Camper Flip


This is a project we’ve just started! We’re remodeling this 1984 Scotty camper–with an eye to flipping it, but in case we don’t sell it, we’re also remodeling it with an eye to using it, so we’re restoring it in a way that we would love if we were doing it just for ourselves. We’re redoing practically everything, from new tires to new benches and upholstery and ceilings and floors and walls. I’ll post our progress with photos! The Scotty is one of the classic “canned ham” vintage campers, and we’re having so much fun bringing this one back to life!

Vintage campers, they’re a thing. Did you know that? I didn’t, until I started researching and discovered that while great big luxury RVs will always be in style (for those who can afford it), genuine retro campers, with their classic charm, efficiency, and environmental economy (with ease of pulling even by a small car) are a thing. Vintage camper meets tiny house craze. We just happen to have a vintage 13 foot “tiny house” camper on our hands, so here we go!


  1. beforethedawn says:

    I think it’s great, do what you love! Maybe the travelling bug will bite you. 😉 I hear it does wonders on the soul to get out there and do something different. We enjoyed travelling across the USA moving away from the crazy west coast.

  2. brookdale says:

    Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Hope you get to actually go camping in it after it’s all fixed up. Can’t wait to see progress pics!

  3. Joell says:

    :happyflower: I think the smaller campers are the best kind,if you need a camper as big as a house, stay home. I think the fun would be living in a small space and being with the one you love.

  4. Old Geezer says:

    Next best thing to fixing up an old small camper is building your own. We took an old popup tent camper that had been invaded by carpenter ants (they ate the canvas!), stripped it, and built a non-popup wooden top for it. We called it “The Wooden Tent” — creative, eh?

    It lasted ten years before a bad external finish finally doomed it. I am now in the process of building a new top using shed siding that won’t need a finish.

    Happy flipping!

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