Camper Makeover: How To Repaint A Camper Or RV

Anyone with a run down trailer in their yard can turn it into something that looks pretty much like new, DIY style. Yes, it’s a DIY camper makeover. This one was done by a couple, allory and Savannah, who blog at Classy Clutter. Their trailer in the before time did look a bit run down, even though in important points it was still in good shape. It’s not like they were doing all this work for something that wasn’t going to be worth it.

They did a few big things with this camper trailer: like tearing out old carpet and laying a new vinyl floor, and painting the exterior.

Here’s Savannah’s take:

“My husband and I purchased this travel trailer with a plan to give it a full makeover! We planned to create a space for our family to travel and a space that my husband could take with him on his hunting trips. Our trailer is a 1992 Terry Fleetwood (24 ft.). Everything on the trailer was in working order when we got it but everything needed to be updated since everything was worn, faded and outdated.

“The outside of the trailer was in decent cosmetic shape but the paint had lost it’s luster, dingy and we wanted to give it a new, fun look with crisp new paint. I’m going to take you through the steps and supplies we used to take the outside of our travel trailer from drab to fab!”

Below is a gallery of their work, and here’s how you can think about the stages involved.

Paint Primer
White Paint
Navy Blue Paint
Clear Coat
Painters Tape
HVLP Spray Gun
Compressor
Removal Project Set
Kilz Spray Paint
Tarp

Stunning $3.4 million motor home that comes with a helicopter

Who could resist taking a look at this giant motorhome RV, or even taking it for a test drive? With a price of $3.4 million NZ dollars, a look or a test drive is as close as many of us will come. It does have a stock of luxury features though, even for a high-end RV unit.

It’s called the Elysium, and it’s a 45-foot long, 8-foot wide RVing pad-on-wheels.

It has features some people’s homes don’t have. For example, this motorhome has a rooftop hot tub and also, did we mention, a 2-seat helicopter? Now who’s luxury motor home has a helicopter? What is this? A movable landing pad?

The kitchen in this luxury RV has an induction hob, a dishwasher, and American refrigerator and a wine fridge both, and a convection microwave.

$3.4 million motor homeThere’s also a large screen TV (75 inches) that’s built to be able to handle the luxury RV lifestyle, including bad weather and strong vibrations from the road. There’s also a fireplace.

As you can see in the photos (all photos on our site expand, even the featured image up above), there is a rooftop deck on this expensive RV motorhome, with wood decking. There’s a sound system there too, marine grade.

The company that built it is called Furrion, an American global technology conglomerate that develops technological products for the luxury market. This particular costly RV isn’t for sale though. Would it sell if they produced them?

Big Rig Camper

This picture of this bright white, chrome and silver single-axle Peterbilt and horsetrailer was posted by a guy on The Truckers Report forum, and it raised a bit of controversy. The poster, a Texan who goes by the forum handle of HotRod1, posted this photo in 2012, wrote that he was buying this older truck and trailer for the price of a new or newer truck. He also wrote he wouldn’t have a 60 month loan. He was going to have a 24-36 month lease with a 10 percent or $1 buyout, and put this truck at the same payment rate as a new dually.

The thread they were discussing was about pickup trucks that were “trying to be semis.” That is, new pickups towing flatbed trailers of around 25 to 40 feet, hauling cars, motorbikes, and everything else you see semis hauling with flatbeds.

The truck pictured got immediate compliments for its looks.

But then challenges arose about how he could lease a new custom Pete and own it in 24 to 36 months for around $18,000. If that was the case, he said, he’d buy a bunch of them and resell them.

What do you think? Is it possible to get a new Pete for that price? They also had some criticisms of the numbers HotRod1 was using for his rate (1.73 per mile) and the income figure the photo poster mentioned.

If anyone knows more about this great Peterbilt tractor trailer, let us know and as always we’ll update this write up.