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How To Renovate A Pop Up Trailer For Under $100

We’ve come across quite a few RV remodels of all sorts and sizes, from large Class A motorhomes to much smaller Class B campers.

Did you ever think that you might be able to remodel a pop up camper as well? That’s exactly what Sarah, a homeschooling wife and mother of three, decided to do.

She wasn’t happy with how her Coleman Fairview pop up camper looked. To make matters worse, Sarah couldn’t find much information online about pop up camper remodels. With a guiding mission (and a budget of $100) she set out to brighten and liven up her family’s camper.

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The blank canvas: a dated Coleman Fairview pop up camper.

Coleman popup remodel

Here’s how the trailer looked before she set to work. The fabric had an unmistakable 1990s feel. Sarah found some discounted fabric at Walmart and Joann’s to make things fresher (more on that in a second).

Pop up camper before renovation

Pop up camper before remodel

Inside older pop up trailer

After a weekend of hard work, Sarah had completed her task: an American Vintage-themed pop up remodel with Fourth of July Colors.

Checkerboard cushions

Light paint in RV

So many RVs come with cabinets stained a light tan or dark brown color. Repainting your cabinets or walls in a lighter color, while in defiance of almost all RV manufacturer’s design departments, will give your camper a more spacious feel. Here are some more examples of RV remodels with cabinets or walls painted in a light color:

Sarah’s tip: get your paint from the mismatched area of Lowe’s or Walmart. You could pay as little as $5 a gallon.

Dining area in pop up trailer

Inside a renovated popup camper

Popup trailer from one angle

Completed popup camper reno

While Sarah couldn’t find much in the way of popup camper renovations on the Internet beforehand, the next person will surely have a much easier job of it! It’s fair to say that the after photos of Sarah’s camper look nothing like the before pictures.

Browse through lots more photos and see how she made her custom curtains and pillows for the camper at Sarah’s website…

Sweet Meas: Pop Up Camper Make Over DIY Tips

Also check out Sarah’s Etsy store with handmade vintage decorating items.

Photos courtesy of Sweet Meas




1 thought on “How To Renovate A Pop Up Trailer For Under $100”

  1. I love your camper! It is very bright and open looking. What kind of fabric did you get for the seating area?

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