With the weather warming, and motorhome season just inches away, it is the perfect time to get to work on your campervan. Whether you hire out your motorhome or prefer to keep it for personal use, your motorhome deserves the very best treatment. Time to give your interior a new lease of life, or get the outside looking so dashing that people can’t help but stare. Grab your tools, pull up Pinterest, and let’s get to work!
Is upgrading my motorhome expensive?
No! This is a common misconception for DIY campervan improvements. But fixing up your motorhome can be as pricey or budget-friendly as you choose it to be. You decide what you want to change, you decide how much you want to invest, you decide how creative you plan to be. All that we do is give you the inspiration for upgrading your motorhome! And if you’d like to make money with your motorhome after renovating, that can be possible too.
Before you start pimping your campervan, it is useful to create an idea board. There are two ways of doing this. You can either create an online board off of Pinterest, using other pins and ideas already there. This allows others to access your board easily and help you, and always is an eco-friendly and budget-friendly option. You might want to check out a guide for converting your campervan, to see everything you’ll need to consider.
If you prefer to keep it old school, you can grab your scissors and glue and make your own board. This can be way more creative and fulfilling, and allow you to really focus on the ideas before you. Plus, then you can put pictures next to your campervan to imagine it better! Also check out vans you know you like, either on Instagram or in real life. If you have friends with motorhomes, ask to take a look at how they’ve rigged theirs up, you never know what will take your fancy.
It’s also wise to set a little budget before you get too carried away. How much are you planning to spend? What are your priorities when it comes to spending? With this planning comes other things that are vital to set in stone before the upgrading craze takes a hold of you. What do you want to change? Maybe it’s the entire van, and you’re open to ideas, or maybe it’s only the kitchen area, or only storage you have an issue with.
Also give yourself a timeline. When do you want to have which aspect completed. When do you want the full project finished? This can be really helpful to avoid the project dragging out or you losing focus. To cement this even further, make a plan that forces you to be ready in time. Book a campsite you’ll visit in the van. Set it on Goboony for motorhome hire and have your calendar available from then. Time is ticking!
A Paint Job
People always underestimate the effect of simply painting their campervan. They may think they’re unhappy with their van, or that it is looking older. Honestly, just paint it first using these tips.
If you want to paint your camper, it’s best not to cheap out on the paint. It is always better to buy high quality paint because of its durability. It simply works better and gives the desired result with less work and because it lasts longer you won’t have to touch it up for longer. Ask at a paint store for the best multiprimer, which attaches to almost everything, and is therefore perfect for the typical smooth materials of a campervan.
Adding New Vinyl
You can also give your camper a whole makeover with new vinyl. When you hang your camper, it is important to keep in mind that there are different types of material for resurfacing. For the pimping up of your camper there are three important things to consider: quality, aesthetic and cost. Be sure to plan enough time in for removing your old vinyl.
Vinyl or non-woven wallpaper is firmer and processed from materials that can withstand moisture better than most others. This will make it an ideal surface for you if you are based in the UK where, let’s face it, things can be a bit damp in the winter months.