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How to Remodel an Older Camper in 8 Easy Steps

It’s almost camping season and what if you have an older camper that could use an updated look? Why not remodel your camper yourself? Below are 7 easy steps you can do to ensure a new look and feel. You don’t need any special skills or tools to complete this DIY project. However, I recommend allowing yourself ample time to complete the renovation. If you are reading this post during the winter months altering an older camper during the course of the camping offseason ensures the time to complete the remodel, so you can get out & enjoy the outside when it is done.

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Step 1:

Paint the outside of the camper with exterior metal paint, a paintbrush & paint roller. Selecting an exterior metal paint prevents the paint from peeling.

Step 2:

Paint the walls in the camper with interior paint, a paintbrush as well as a paint roller. Painting the walls of an elderly camper remodels the appearance of them, & might save you from installing new walls altogether. When selecting a paint color for the camper walls, take into account that a light shade creates an illusion of open, airy space.

Step 3:

Remove the cabinet doorknobs with a screwdriver. Paint the cabinet doors in the camper with interior paint. Permit the paint to dry on the cabinets before moving onto the next step.

Step 4:

Install new cabinet doorknobs on the cabinet doors. Place the knob on the outside of the door & attach it with the screw provided as well as a screwdriver.

Step 5:

Install indoor/outdoor carpet on the floor in the older camper according to the manufacturer’s directions. Indoor/outdoor carpet immediately remodels the flooring of the camper & provides a cushion on bare feet while camping.

Step 6:

Remove the window treatments in the camper & hang curtains. Select curtains with colors that complement the walls & cabinets.

Step 7:

Remove the light fixture in the camper & replace it with a used one. Usually, to remove a light fixture, unscrew the light fixture & unravel the color-coded wires. Install the new light fixture in the camper according to the manufacturer’s directions. Installing a globe light fixture or track lighting will spruce up the camper’s look and feel immediately.


I hope you found my list of steps that anyone can use to remodel old campers helpful. Have fun with your camper remodel!


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