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.
My posts may be a little spotty over the next couple weeks. The summer is already flying by and I’m determined to make the most of it!
We are at the cabin now, enjoying the lake, sun, fishing, and swimming.
We’ll be heading home for an “I Do BBQ” wedding shower on the second. I’m in charge of the invites, games, and decorations. I may have to share a couple of them with you later on. As long as I get a chance to take photos – we’ll be on a pretty tight schedule.
We’ll be home for the fourth and I’m anxious to get Hubby to do the flooring in the camper, so we can try it out before our weekend in Grantsburg for Watercross. I want a test-run to decide what essentials we need to equip the camper with, so we may be doing an overnight trip in my parents’ backyard.
Speaking of the camper, I think I need to name her. I know she’s a SHE, and since she’s also a Viking and a bit of a beast, I think we should go that route. Any suggestions?
The weekend following the fourth, I’m so excited to run another fun run. This time I’m running The Color run with my bestie and the kids thanks to Kohls. They gave us some adorable pink Fitbits and #YesMoment t-shirts to run in style. I’m loving my fitbit, but have yet to figure out all it does or add friends. I’m under my exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com address if that helps anyone find me. 🙂
I also have the Better Together game ending this week. This game has been amazing and I’m so happy with how the group has supported and encouraged one another! I’m thinking there will be a new one starting July 14th and I’m so excited about it! Wish me luck this week!
Summer is such a busy time! What do you have planned?
When buying an old camper, the smell can be a problem. This is the most important step in our Pop Up Camper Remodel: Getting the Smell Out!
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!
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!Continue reading →