A couple weeks back, what I thought was a "looking for fun" search on Craigslist, turned into a "let's just go take a look" mission to check out a vintage camper trailer. That turned into a "here's some money and we're driving away" afternoon. So exciting! My two men were beyond thrilled, and Bennett is still obsessed with it. So we piled into our family Jeep, (which was just begging to tow something) and drove a few miles East to check this thing out.
We've been wanting to get something like this to take on family surf trips and were waiting for the right one to pop up. It was amazing how clean she was. Seems barely used considering the age. The kind lady who was selling it even reduced the price by several hundred dollars. She was moving across country and needed to move it fast. Sort of our lucky day to get such a steal. How could we say no?
Everything on it works. The lights, the water, the shower, stove, even the original 8 track player! It's going to be a perfect addition for our little family of four. We live RIGHT near the San Elijo campground and are also really close to Trestles. After some test runs we'll probably be popping up at surf spots all along the California coast. Jalama anyone?
Might also serve as a guest house for any overflow sleepovers. Mother-in-law Suite Mom?
Although it's in totally great condition, we plan on giving her a little facelift. We've already freshened up the exterior to a bright white, with chrome accents. She might get a red stripe as well. Next up, the inside. Everything is original, and barely used.. but it is a little dark. I've seen some amazing camper renovations on Pinterest and am gathering plenty of great inspiration. First up, new fabric for all the cushions and curtains. I want to leave many of the features like the clock and radio original, because I think they're just cool.. but I think painting some of that wood in there would brighten things up. Husband wants to leave the wood as is. His argument is that the wood is in too good of condition and there's no sense covering it. I'd like to leave some wood accents like the table and paint the rest. We shall see how it shakes out in what I'm sure will be "The Great Camper Showdown. "
I can't wait to work on this project and share the final result when we get it all done. So excited to get this thing out on the road.