I learned a lot on my first renovation and after living in the RV for a year I got a lot of scheming done.
I've started painting over that painful brown color using a light coffee palette. I'm putting a layer or two of satan water based polyurethane on top of the latex paint to give it better water/stain/scratch resistance.
I've pulled down the ceiling again (photo 1). I discovered that not all the bolts I used to hold my solar panels on were stainless and the high humidity/winter time condensation caused a lot of rust on them (photo 2).
I'm planning on replacing the ceiling with thin vinyl sheets painted using the above technique, glued directly to the insulation. I'm also considering using fiberglass reinforced sheet of some sorts, http://www.homedepot.com/b/Lumber-Composites-Paneling-Fiberglass-Panels/N-5yc1vZbqk5
It's as expensive as the solid oak sheets I had used, but has the perk of being synthetic, so prolonged moisture during the brutally humid winters wont be an issue.
He's installed a wood stove! I don't know the benefits/downsides vs propane, but it's definitely cool.
For the Rialta, the first thing I'd do is build removable insulation for the windows and research replacing them. The bed having windows on 3 sides is a definite winter time bottle neck. The next is look into a fluted catalytic heater to reduce interior moisture. I don't think I'd want to go wood.
He's considering a thermoelectric generator which got me thinking about a propane run TEG. I found a reasonable sized one (with no list price) at http://www.redhawkenergy.net/globalteg.html
email@example.com/day doesn't feel very efficient to me.
Currently I funnel all purchases through a Bank of America VISA to get 1.25% (1% if you cash out under $300) back and pay it off at the end of each month (otherwise 1% isn't fighting the tide).
Given I'm not spending differently this is free money. I assume it works by helping people drown themselves in debt by removing some guilt of getting themselves there.
What credit cards do you guys (ab)use for their perks?
Tynan's community section is the biggest stealth camping community on the web I'm aware of. Seldom do I see a mention of it on another forum that doesn't quickly degrade into a question of morality (the heck?).
I've got questions that don't deserve their own threads, I assume others may, too. Lets use this thread as a way to prevent bloat.
All questions welcome, from current or potential campers. Links to resources on stealth camping, RV modifications, or the like are welcome.