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23 consoles in a motorhome? yep!

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well the title about sums it up, I live in a motorhome, but I am a collector. those 2 things don't seem like they would go together to well do they? well that's because they don't. however with carful planning, some slight remodeling, and a little bit of crazy it can be done! but before we have a look at my collection, lets take a minute to see what I started with. so without further ado, allow me to introduce Matilda.

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Matilda is a 1986 tiffin allegro 28ft motorhome.

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this is what Matilda's living area looked like when we bought her, keep in mind that this is about half of the total interior space, the rest is taken up by the kitchen, bathroom, closet, and sleeping area.

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here is what the living area looks like as of now. because this is a working driving motorhome everything had to be secured to is intended position. the shelving is bolted to the floor, the tv is bolted to its shelf and all the consoles have had Velcro tape cut to the shape of their feet and applied only in that location. this ensures everything stays in its place when moving. (I do take the vectrex off its perch when moving)

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the front-most part of the shelving holding the vectrex, OUYA, ps3, nes, and xegs

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the rearmost part, housing the 2600, 360, xbox, wii, gamecube, ps2, dreamcast, n64, and a yaroze ps1

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couldn't get my intelly in the other shots so here it is.

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most older motorhomes are built with a nice integrated system of cabinets that run between the ceiling and outer walls, Matilda is no exception.

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a shot of one of the other cabinets

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the ottoman has a removable cushions and a large storage capacity, perfect for storing controllers and a good place to rest you feet!

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I also did some work to the sleeping area, this cabinet sets above the foot of the bed.

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inside the cabinet I added some shelving.

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so you only counted 17 consoles? well theres a a genny/cd/32x and a hyperscan out of shot (you can see them in the 3rd pic if you've got good eyes!), that makes 19 a 360 slim is normaly in the cabinet above the sleeping area (my wife is out of town and took it with), so 20. theres a dead 60gb fat ps3 (awiting repairs) and a backup dreamcast in the closet. also theres a ps2 slim mounted to a portable tv that goes with me in the truck. so yea 23.

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Very cool. So if you live in this does it stay in one place most of the time or do you just travel the country? Either way, you're doing it in retro style :D

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Very cool. So if you live in this does it stay in one place most of the time or do you just travel the country? Either way, you're doing it in retro style :D

I move it every year or 2, depends on my mood, where the work is, if theres a tornado coming, etc etc...

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I move it every year or 2, depends on my mood, where the work is, if theres a tornado coming, etc etc...

 

That is a really great option to have considering the state of employment in North America these days.

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I've never browsed the Show Your Collection forum, but today I'm glad I clicked into it. That's cool as all get out, and seems like a pretty unique way to live! What do you do when you find a place that has some work? Find a place to park for the duration of your stay, or what? Cool way to collect, that motorhome's retro-fresh. I love old motorhomes

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I wish I lived somewhere warmer. (Than saskatchewan where it snow 9 months of the year) (well 6) If I did I could see me living in a motorhome. Some of them aren't a lot smaller than my house anyway and the rents a lot cheaper.

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Coolest thing I have ever seen! I am inspired, now to start looking for a motor home!!

I have a 38ft Holiday Rambler I will sell you and I'm only 5 hours away :)

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the title says it all...however with carful planning, some slight remodeling, and a little bit of crazy it can be done!

Why not??? It worked for Walter White...

 

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:D

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I've never browsed the Show Your Collection forum, but today I'm glad I clicked into it. That's cool as all get out, and seems like a pretty unique way to live! What do you do when you find a place that has some work? Find a place to park for the duration of your stay, or what? Cool way to collect, that motorhome's retro-fresh. I love old motorhomes

when I use to work in construction you either followed the crew from job to job, or you got laid off when there wasent a job close by. they made you chase that dollar. you just tried to find a RV park as close to the job site as you could, or if you were lucky one of the locals might rent you a lot to stay on. then when the job was done you followed your company to the next location, and the circle continued... im with you on old motorhomes tho, the new ones just don't feel like a home, there more like a luxury hotel room on wheels. nice don't get me wrong, but not very comfortable or relaxing.

 

@bennybingo, lol

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