How to Make an Already Renovated RV Your Own

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Our Renovated RVs for Sale Marketplace is overflowing with beautifully renovated RVs. But if you buy an already renovated RV, how do you make it your own?

This is what Beth Cook asked herself when she bought a renovated 2006 Fleetwood Revolution she named “Fred.”

Slide to see the simple before and after.

Photo Credit: Beth Cook

In the kitchen above, you can see that she added a peel-and-stick mosaic backsplash to cover the old tile. She also added curtains, rugs, and decor.

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Why buy a renovated RV?

“We purchased Fred specifically because he had been remodeled multiple times already so we didn’t feel like we were damaging or messing up anything,” says Beth.

Buying renovated also saves you the time and elbow grease required to replace high price items like the new flooring in Beth’s RV.

How the renovated RV looked when Beth purchased it

Choosing What to Update

Beth loved the original floor plan of the RV, so she only wanted to make cosmetic updates to match her personal style.

In the bedroom, she added an accent piece with mosaic tiles—that match her kitchen backsplash—as well as a shiplap headboard.

Photo Credit: Beth Cook

Beth continued the shiplap in the large slide-out in her living area.

“Shiplap is pine planks from Lowe’s attached with a nail gun and F22 glue, painted grey then sanded and stained with walnut stain,” Beth explained.

Photo Credit: Beth Cook

Updating the RV Bathroom

One of the biggest transformations can be seen in the RV bathroom.

Note the chipping paint from the original remodel.

Beth kept this renovation simple by keeping the cabinets, countertops, and light fixtures the same. She painted the walls a comforting blue and added an accent wall with shiplap.

Photo Credit: Beth Cook

Updating RV Furniture

Updating flooring and painting walls are great ways to make an older RV feel new. But the furniture in the RV dated it. Beth knew it would be expensive, but that this would be her second improvement to the RV.

Photo Credit: Beth Cook

Beth chose stadium-style seats from Bunkhouse RV in Red Bay, Alabama with a beige interior. Replacing the old dark furniture quickly brightened this spacious Class A. This was by far the most expensive update to the RV at $2,750.00 to get the new stadium seats installed.

Photo credit: Beth Cook

The custom table is a homemade addition along with two beautiful chairs that perfectly pair with the color of the stadium seats. Beth also replaced the original light fixtures above the dining table and living area with new silver fixtures.

Recreate this look:

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For decor and function, Beth also added these cute armchair protectors.

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The Final Product

All in, Beth spent around $4,000 on renovations to her Class A motorhome. It took over two weeks of eight-hour days, but turned the RV into a comfortable home for Beth and her husband, Jay.

Summary of the Renovation

  • Created shiplap accent walls from pine planks
  • Painted walls with Valspar paint (Light Gray, Sea Green, and Terra Cotta in color)
  • Made new windshield curtains
  • Updated light fixtures
  • Replaced couch, table, and chairs
  • Decorated with runners, rugs, wall decor, and arm protectors
Photo credit: Beth Cook

Now Beth and Jay are ready for adventures!

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