Best RV Remodel Projects

If you have remodeled your own RV or plan to remodel your RV, chances are that you have already looked at some inspiration online. Social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest are just filled with so many excellent RV renovation examples. These RVs have been redesigned in a variety of styles, including modern, contemporary, traditional, bohemian, and vintage. And while there are thousands of RV remodel projects in existence, here, we have decided to highlight a select few here, in hopes of offering inspiration for others’ future projects.

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1. Two modern bohemian fifth wheels

Mandy and Kevin Holesh of @188sqft have remodeled not one, but two entire fifth wheels during their time on the road. Their first was a 2004 Keystone, where they lived for two years with their four pets. They completed so many projects on their Keystone. These include painting, installing new floors, swapping out old light fixtures for more modern ones, and decorating. They also added a backsplash in the kitchen and recovered their countertops with a cement finish, which is quite a neat look. During a later renovation phase, they created a built-in dog kennel with a seating area on top, adding both beauty and function to their living room. Their most unique upgrade was a plant shelf. This was designed to keep all of Mandy’s plants in places as they rolled down the road. In 2018, they sold their older fifth wheel and upgraded to a newer one.

Mandy and Kevin Holesh have one of the best fifth wheel renovations in existence.

Mandy and Kevin Holesh have one of the best fifth wheel renovations in existence.

Mandy and Kevin Holesh have one of the best fifth wheel renovations in existence.

Mandy and Kevin purchased their new toy hauler with the intention of renovating it to suit all their needs on the road. Mandy in particular needed a dedicated workspace for her silversmithing, and they wanted to include many elements of a traditional home in their home on wheels. In addition to painting, installing new floors, installing a backsplash, and new cabinetry throughout, they also completed a variety of unique projects. These include installing new basket lighting, creating a built in couch-dinette combo with an adjustable table, and even adding open shelving in the kitchen. In addition, they tiled their entire shower and created a beautiful workspace for Mandy, among many other details. The result is an absolutely stunning, modern bohemian home on wheels. See photos for more remodel inspiration.

Mandy and Kevin Holesh have one of the best toy hauler remodels in existence.

Mandy and Kevin Holesh have one of the best toy hauler remodels in existence.

Mandy and Kevin Holesh have one of the best toy hauler remodels in existence.

Mandy and Kevin Holesh have one of the best toy hauler remodels in existence.

3. A modern fifth wheel, an R-pod, and a class C motorhome

Renee and Dylan of @pleadingthefifth_wheel have renovated three different RV spaces over the past three years. The first is a fifth wheel, which serves as the full time home for both them, their son Griffin, and their cat and dog (Stranger and Zuko). What was once a dark outdated space was transformed into a light and airy haven of modern design. They fully painted the interior, upgraded their flooring, and added gorgeous new lighting. They also upgraded all their furniture to include a beautiful living room area with tons of seating and a full dining area. Plants and tasteful decor complete the space and tie everything together.

Renee's fifth wheel remodel is truly spectacular.

Renee's fifth wheel remodel is truly spectacular.

Renee's fifth wheel remodel is truly spectacular.

Renee's fifth wheel remodel is truly spectacular.

After experiencing the joys of tiny living, Renee renovated two other RVs for short term travel. The first is a gorgeous R-pod, which got the same treatment as the fifth wheel. This includes paint, flooring, decorations, and of course, beautiful areas for sleeping and dining. Recently, they upgraded the R-pod to a Class C motorhome (Myrtle), which has already accompanied them on a few adventures. Myrtle now has a fresh coat of paint, beautiful new decor, a colorful new backsplash, new bedding, and so much more. See photos below for more remodel  ideas.

Renee's r-pod renovation is beautiful and modern.
Renee’s stunning R-pod renovation

Renee's r-pod renovation is beautiful and modern.

Renee's r-pod renovation is beautiful and modern.

Renee's motorhome remodel is beautiful and modern.
Myrtle the Motorhome

Renee's motorhome remodel is beautiful and modern.

Renee's motorhome remodel is beautiful and modern.

Renee's motorhome remodel is beautiful and modern.

Renee's motorhome remodel is beautiful and modern.

3. A vintage motorhome, an R-pod, and a travel trailer

Mallory and Justin McCrea of @wheres.mal.now have renovated three RVs in the past couple of years. Their first was Big Wanda, which served as their main home for them and their four cats for two years. Wanda is an 80s motorhome who received a full facelift. New cabinetry, new flooring, new lighting, paint, new furniture and decorations all contributed to Wanda’s beauty. They essentially gutted Wanda and started fresh, which allowed them to fully customize her according to their living needs. The results are quite remarkable.

Mallory and Justin's motorhome remodel is stunning.

Mallory and Justin's motorhome remodel is stunning.

Mallory and Justin's motorhome remodel is stunning.

After remodeling Wanda, Mallory and Justin decided to try their hand at two different trailers for shorter trips. The first was an R-pod, who received an interior upgrade, involving paint, floors, decorations, bedding, and a kitchen backsplash. After spending a winter traveling in the R-pod, Mallory and Justin decided to purchase a slightly larger trailer to better accommodate their needs on the road. This one also received fresh paint, new floors, modern decorations, and the beautiful rustic touches that they added to all of their renovation projects. See photos below for all three trailer renovations.

The McCrea's R-pod renovation is so light and bright.
Mallory and Justin’s R-Pod renovation

The McCrea's R-pod renovation is so light and bright.

The McCrea's trailer renovation is warm and rustic.
Mallory and Justin’s travel trailer renovation

The McCrea's trailer renovation is warm and rustic.

4. A vintage trailer restoration

Abigail Schilling is the proud owner of Pheribee, a restored 1966 Kit Companion trailer. When Abigail purchased Pheribee, the vintage trailer had already been restored. However, she also completed a variety of projects on the trailer, such as painting all the cabinetry white, creating a desk/workspace area, installing a fridge, and creating a hidden litter box area for her cats. She has since added many more features that make life on the road and in a vintage trailer much easier. Check out her photos below for more remodel details and inspiration.

This vintage trailer restoration is one of the best we've seen.

This vintage trailer restoration is one of the best we've seen.

This vintage trailer restoration is one of the best we've seen.

This vintage trailer restoration is one of the best we've seen.

This vintage trailer restoration is one of the best we've seen.
Credit: Adam Kazmierski for all Pheribee photos

Fully remodeling an RV is a huge project, but, as you can see from the photos here, it can have truly stunning results. If you are thinking about giving your trailer or motorhome a facelift, consider any of these designs as inspiration, or search the social channels for even more documented projects. There are hundreds of incredible renovations in existence, and no two are alike. With this inspiration and your own ideas and style, you can surely create a space you will love and enjoy for years to come.

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Have you renovated an RV? What projects and upgrades did you complete? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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  1. Marla Martenka
    1st July, 2020

    We have a 5th wheel that we have been remolding. We need advise as far as the roof is concerned. Not sure how to tackle it. Also ideas for the inside ceiling to make it feel more homie and less trailer.

  2. Rosa
    6th April, 2020

    I’m in a budget I would like to remodel my 1989 pacearrow rv

    1. Sam Leash
      19th May, 2020

      Hi Rosa! There are lots of things you can do to your RV on a budget. Check out the “renovations” tab on our blog. 🙂