I’m excited to share this renovation sent in by Lana, a DoItYourselfRV reader.
Here’s what Lana told me via email:
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I renovated my 2001 National RV Travel Trailer. I wanted to move it away from a bare bones generic interior to something that was livable and cozy.
I painted the entire interior, including the cabinets (I used Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations for the latter).
Other changes include, but aren’t limited to, texturing the walls, ripping out the drag dinette and installing a large sink cabinet in its place, having stainless steel sheets laid over the old counters to create stainless steel countertops, installing a new toilet, installing new fixtures, laying down new hardwood laminate, ripping out the existing futon and putting in a custom-made metal framed bed.
The changes were worth it as it turned the space into a place where I would look forward to spending time in rather than just a place that felt used and old.
I worked on this project part time for about five months.
Some times the work slowed as I was waiting for the next paycheck to come in.
I tried living in it full time (sort of a mid-life crisis). It amazed me that I could comfortably live in such a small space.
I purposely created more cabinet and storage space. I converted the top bunk to a clothes bureau. Ultimately I’ve decided to move on and get a house that doesn’t have wheels.
But renovating an RV certainly taught me a lot about finish work, pex plumbing, and making creative use of space.
I bought the RV on Craigslist. All of the major systems were in place but there were a number of small things that were broken or in need of repair.
One thing about living in an RV is that any time something breaks, you fix it right away.
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Take a look at a few photos of Lana’s remodel.
Outside of the camper.
Bedroom – Before
Bedroom – After
Kitchen – Before
Kitchen – In progress
Kitchen – In progress
Kitchen – After
Another shot of the kitchen area and back hallway.
Bathroom – After
Lana is currently selling her trailer and you can see her Craigslist ad here.
Thanks Lana for sharing your beautiful work with us!
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