Jan 19, 2018

Vintage RVs We Love

New RVs are great - they come with fabulous new technology, and I swear - some of them look like luxury mansions! But, you can’t deny that vintage RVs have a certain allure to them too - and when they’ve been remodeled to bring together their vintage style with a modern design - well, to be honest, we’re in love. We’ve found five vintage RVs (ok - ones from 2006, so maybe not super vintage) that combine the best of both worlds.

Starting with the pop of green in the awning that carries through to the counters inside - the minimalist design in this unit feels like the design meant for the all-chrome Airstream. We are also impressed that they managed to get two twin beds in here - as well as a work space. Sleek and streamlined. 

The outside of this unit definitely leaves something to the imagination - but once you open that front door, the white walls and light blue accents give this unit a wonderfully light and airy feel. We love the full sized shower and ample seating space.

The combination of black, red, and metallics in this unit make it feel like a luxury apartment. By using the same tiles in the kitchen and the bathroom - there’s a nice continuity throughout - and for those who might want to work on the road, this unit also has a great work area, complete with huge windows perfect for bringing the outside indoors.

Full of warm colors and interesting fabrics - this unit has a fun and eclectic vibe to it. We love the shape of the kitchen - and can completely imagine having friends or family pull up a stool while we cook or enjoy a late afternoon cocktail. We don’t get to see the bedroom or bathroom in this one, but we have high hopes that they are just as nice as the main space.

The back half of this RV is completely updated - with beautiful grey cabinets, light countertops, and funky accent colors - but the front half still needs a little work. But this could be the perfect first unit to try your hand at flipping - all you have to do is finish the great work that’s already been started.

If you are looking to flip a vintage RV of your own from start to finish - we think this one would be perfect! The outside looks like it’s in great condition - and you could even paint the cabinets to keep costs down! Add in some nice new fabric and you’ll be well on your way. 

Some things, actually, most things, get better with age - and we certainly think these RVs did. We didn’t get to see them in their heyday - but we love where they’ve ended up.

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Unexpectedly Cool Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

Accessories! We love them and even though one big perk of RVing is having everything you need right there in one neat package - there are always fun and unique things that can add to the experience. These particular accessories aren’t run of the mill - and might not be a must have - but they certainly piqued our interest.

#1: Waterproof Socks 

These are one item you don’t think you need - until you really need them. And depending on your plans - maybe hiking through a river or getting caught in a rainstorm - these could be a must to any outdoorsy trip. 

#2: A Cooler to Beat All Others

This thing literally has it all. It’s a cooler - but it does so much more than that - it has a cutting board, a radio, AND a blender. Pack this bad boy up and you are good for a day at the beach, by the lake, or just hanging at the campground. We know you have a fridge in your rig - but this is just too cool to pass up.

#3: A Wearable Sleeping Bag

Again - this is not something we would have thought of - but ultimately love. This would be perfect for a night sitting outside the rig, enjoying a campfire. This is basically a full body down coat - and we love that it keeps your feet free so you can get up if you need. 

#4: A Collapsible Hot Tub

Ok - we realize this is a bit extravagant - but we couldn’t leave it off the list. It’s just too amazing. This takes your RVing experience to a whole new level. Without water - the tub and heating coil are only fifty pounds, so very portable - and you could set this up literally anywhere. Warm weather or cold - this would be a great addition to any rig. 

#5: An Add-A-Room Awning

Not that you don’t have enough space already inside your rig - but this awning will give you some extra privacy, keep the bugs away, and bring the inside, out! This might even be a great place to sleep on a warm evening. 

Bonus #6: Aquaglide Inflatable Swim Platform

This is a bonus item since summer is still a few months away - but it doesn’t hurt to dream about the warmer months, right? Tie this to a tree near a lake or stake it to the beach - and you have a great place to float while dangling your feet in the water to keep cool. We just love how much space it has!

Like we said - you might not need all of these - but you have to admit they are pretty awesome. Maybe one or two would be worth a splurge?
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