Camping Trailer Overhaul
Ever get knee deep into a project and think what have I gotten myself into?!
Avid campers, we were looking for a new trailer - something with a bunk bed, something with a little more space and something that fit the budget.
We found just the layout we wanted while searching Kijiji late Janary - not the most ideal time/weather, but that is a part of the adventure!
The trailer came to us loaded to the brim with the previous owners camping gear - we unloaded it and gave everything a good clean! Hot tip - Ivory soap bars apparently work well as a deterrent for mice. The previous owners had laid them out along the perimeter of the trailer, parked in a field they never had an issue with mice!
Lucky for us the trailer came with the original bed - NOT! 22 years of being in the trailer, we removed it immediately - it even folded right in half to get it out the door - cannot even imagine how uncomfortable that sleep would have been.
The plan was to buy a memory foam mattress (the one that comes in the box and delivered to your door step) but after a quick trip to a local mattress store we found a smoking deal on a new mattress for the house and transferred our existing mattress out to the trailer.
The master bedroom, above the fifth wheel hitch, had green carpeting that had seen better days. Ripped it out, replaced it with vinyl plank - two boxes of flooring left us with just enough to nail to the wall for a headboard.
The dinette was another section I struggled with, we thought about removing it and adding a free-standing table and dining chairs hoping the space would feel larger. But when it came down to it, underneath the seats is a TON of STORAGE and you just can't give that up!
The Micheals in our area just started carrying fabric, which is quite convenient!
For the dining table, Lowes sells wood countertops. It's not the right size if we decide to fold the table down for an extra bed - but I doubt we'll ever use it for that anyways.
I'm not going to lie, this project took a ton of hours (days!)... but we think it was well worth it.