Meet Mildred, who my kids lovingly refer to by her rapper name Lil' Mill.
She is a 1996 Coleman pop up trailer. She was covered in fur, smelled like a smoke house, and was probably just as ugly back in 1996, but maybe a little cleaner.
Y'all requested a breakdown of expenses so here they are.
They were asking 3000, we offered 2400 and they shook our hand. Then another car pulled up with a wad of cash in hand hoping to buy. The seller happily told him it was sold and apologized for his hr long drive for nothing.
Here is the break down.
BEFORE & AFTER
Sticky B&W tiles (Lowes) $85
Primer (Ace) $13
Paint (Ace) $17
Black hardware (Lowes) $10
Fabric (on-line) $95
Curtains (Target) $40 I bought pre made curtains, cut to size and hemmed them.
All in about $260 on top of the purchase of the camper. We also had the cushions sanitized and steamed before I reupholstered.
We asked YOU for your best camper tips, this is what you said.
from our readers:
Put an old ice cream bucket under the "out spout" behind the sink outside to catch all the water
Don't forget wet wipes, Benadryl, extra towels, ibuprofen, garbage sacks
Pop up shower/toilet tent with a luggable loo
Sketch out where you put everything so you can pack up quick for each trip
List of everything you need take so you can repack quickly
Book state sites 4 months in advance
Burn mosquito coils outside
FreeRoam app for free campsites
Bring extra tent to store luggage/change clothes. Also use to store cooler and bins
Pop up garbage can
larger tires (same size as vehicle) or your could blow a tire if you go too fast
Pack clothes in plastic tubs
Sway bar to prevent swaying in the wind
Hand held vacuum or broom
Switch out electrical sockets to include the USB ports for charging phone
Waterproof your canvas
Battery operated lantern
Use old quilts or blankets for summer camping vs big bulky sleeping bags
Pre cook, & freeze all the food you can. Will keep your cooler colder longer.
Bin to store all shoes in, so they don't clutter up the floor