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Complete Custom Vintage Camper Renovation Project - $5000 (Front Royal)

Complete Custom Vintage Camper Renovation Project - $5000 (Front Royal)

  Complete Custom Vintage Camper Renovation Project - $5000 Front Royal

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We are selling our camper/tiny home renovation project. She is a 19-foot 1973 Roadrunner. We bought "Virginia Blue" nearly two years ago while living in Boston. She came from Montana and used by a couple of rad rock climbers for a year. We camped in her when we first got her and loved it so much that we knew we wanted to "full time." So, we hired a renovator and stripped her down to her bones. We rebuilt her with thicker walls and roof using 2x4s. The roof is completely walkable with a viewing deck area about 8-feet x 8-feet. Additionally, we spray-foamed her for insulation (r-value rating of about 10 on the sides and 20 on the roof).

As far as we got in the process, it is still taking too long and we have limited time to commit to her completion. We are planning on hitting the road in April at the latest, so we made the difficult decision to let her go. We do not have the space or the time to complete her ourselves and that devastates us, so we are looking for someone as excited as we were to have a custom tiny home in the body of a retro camper. We have nearly all the parts needed for her completion. With the right help (or if you're handier than we are and have the time!), the project should take only a couple months to complete.

Listed below are all of the modifications already made and all of the parts and pieces yet to install and their value.

Overview of RoadRunner travel trailer:

1973 RoadRunner 19' vessel (22.5' to end of tongue jack)
New birch panels throughout interior space
Dual axle trailer (7,000 lb capacity)
All original windows with no broken panes
Original front window cover to protect from driving debris
Original gas stove, range, and sinks
Original cabinet doors, which have been painted white
Two sets of cabinet hardware -- original to RoadRunner trailer, as well as parts from another vintage travel trailer (always good to have options)
Bathroom has a small tub/shower combo with hookup for toilet, but toilet is not installed
Holding tank below bathroom
Title in hand

We purchased the trailer for: $3,800

Below is a list of upgrades already performed to RoadRunner travel trailer (price does not include labor, only cost of materials):

- All electrical for interior lights and outlets have been ran for 110 v outlets and 12v LED lights. Additional outlets can be ran if needed.
- Structure reinforced with 2x4 framing (what sets this apart from other vintage travel trailers)
Roof of structure is walkable and can easily withstand 500+ lbs (Our dream was to have a rooftop deck). There's an 8' x 8' platform in the front that bumps up a foot.
- New steel bumper installed, as well as 4 leveling jack plates underneath trailer ($300)
- Structure insulated with closed cell spray foam on sides and roof; r-value of 10 on sides and 20 on roof ($1,800)
- New aluminum siding--royal blue siding; textured white roofing; 6" polished trim ($3,285)
- Fewer than 5,000 miles on upgraded axle leaf springs
- Axles have been flipped for higher clearance.

Upgrade investment: $5,385

Below is a list of parts we have that are yet to be installed and their values:

- 2 new 30 lb propane tanks ($150)
- New Camco Wave 8 catalytic heater ($320)
- New Norcold 3-way AC/DC/LP 5 cu ft fridge ($1050)
- New Coleman Mach 8 Cub air conditioner ($700)
- New ceiling assembly kit for Coleman air conditioner ($82)
- New heat strip add-on to Coleman air conditioner ($72)
- New on-demand tankless hot water heater with access door ($650)
- New contoured shore power inlet ($67)
- New Camco refrigerator vent ($15)
- New solar plumbing vent ($25)
- New plumbing vent ($8)
- New airflow vent ($5)
- New range hood vent ($30)
- 4 new leveling scissor jacks ($220)
- 4 cans of Rust-Oleum supplies to paint bumper and leveling jacks ($22)
- New rigid spare tire carrier ($20)
- New lavatory vanity sink faucet ($45)
- New kitchen sink faucet (Ikea) ($40)
- New uncut slab of 1" thick butcher block for bathroom and kitchen ($150)

Parts Total Value: $5,497


We really need to sell this project fast, as we need the money for another travel trailer. We have over $14,000 into her (without labor) and understand we won't get all that back. So, we're asking $5,000 for everything.

Willing to deliver if needed for a fee.

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Last Updated on: January 20, 2018
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