Manufacturers and Distributors of Original GMC Motorhome Parts and Publications since 1979.
A lot of people restore cars and trucks, but almost no one restores a
motorhome. Most people renovate a motorhome much like they renovate their
home every 15 to 20 years.
New kitchens and bathrooms are always high on the list, as are new window
coverings, upholstery, carpet and modern-day surround sound systems. Of
course, we cannot forget new video players and television screens that go
hand in hand with the sound systems nowadays.
Renovation is best done in the off-season when a motorhome is not used or
regularly used. That's why Cinnabar Engineering, Inc. rents the buildings at
the Sanilac County Fairgrounds in Sandusky. Clients bring their motorhomes
to Sandusky in October and November where they are stored inside until
renovation work starts in the shop. Clients are driven to the Detroit
airport where they fly home on an inexpensive round-trip ticket, and return
on the round-trip half in the spring to pick up their renovated coach.
Consider a complete new ceiling complemented with day/night window coverings
in hardwood surrounds to match the cabinetry in your motorhome. If you are
feeling adventurous, the windshield drapery can be motorized with a key fob
remote control that will open or close the drapery with the push of a
button. Believe it or not, this is more than just a toy. It is a very nice
and relatively inexpensive feature that makes closing up at night and
opening up in the morning in a public campground a pleasure rather than a
chore. The day/night side and back window coverings slide up and down with
ease, but the remote-controlled front drapes are like frosting on the cake!
Our cabinet shop specializes in light, solid-surface countertops to replace
the aging, plastic-laminated wood countertops originally installed in all
GMC Motorhomes. The product of choice is Surell. Its seams cannot be found
when it is completed and installed with Surell sinks or polished stainless
steel sinks and new plumbing fixtures. A new stove and a
microwave/convection oven usually complete galley renovation.
All original GMC Motorhome bathrooms are worn out. The bathroom fixtures
don't work well, and the plastic toilets have seen their day. Renovation
makes an enormous difference. Consider one of the new china toilets, and a
single-knob shower valve just like you have in your shower at home. New
lavatory fixtures are usually indicated, and a solid-surface Surell
countertop and basin can be installed to match your galley for a very modern
and high-line coach look.
Don't overlook the unseen mechanical things. The off-season is the time to
get a new engine and transmission, and upgrade to the GM 3.42 Final Drive.
It's also the time to get the front end rebuilt, and the tandem axles
straightened, rebushed and aligned so the motorhome will go down the road
straight next spring.
Renovation can be done in whole or in part. Planning it can be the biggest
chore, because decisions have to be made on colors, appliances and fixtures.
That's where the GMC Motorhome People at Cinnabar Engineering, Inc. can