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One thing I’ve noticed in the past when I’ve shared pictures of beautifully remodeled RV’s is that sometimes people assume actually using a renovated RV would be impractical. For that reason, I want anyone who is thinking about attempting something like this to know that….
The RV’s in this article include:
- Brand new RV’s
- Vintage trailers
- Giant fifth wheel RV’s
- Tiny campers
And, the people who own the RV’s pictured in this article include:
- People who regularly travel with or in their camper
- People who live in their camper as their primary home
- Families with small children
- People with pets
- People who remodeled their camper on a budget
- People who had no remodeling experience prior to renovating their RV
What I’m telling you is, if you want your RV to look Instagram-worthy like the ones pictured in this article, you can! All it takes is a dream and willingness to put in the effort!
And now let’s get to the pretty pictures…
Restored Vintage Shasta Camper
Many people dream about buying a little camper to live in and travel around doing yoga in beautiful state parks, but Summer and Ryan decided buy a 1969 Shasta camper, leave behind their life in St. Louis, Missouri, and make that dream a reality. Follow their adventurous lifestyle and see more pictures of their adorable little home-on-wheels on Instagram at @summerginther.
Renovated Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel
The owners of this RV, full-time RVers Kevin and Mandy, have actually sold it and renovated a beautiful toy hauler which I had the opportunity to tour earlier this year (and which you can, and should, see on their Instagram page!), but I still love the colorful Boho details of their first camper (that cactus wall!!) and had to include it in this list!
Vintage 80’s Motorhome Makeover
Jessi is an artist who turned a small, older motorhome into a retreat that expresses her personality and facilitates her travels. Follow her on Instagram at @mashuplove.
1970 Silver Streak Travel Trailer
This vintage trailer with Southwest vibes was renovated by Katie and Jed, a husband and wife team who together own Stagecoach Detail & Design, a camper renovation company specializing in creating and staging short-term rentals. You can actually stay in this camper, named the Joshua Tree suite, if you’re ever visiting California!
1996 Damon Motorhome Makeover
This is of my personal favorite motorhome renovations because of the unique touches like the hand painted compass and the glass tubes of spices in wooden holders on the wall. Looking at the before photos of this 1996 Damon Ultrasport makes the vision this couple had for its potential even more amazing when you see the after photos on Instagram.
Renovated Vintage Millard Caravan (Australian)
Tony and Jennifer’s vintage Millard caravan “Millie” allows them to go on adventures and make memories with their two girls. See more of Jen’s beautiful decor and clever use of space in this tiny Australian Mallard glamper on her Instagram profile, @fortheloveofmillie.
Remodeled Quantum Fifth Wheel
A black accent wall creates a dramatic backdrop to show off pattern and texture in this rustic camper, which is home to interior designer and custom sign maker Mariah and her family. You can see photos of their entire RV renovation process on her Instagram page, @TheSloppyJos. (They even painted their RV exterior, and it looks awesome!)
2007 Sunset Creek Travel Trailer
One of the first steps for many RVers when renovating is to remove the built-in dining booth, which opens up much more potential for the space. Fresh paint, new furniture, and touches like a colorful rug made this an inviting space for Amy and her two kids to call home during a season of their lives. See photos of this RV’s renovation process on Instagram at @lovethetinylife.
2006 Vauxhall Movano Camper Van (European)
This dreamy boho-chic camper van carries fashion blogger Natalia Homolova and her husband Roland on adventures throughout Europe. Follow their travels on Instagram at @WhereWeTravelTo.
2007 Dutchman Fifth Wheel
Working as a travel nurse gives Emily the opportunity to travel not only in the U.S. but around the world. Living in her renovated RV makes it easy for her to relocate, and also gives her an outlet for her creativity with interior design! You can see more pictures of Emily’s RV on Instagram, and if you’re interested in becoming a travel nurse, check out this article about how Emily got started in her career.
2013 Open Range Fifth Wheel
Rough beams and shiplap in contrast with rich colors and ornate details make this renovated newer fifth wheel a luxurious but comforting retreat from a day full of adventure for the full-traveling, homeschooling family of four that calls it home. Get to know this family and follow their travel lifestyle on Instagram at @r.maria.fuller.
Remodeled Big Horn Fifth Wheel
Shelby and her husband Rooster bought renovated this fifth wheel as a home that would allow them to stay together when Rooster’s military career forced him to move. Since they’re currently parked in California, Shelby decided to go with a decor style she describes as “Bohemian surf shack”. You can see more pictures of this beautiful RV on Instagram @shelbyadrift.
Renovated Class A Motorhome
Living in a motorhome with her family gave Erin the freedom she needed to start pursuing a career in music. Even though Erin and her husband now have a tiny A-frame cabin as their home base, they still enjoy taking trips in their RV. You can see Erin’s renovation process at @erinflaniganmusic. (Psst – those gorgeous copper drawer pulls? Spray painted! 🙂 )
Keystone Fifth Wheel Makeover
Even though they no longer live in it, this fifth wheel will always hold a special place in the hearts of its former owners, Josh and Emily, who lovingly renovated it into a sweet little home. See more photos from this couple’s time living in an RV on Instagram at @emily_economides.
1982 Windsor Statesman (Australian)
The space in this Australian caravan is utilized so well, you’d never believe this camper (affectionally named “Ollie”) is just 18 feet long! The couple who gave it a makeover made sure the mechanics were in good shape so they wouldn’t have to do much more than paint. See more pictures of the interior here, and follow this family on Instagram here.
Motorhome Fixer Upper
This camper is home to Tiffany and Caleb Remington, an adorable couple (see their Insta and you’ll see what I mean!) who live and work in the San Diego area. You can read more about how this couple came to live in an RV and and the ups and downs of their demolition and renovation in this article, and see some additional photos here.
Forest River Wildwood Travel Trailer
Zac and Melodie chose to downsize to an RV with their two boys in order to live debt-free, but their fully gutted and remodeled travel trailer proves just how beautiful a tiny home can be when you eliminate the clutter and keep only that which you need and love! Follow this family’s travels and see more photos of their RV at @oursimpleadventure.
2002 Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel
I had an extremely difficult time figuring out which angle to choose to show off LeeAnn’s bright and airy, plant-and-pillow-filled cottage on wheels, so you’ll just have to go see the rest of the photos for yourself (worth a click for the hexagon woodwork detailing alone!). You can read about how she and her boyfriend Jordan renovated this currently-stationary fifth wheel in this blog post from Mountain Modern Life.
1989 Holiday Rambler Motorhome
This motorhome is over 30 years old, but you’d never know it from the interior alone! Leah and Brennan renovated it to live in full time, and they also have a tiny pull-behind camper that they use for shorter adventures. See more pictures on Instagram at @the_ramblr_rv.
2016 Keystone Fuzion Toy Hauler Remodel
Autumn and Rusty Bailey renovated a brand new Keystone toy hauler to turn it into a home for them and their young children (two of which were born while the family was living in the RV) so they could all stay together when Rusty needed to relocate for work. You can see more photos of their inventive use of space and beautiful decor on their Instagram page, and you can read about the family on Autumn’s website.
Would you like to buy or sell a renovated RV?
Love the idea of living in a beautiful renovated RV but don’t want to do the work yourself?
Are you planning to sell an RV you’ve remodeled?
Then stay tuned, because later this year I’m planning to launch something that will make it easier to sell and shop for remodeled RV’s!
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