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Check Out This Incredible Camper Trailer Makeover

Reader's Digest Canada Logo By Jay Cork, familyhandyman.com of Reader's Digest Canada | Slide 1 of 13: Have you ever gazed upon an old, neglected thing and envisioned what it could be? That’s how we felt when we first saw our camper. We swept aside the dents and the rust, the flat tires and the dull, oxidized aluminum. Instead we envisioned a mint-condition camper trailer rolling down the road, a sparkling travelling showpiece that would really turn heads. What’s more, we imagined the freedom of a home on wheels. Go anywhere, anytime. Independent travel. That freedom, however, can come with a serious price tag. A new camper of this size costs at least $20,000, and often twice that. We got this relic for less than $7,000 and spent about the same on a camper trailer makeover. Not bad. But the real success goes way beyond economics. We got the best of old and new. A completely rehabbed camper, with a vintage style all its own. And with it, a little piece of history that grabs attention on the road and at campsites.

Have you ever gazed upon an old, neglected thing and envisioned what it could be? That’s how we felt when we first saw our camper. We swept aside the dents and the rust, the flat tires and the dull, oxidized aluminum.

Instead we envisioned a mint-condition camper trailer rolling down the road, a sparkling travelling showpiece that would really turn heads. What’s more, we imagined the freedom of a home on wheels. Go anywhere, anytime. Independent travel.

That freedom, however, can come with a serious price tag. A new camper of this size costs at least $20,000, and often twice that. We got this relic for less than $7,000 and spent about the same on a camper trailer makeover. Not bad.

But the real success goes way beyond economics. We got the best of old and new. A completely rehabbed camper, with a vintage style all its own. And with it, a little piece of history that grabs attention on the road and at campsites.

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