You are looking forward to finally having some free time. You are thinking about packing your luggage and making your dream of travelling freely come true. Imagine yourself finding out wonderful destinations, without no need of planning everything or having schedules planned in advance. Travelling by caravan is one of those great pleausures. And doing it in a caravan, which has been renovated by you, is even much better! If you are reading this post, it might be for several reasons. You have already bought a caravan. You would like to buy a second-hand caravan. You want to renovate a caravan and make it look like new.
If so, you are in the right place. In this post you will find 5 easy caravan renovation tips.
A simple guide to renovate a caravan
Buying a second-hand caravan is a very interesting option if you want to get the caravan of your dreams at an affordable price.
In addition, as you will be the one adapting the interior of the caravan according to your needs, it will not be necessary to look for a caravan that matches what you are looking for.
You already know the good points of restoring a caravan. But, do you know where to start? First of all, you have to answer some basic questions.
What are you going to use your new caravan for?
Before starting to renovate a caravan, you should be very clear about what you are going to use it for.
To solve your doubts, we will show you 3 types of caravans so that you are able to choose which one is best for you:
- Caravans for routes: this is the most difficult renovation. As you change campsites every few days, the caravan should have a high autonomy level. And not all campgrounds have the facilities you might need.
- Caravans for seasons: the renovation of this sort of caravan is particularly based on improving comfort since it is used for long trips. Its main function is to serve as a bedroom, kitchen and a living room.
- Fixed caravans: this renovation is to give the caravan a new usage but taking advantages aspects such as hability. In this kind of reforms you will be able to let your imagination fly to get that special touch.
Let’s work on renovating our caravan
Now we are clear about how we are going to use the caravan, let’s see how a renovation should be made step by step.
1. Windows, walls and the floor. What to do with all of this?
The first step to renovate a caravan is to think about those modifications that windows, walls and the floor need. This is essential for your safety.
We know that this step means the most work. But once it’s done, everything will be easier!
The material you choose for the window will depend on the weather of your area and your budget. There are aluminum and glass windows. Although methacrylate windows are cheaper. In this sense, we advise you ask people who are involved in the world of caravans. Ask them what type of material they would recommend you and which is the cheapest one. However, remember that sometimes cheap is expensive. Check it out, and get to work on your caravan renovation project.
2. Increase the feeling of space
Increase the feeling of space is a point to keep in mind so that your partner on wheels is perfect. Do you know how to achieve it? Keep on reading!
We propose you to paint your caravan mixing colours. Ideally, the caravan should be painted in light colours such as cream or beige. Those colours provide a feeling of spaciousness and light.
Have you thought about using mirrors? Place mirrors at certain points in order to get more space inside your caravan. We are sure you will love the idea!
3. We have talked about the interior of the caravan, but what about the outside?
It’s time to change the exterior of your caravan. The best option is to sand it and paint it in the colour you like best. And, don’t choose a single colour.
Why not draw the figures that most represent you. We recommend you to use first a masking tape to cover what you want to keep unpainted. And then, start painting! Let your imagination run wild and turn your caravan into a unique one.
4. Trust professionals to make the changes
Keep in mind that not everyone has the same skills. You need to know what you can and can’t do yourself, but there’s nothing to worry about!
There are many blogs and forums with tips about how to renovate that will help you solve your questions. Don´t hesitate to ask people who are experts in renovating vehicles. Ask them for their best advice so that nothing can go wrong. So, what are you waiting for?
5. Remember: every caravan renovation must respect the law
The most imporant thing to keep in mind while renovating your caravan is that every change you make while doing a caravan renovation must respect the law and the vehicle inspection rules. And don´t forget about the maintenance.
If you follow all these steps, we are sure that your work will be worth and you will get the caravan of your dreams!
Do you feel like escaping with your new caravan, don´t you? So, it´s time to renovate your caravan and start planning all your trips. We are sure they will be unforgettable.