How we remodeled our vintage tent trailer for less than $200
A couple years ago, my wife and I found an old, cheap 1983 Komfort travel trailer, fixed her up for next to nothing and sold her (you can see that post here: http://iamqdot.blogspot.com/2016/04/how-i-painted-my-vintage-travel-trailer.html?m=1)
Since then, we’ve bought and sold a few more trailers but this summer we took on a really cool project I want to share. Another cheap find was this beautiful, solid and sturdy 1969 Apache pop up tent trailer that we’ve used as not only a camper but a pop-up shop (pun intended) for our A/D/O store.
Everything on her was original except the canvas which had been replaced by the original owners before selling it but boy did it smell like 1969. Just old and musty with the original cushions, paint and linoleum floor. The good thing is, since these trailers are small, you don’t need much of anything to update them and because it’s an older model it’s made from strong metal materials - not the cheap stuff they make them with now. She’s solid as a rock no soft spots or broken parts.
Here’s what she looked like before
And here she is after.
Grey gingham checkered cushion covers (Jo Ann Fabrics) and white painted cabinets
Peel & Stick flooring (Home Depot)
New Mattress tpper and sheets (Wal-Mart)
And if you’re curious to know the exact paints used in this here we go.
We still used the original cushions too, we just cleaned the crap out of em and here’s what we used - another fairly cheap pickup at Home Depot my wife found recommended on another post about trailer remodels.
So there you have it! All in all it was about $75 in paint, flooring and cleaning supplies and another $100 in toppers and fabric for the cushions.
check out our merch store at weareado.com/shop each purchase will help us get kids off their devices and back into nature at a summer outdoor school program. Our goal is to get 10 kids and their families to summer camp in 2019!
The kiddos love it!