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This vintage Vagabond trailer was given new life by @darlintrailers

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about this RV renovation

Type of RV: 1943 Vagabond 23

Renovated by: @darlintrailers / Budget: $18,000 in materials / Timeline: 4 months

Ron and Shayna are the husband and wife duo behind Darlin’ Trailers, an RV renovation company based out of Georgia. They’re known for working magic on dated campers, and today’s feature is no different.

This vintage Vagabond trailer was in rough shape, but these two brought it back to life (and then some!). Not only was the interior thoughtfully designed and styled, but the exterior was too!

What inspired you to renovate RV’s?

As full time RV-er’s, we quickly learned that our idea of function, comfort and style couldn’t be found on the lot of an RV dealer. So we endeavored to create something that uniquely fit our needs. What we discovered was that we fell in love with the whole process of RV renovation.

What made you choose this specific RV to renovate?

We saw this vintage trailer as an opportunity to do something really fun and creative.

How would you describe your decorating style?

Our style is fresh, earthy and welcoming.

What’s your favorite aspect of interior design?

My favorite aspect of interior design is creating beautiful spaces that function well for whom the space was designed.

What project made the most difference?

We feel like the wood trimmed, canopy style windows really makes this unit special.

What was most challenging about this vintage vagabond trailer renovation?

The previous owner had begun some renovation. As we went further through our renovation, we chose to redo much of what had already been done.

What are your favorite places to source products and decor?

We source many of our decor items from major retailers like Amazon, IKEA, Walmart, At Home, etc. (All of the design elements used in this vintage trailer reno are included in this style guide)

Do you take on custom renovations?

We do! We have done travel trailers to big 5th wheels to vintage Airstreams to Class A rigs.

What piece of advice would you give someone about to begin an RV renovation?

We advise people to be prepared to find water damage. It’s never an “if” it will happen, but rather “when”. Be prepared to find it and repair it helps to not feel disappointed or overwhelmed.

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