Monday, October 6, 2014

Our New RV!

We sold our cute little vintage 1968 trailer "Big Red"  last year, and since then we've been on the hunt for a new trailer. But our van can only haul so much, and we really didn't want to buy an SUV... so we decided to look at motorhomes. After a month of searching, we found this little beauty.

Luckily my parents were here for a visit, so they helped us look. They are the motorhome experts, so it was nice to have their advice too. We loved the floor plan of this one- how open it is- and also the bunk beds in the back. Perfect for the kids!

I decided to paint all the oak cabinetry. It took a week to tape, remove doors and hardware, and another week to paint. One coat of primer, and 3 coats of paint. *whew*  It was a big project.

I don't know why, but for some reason RVs always have the *ugliest* fabrics ever. So of course, I had to change those. I made some new valances, recovered the dinette cushions, and made new curtains. 

But once we got it all painted, the doors put back on, and new silver hardware- the transformation was pretty incredible. We love it! It's so much more modern, clean and bright.


 I recovered the ugly wallpaper border with some vinyl "stripe" and some of the vinyl wallpaper I had left over from doing the fridge.

We recently took it out for our first camping trip. It was so fun!  It's quite an upgrade from our old trailer- we actually have running water, electricity, a full size sink, heat and AC, a toilet, and a shower!  We felt like were living the high life!

 We went to a campground about 40 minutes from our house- Mountaindale. It was beautiful up there.

Poor Leo fell down on the gravel and skinned his knees about 4 times that weekend. (We tried to get him to wear some pants, but he wouldn't have it.)  And THEN he smashed his fingers in the door. We put lots of oils on him, of course. Lavender for the skinned knees (to kill germs, relieve pain) and DeepBlue for the smashed fingers (FAST pain relief, reduces swelling).  Poor little guy.

The kids had fun playing on the playground.

Who doesn't love a campfire! Especially while snuggling with these two little cuties.

We watched General Conference on the computer, while Leo played with Legos on our bed.  A fun time was had by all.

This was the best place for Lena to hang out. We just fastened the seat belt around her waist, and it made a great little "high chair" for her.

 Leo smothering her with kisses.

So, we're RV people now. We're so excited!  We look forward to dozens of camping trips, and all the memories our kids will have of this RV.  


kate matikonis said...

You have now graduated to glamping! Love it!

not-so-crafty said...

Seriously love this entire post!

Liza Pilon said...

Wow, you really did a great job on repainting and redecorating the interior of your RV. It does look more modern and neat this time. To sum it all up, it seems like every one had a great time. Have a good one!

Liza Pilon @ Prairie City RV Center