Spring is here! For me, that already means I’m obsessing over continuing the work of our 1999 Viking Popup Camper. Last summer, we got a great start and took her to for her maiden voyage, but there were some things I never got to share before she went into storage.
I’m so excited to share our new upgrades, organization solutions, and how we’ve taken our smelly and sad looking 1999 popup to a super cute camper that our family can enjoy even more this summer!
In my excitement, I thought I’d look back on what we did last year and share what we have planned for this year.
So, if your like us and you’re wondering how important it actually is to take the time for some serious prep – sanding and priming or a special kit – or if you can just wing it with a paint with primer and a decent cleaning… I’m here to tell you, it depends on your plans for your camper.
For us, we know we want to take it out this summer, we know it will take a lot of abuse, and we know it won’t be long before the kids are too busy for camping trips.
We decided to go the “good enough” route because we bought this camper to be used and enjoyed. We will find out if we only find a chance to use it a couple times a year, or if we eventually want to go bigger because we use it so often. This camper is our trial run.
I was so excited to go for our first look at our potential camper. I’d been researching and checking Craigslist for so long, I finally decided I had to have one and this thrifty lady was armed with a hefty sum in her purse and hope that it didn’t turn out to be a complete disaster.
Our first look at the 1999 Viking Popup showed a trailer that had all the upgrades we wanted – toilet, shower, air conditioning, screen porch – but it was definitely showing it’s age. We’re a pretty handy family and there is a lot we can do, so it didn’t deter us completely. In fact, we were kind of looking forward to the challenge and making it our own.
The one thing that was almost a deal breaker… the smell!