It seems that more and more people are talking about camper remodels and makeovers. Not only are there the traditional campers but there are also buses and vans becoming widely discussed on various camper restoration sites around the globe. These 4 great camper remodels and makeovers are great examples of the potential that RV’s and campers have.
Some people just change the interior designs and love it, others are tearing it out and starting from scratch.
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 was beautifully redesigned. Old seats were removed and replaced with 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 provides running water with a 110v water heater.
This camper was stripped down to it’s bare walls and insulated with closed-cell spray foam, rewired, re-plumbed. All new aluminium skins on the interior and Marmoleum floors laid with waterproof adhesive was used in order to protect the sub-flooring.
The owners kept a little lovely 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 massive 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 space it is completely self contained. The owners admitted that installing a full water system was some work. The shower was built in by first building a stud frame, then fitting it with the water proof wallboard on the interior. The exterior of the shower was finished in cladding. The toilet is designed to be in the shower so it is waterproof and built into the shower space. This helps with space saving and making.
The built in extendable seating area is a great feature. You have a sitting space, sleeping space for two, and storage space all in one area. The work desk is designed to fold flat up against the wall when not in use another great space saver.
A Camper Remodel Ahead of Its Class
The next great camper restoration was done to an old school bus. We’ve featured some great bus to RV conversions before (this one is a 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 used a lot of smart features such as boat furniture and a built-in desk areas. A full plumbing system was installed along with a wood stove. The interior was lined with a soft, lightweight lumber to give it a rustic look and feel.
The RV and camper trend is awesome! Whether you want to get away from it all for a weekend or go all-out and live in camper full-time, these are some great examples of the style and luxury you could achieve.
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