Pop Up Camper Remodel: An introduction to my new baby!

After obsessively checking craigslist for months, I made the biggest impractical purchase of my life…

I bought a camper!!!

We got a great deal on a 1999 Viking Pop Up with air, shower, and toilet that is actually in pretty good shape, but we can’t wait to remodel and make it our own! I love looking at adorable little campers that have been fixed up and I would love to get a cute little vintage one someday. For now, we got one that will fit in the garage. I love a pop up anyway, we had one as a kid and I can’t wait to make memories with my little ones. I’m so excited to introduce you to our new baby! 1999 Viking Pop Up Camper Remodel I love her! She needs some work, but I’m so excited about it!

My Favorite PartsPop Up Camper Remodel - front storage

    • It is a nice big camper and feels pretty spacious
    • It has a toilet and a shower
    • We have air conditioning! A really big plus at the price we paid
    • There is no water damage – a major thing to consider when buying a used camper
    • The table tops and counters aren’t the best color, but they are in really good shape
    • It has a screen porch that attaches to the awning!
    • It has a front storage compartment
    • All of the screen is in fantastic shape
    • There are no tears in the canvas

Pop Up Camper Remodel

Not-So-Favorite Parts

  • It’s a 1999, so we’re talking 16 years of dirty camping and two different owners
  • It has a smell… It’s not impossible, but we will have to take some time to get that old basement smell out of her
  • The upholstery needs a really good cleaning
  • It was DIRTY!
  • Some of the decals on the outside are peeling off
  • The lid to the storage compartment is in really rough shape
  • There was an old, dirty carpet down so we were sure the original vynal was in rough shape
  • Did I mention that smell!?!

Pop Up Camper Remodel - inside 'before'Pop Up Camper Remodel - dirty floor

The Scary Parts

  • The smell may fit under this one… 🙂
  • There are a few spots where the vinyl is torn at the seam, which looks hard to fix and will be a problem if we need to use the heat or air
  • There is a spot (maybe two) where the canvas stitching has come apart

Pop up camper remodel - torn vinylPop up camper remodel - canvas stitching

I’m so excited!!!

We’ve already done some cleaning and it is really starting to feel like our own. I can’t wait to tell you more next time. Until then…

What should I name her???

8 thoughts on “Pop Up Camper Remodel: An introduction to my new baby!

  1. JenB

    Ah, the pop-up camper. We had one of those and enjoyed it for many years. Then … didn’t use it for a few years and finally sold it last Fall. Good memories though.
    JenB recently posted…May 2015My Profile

    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      They are so much fun! I’m rally excited for our first trips in it!

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