I finally have the time to start my interior renos on the Leocraft, after a year of living in it "stock". I have spent most of my time with it fixing infrastructure and running gear issues, then the work just stopped after it was safe, clean and "Put Upable".
Because the interior is built more like a stick built than most eggs, the possibilities are endless. I could re arrange the furniture, eliminate or add space as needed (With some modification to things like water tank locations etc) but I quickly came to the conclusion, as far as that goes, that my skill levels lack and frankly, the way the manufacturer laid it out is exactly why I bought it.
So, the refinishing of the aesthetics are my main concern. My home was a cabin, with all the rustic trappings of one, and I wanted to recreate that comfort level. Wood. Lots of wood. BUT..weight being an issue, I did not think that was possible.
Not true. I found a product at Lowes that is 1/4" planks of knotty cedar as light
as balsa wood. Shop EverTrue 8-ft Stain Grade Knotty Cedar V-Groove Wainscot at Lowes.com
At 20 bones a package, I grabbed 1 to experiment with. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to trim (I am just using a multi tool and a box knife for rips, believe it or not) and how "substantial" it looks when installed.
The interior walls of the Leocraft are luan with a hard foam backing and brad nails seem to work just fine for sturdy installation. I bought 3 tubes of liquid nails to do it with, but they do not seem needed.
I have tackled the kitchen, tho it still needs some touch ups and custom trim work. I used a natural varathane stain.
Before and after (Sorry, no straight on before pic DOH!)