It seems that camper remodels and makeovers are getting more popular by the day. The following camper remodels and makeovers below show the remarkable potential these magnificent little houses on wheels have.
1968 Airstream Safari
The first camper restoration we’ll be swooning over is the 20 foot 1968 Airstream Safari. This vintage camper went from retro to a fully functioning mobile office with tons of style. The interior has been beautifully redesigned. Old seats were removed and replaced with two beautiful stitched leather lounge seats. A walnut table top surrounds the seating.
Other upgrades include:
- A new wet bar, complete with sink and mini-fridge, was installed.
- The drawers are made using a dovetailed Baltic birch to provide plenty of storage space.
- A 32″ LCD TV connected to a hi-fi Bluetooth sound system for entertaining guests.
- PEX plumbing and water pump provide running water with an 110v water heater.
This camper was stripped down to its bare walls and insulated with closed-cell spray foam, rewired, re-plumbed. All new aluminum skins on the interior and Marmoleum floors laid with waterproof adhesive was used to protect the sub-flooring.
The owners kept a lovely little vintage, though. The bathroom has its original flower power paneling and is beyond groovy!
1976 Airstream Sovereign
This next great camper remodel is a bit newer. The 1976 Airstream Sovereign underwent extensive interior restorations by a professional. This camper looked like it was driven straight out of the 70’s to the present. You can learn more about the camper here.
From Conversion Van to Camper Van
The next great camper remodel is an 18-foot conversion van. It is a fully-functioning home on wheels. Features include:
- Running water
- Toilet and shower
- Extendable bed
- Large hammock
- Work desk space
While it is a smaller area it is completely self-contained.
The owners admit that installing a full water system was a lot of work but ultimately worth the effort. The shower was framed and then fitted with the waterproof wallboard on the interior.
The toilet is designed to be waterproof and was built into the shower.
The built-in seating is extendable. You have a sitting space, sleeping space for two, and storage space all in one.
The work desk is designed to fold flat up against the wall when not in use.
A Camper Remodel Ahead of Its Class
A bus is our next great camper restoration example. We’ve featured some great ‘bus to RV conversions’ before and this one is a reader (and writer) favorite.
If you have the know-how and the time, buses are an affordable way to create a mobile home.
This bus to camper remodel uses a lot of smart features such as boat furniture and a built-in desk area.
A full plumbing system and a wood stove were installed.
The interior was lined with a soft, lightweight lumber to give it a rustic look and feel.
The RV and camper trend is spilling a long-kept secret that we’ve known for a long time – campers are awesome!
Whether you want to get away from it all for a weekend or go all-out and live in a camper full-time, these great examples prove it’s possible.
Where there’s a (steering) wheel, there’s a way!
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