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Camper Makeover: Before Pictures

Jul
30

Here it is, our big fat camper project!

This is a 1984 13-foot Scotty, a classic “canned ham”-style camper. (Because, like, it looks like the shape of a canned ham.) Rodney had told me about this camper for years, but I’d never seen it. Sleeps at least two, maybe three with the upper bunk, and even has a complete bathroom with shower and everything.

Camping = Not Suzanne.

He had the camper on his dad’s property, and eventually his dad was kinda in the mood for him to move it, so recently we took a little trip over there to see about the camper. Since no one had even been inside this camper for years, it was with some trepidation that I opened the door. It didn’t smell very good in there. Shut up for years, it was a breath of not very fresh air. However, I stepped inside, curiously looked around, and tried to open a drawer. The knob fell off in my hand. Not a good sign! However, the camper made its little trip over to our house so we could figure out what to do with it next. We wanted to sell it, so I started researching online to try to make some estimation of its value and came across this bizarre thing—-these little vintage canned ham campers are a THING. They’re just the right size to pull with even a small car, they’re economical, easy on fuel when hauling, big enough to do everything you need but still small enough to be an environmental statement. In today’s world where so many are eschewing McMansions in favor of tiny houses…. The canned ham camper is back! And they’re all retro and vintage and adorable! Well, if you remodel them…. And then they’re worth something, too.

Rodney promised he’d vacuum it out and get rid of it as soon as possible.

I said, “We should replace the upholstery. It’s horrible.”

Rodney said okay.

Me: “Obviously we need new cabinet knobs.”

Me: “Or get rid of the cabinets completely! And it needs a new refrigerator.”

Okay….

Me: “And all new flooring, ceilings, and walls. And new tires. And a new faucet at the sink. And countertop!”

It was kind of like that “If you give a mouse a cookie” book, and lately I think I’ve talked him into painting the outside, too. I’ve discovered automobile paint!

Demolition inside is happening today! I’ll be back with demo pictures, then the after pictures!

Update: See the demo pictures, and the makeover reveal here!

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