd Ramsay

    Very nice. I see it is all black and white. If there is blue or other colors it is not coming thru on the video. If you are happy i am goid.

  • Rick Kessler

    If there was an award for RV renovations, this would win. What a transformation! And two details push it over the top: 1.) you never broke a mirror; 2.) you did it all off-grid. Well done, Marc and Julie, well done indeed!

  • gruivis

    Congratulations on such a beautiful makeover and equally awesome storytelling. I really like that special effect towards the end @18:35. Bravo!

  • Dawn Hightman

    Where can I find what type of adhesive did you use for the kitchen tiles and she said flexible grout? Is there a link I could get to get an idea on what to use. And I’d you put it directly on the wall or did it attach to a board?

  • Rich Kuban

    It’s no longer a RV. It’s not a mobile home. It’s a traveling luxury condo and mobile office enabling you to live a life of adventure and fulfillment. Wishing you many miles of smiles, earned with tremendous work, perseverance, and dedication by you and your wonderful collaborators. May you live abundantly. Thank you for all you do and share with the community.

  • John Landry

    You folks did an awesome job. Every where you look feels like home as opposed to an RV. Congratulations on a job really done well.

  • Donna McKee

    Soo happy for ya's!!! It is breathtaking and soo inviting☺ I think CC is super happy too! Be safe, Be blessed 😉☺❤🇺🇸💙

  • simple rv cooking with melissa

    Hey you all that looks amazing. We have headed out fulltime RV travelling. We just arrived in Texas.

  • Shawna W

    STUNNING reno, guys, especially LOVE the bathroom! So classy yet very comfy and personal. Inspiring!! 😀 Happy travels

  • FreeBirds

    Congrats you guys! She is so BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so glad you got rid of the mirror mayhem! 😂ENJOY and thanks for sharing!

  • Lauren

    well it does look bigger n cleaner yup…but the lack of color makes it resemble a mobile hospital! I expect Drs n nurses to come out of the cabnets with needles n surgical masks on! with moaning bleeding patients lying on the floors n messing up the couches! all that white is kinda sterile n certainly not practical if u add kids n dogs eh…

  • Kimberly Weese

    Oh, wow! I absolutely love it. I would love to be able to transform our MH in this way, make it our own. We bought it new, which is lovely, but it has that hum drum dullness to it that so many have.

  • Lance Miller

    Instead of a pool noodle on the bottom of the counter extension. You should use some velcro. It would give it a more finished look. The pool noodle looks like something I would have done when I was twelve. lol

  • Norman Gebhardt

    Just rewatched all eight episodes of the remodel videos this afternoon. Was again impressed by all the heavy lifting and long hours Marc did and all the long hours and hard work Julie did. The whole crew did a fantastic job especially your designer Jane Brown. I still hold to my original remarks. So Impressed. You guys knocked it out of the Park.

  • Mike Tomas

    Sorry.. You lost me with the Before and After Pictures when the after pictures were unrealistically Photoshop-ed. I'm sure it looks wonderful. Great job renovating Guys…

  • Adventurous Way

    Wow! It looks amazing! This makes me slightly less opposed to do a renovation to our rig – it just seems so much work. But you just showed it can be so worth it!

  • Tom & Laurie Wells

    Wow finally was able to see the final of CC she is Beautiful so bright and cheerful looking ! And my favorite room is the bedroom Congrats you two enjoy the road drive in peace

  • Fancy This Y’all

    Any chance you could direct me to the lazy susan you installed in your kitchen cabinet? you said ikea…i'm having difficulty finding it. Thanks!

  • ksholt2011

    Love how it looks. Have one question, is the wiring ok to add residential fridge and all our computer items etc or did you have to update the wiring? We are interested in purchasing an older diesel And that has been a worry for me. Thank you, love your channel.

  • Andrew Haworth

    I just binge watched your series. I love that you guys bought an older coach. I bought a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star last year (my first RV) and I absolutely love it. They built these diesel pusher real well back at the turn of the century. Your coach turned out beautiful! I am planning to do a remodel on mine in the future and this gave me some great ideas.

  • Myra Rega

    I am catching up on watching your videos and I just binge watched all 8 episodes of the RV renovation.  Even though I have seen it in person and loved it, I am blow away by all the work you guys did.  I am so impressed with the entire team you put together and you all worked so well together.  Jane and the Hays' were amazing!  I actually cried with you during the final bedroom reveal!  It is so special and looks like a high end hotel room.  I have to say the bathroom was one of my favorite spaces.  I loved the mural which added such a rich touch.   I am so happy for you both.  The quality of the videos were first class and very informative.  Jerry and I look forward to seeing you and CC on the road!

  • Edward Stoner

    CC looks amazing!! The twig wallpaper (just put in my Amazon cart) and fireplace are two of my favorites. I really love the tile behind the sink in the bathroom and haven't found a link to the source. Do you mind sharing that? Thanks!

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