Pop Up Camper Remodel: The New Roof – Week 2

If this is the first time you’re visiting, I’m making over our new to us pop-up camper on a 6 week time frame as part of the One Room Challenge.

What started as a fun, camper makeover project, quickly turned into a time-sucking camper rebuild project.  If you’re more interested in the redecorating that the rebuilding, you should head over to see how the inside of it looked when I bought it, and my plans for our little home away from home in my week 1 post.

You see, when I bought this 1990s pop-up camper over the summer.  I knew there was some water damage at one point in time in the roof, and I knew there would be some repairs needed.  What I didn’t know was that the entire roof and side roof panels were completely water-logged, and the entire roof needed to be rebuilt.

Sometimes when you get a great deal on a camper, you need to put in a little extra work, like rebuilding the roof.

Yep, here’s what I found when I started peeling back the aluminum panels.  And this was the “good” side.

Thankfully, it was dad to the rescue again, who took a look and commented something like, “Oh yeah, when I bought our old pop-up camper I had to rebuild the roof.”  Perfect, that’s one more pop-up camper roof rebuild under his belt than I had under mine.

We actually worked on rebuilding the roof in September, because I knew there would be no way I could finish the rebuild and all the cosmetic work in six weeks.

I’ll be detailing the entire roof rebuild soon, but basically we used the side panels as templates, and cut new pieces of wood and aluminum for the frame.

Sometimes when you get a great deal on a camper, you need to put in a little extra work, like rebuilding the roof.

Once all was built, we installed the roof sides back on the camper, and attached the roof back onto the sides.

Sometimes when you get a great deal on a camper, you need to put in a little extra work, like rebuilding the roof.

I sealed it up to hopefully prevent any more water from leaking in, and now the fun of redecorating can begin!

I like lists, but I especially love crossing things off my lists.  In fact, sometimes I add something to a list that I’ve already finished, just so I can cross it off.  Which is precisely why I’m sharing this list with you today:  so I can cross the worst project off the list.

  • Rebuild roof, put it back together, and seal everything up
  • Prime and paint cabinets
  • Install peel and stick vinyl floors
  • Build new counters and tables
  • Sew slip covers for the cushions
  • Build and install a DIY backsplash
  • Install ceiling panels
  • Install new lights
  • Make throw pillows
  • Paint exterior?
  • Decorate with finishing touches

Be sure to head on over to see how all the other rooms are coming along at Calling it Home.

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