If you aren’t sure if you are ready to invest in another pre-owned RV, or if you need to make minor upgrades to the one you have, it’s worth the time and elbow grease to try your hand at some do-it-yourself RV upgrades. Even if you ultimately decide down the road to upgrade to another vehicle, the enhancements you make now can ultimately improve your trade-in value. Most of these are low-investment with a significant improvement on your return. Try these DIY upgrades to make your space more enjoyable and functional this travel season:
Freshen up your kitchen and bathroom space with easy-to-install peel-and-stick tiles. In most cases, measure the area, remove any outlet covers, clean the walls, and then you’re ready to stick the fitted tile in place. There are numerous how-to videos available with an easy Google search, including this one from DIY.
Paint and Wallpaper
Especially if your RV has been around a while, there may be some questionable color choices on the walls. Freshen up your space with a beautiful coat of paint or eye-catching wallpaper. Although wallpaper went by the wayside a few years back because the patterns were drab and outdated; today, the modern versions will make you think twice before downplaying the possibility.
LED lights use less amperage than fluorescent and incandescent counterparts. Swapping out fixtures will save on your overall battery life. Additionally, adding in LED light strips under the kitchen cabinets, pantries and other storage spaces will increase visibility, saving you time and energy digging through those hard-to-maneuver spaces.
If it isn’t in the budget to replace fixtures entirely, most metal surfaces can be upgraded with metal primer and spray paint. If you have shiny brass fixtures, you can upgrade them to a brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze easily, depending on your preferences and tastes. Just be sure to cover the surrounding 10-foot area, so you don’t spray anything accidentally.
Of course, merely updating sheets, curtains, and decals on the walls will work wonders for your comfort, as well as incorporating numerous space-saving ideas. If you’ve done all of this and still aren’t comfortable, or the space no longer suits your needs, consider upgrading to a vehicle that better fits your lifestyle. At Recreation RV Sales, we have a knowledgeable sales staff trained to pair you with a vehicle that suits your needs, without giving you anything you don’t need. Find a cleaned and maintained RV at a price you can afford. Call your trusted Utah RV Dealership today at 888-958-7848 to schedule your one-on-one showing, or check out our current pre-used RV inventory!