Cruising the United States can be an awesome way to spend your vacation, but it can also be pricey. A stay at a cheap motel isn’t cheap anymore. If you do it every night for a two-week vacation, it can end up costing you more than a thousand dollars.
That’s not to mention that some cheap motels come with sketchy beds, stained bathrooms, and possibly questionable neighbors. On top of that, you have to eat out because you have nowhere to cook.
That’s why a camper may be a great alternative for your next road trip.
Can a camper really be a nicer way to travel?
A camper is something you can make your own. It means the bathroom is clean because you bleached it. You know your sheets are clean because you picked them and you washed them yourself.
Plus, you get a kitchen stocked with all your favorite foods and none of the things you’re allergic to. It’s your place and you can make it just the way you like it.
On top of that, you can get world-class accomodations at Motel 6 prices.
Take for instance Normandy Farms just outside of Boston. In addition a swimming pool, dog park, tennis courts and a fitness center, it has an actual bike park.
How to make a camper feel like home.
There are some pretty simple ways to make your camper feel a little more like home. Here’s nine that will have you jumping behind the wheel for a weekend trip.
Outdoorsy suggests adding backsplash in the kitchen to make it look more upscale. With those new peel and stick sheets, it’s never been easier.
Paint it White
As Mobile Home Living figured out, painting a room white may be all it takes to improve things. The all-white interior makes the camper look much larger than it really is.
Change the Fittings
It’s amazing what a difference a few bathroom changes can make. House of Rumors switched out a plastic bathroom sink and plastic fittings and added in a porcelin sink and metal bathroom fittings. It changes the look entirely.
Add a Slipcover to the Couch
It’s a simple and fairly cheap way to fix a tacky problem. Do It Yourself RV suggests adding a slipcover to an out of date couch to add an instant upgrade to your living area. Pillows also make a big difference when it comes to decor.
Curtains Can Make All The Difference
The Pop Up Princess added some updated curtains to her pop-up camper and I love the results. Not only does it add some flair to the windows, but also to the curtains that divide the room.
Create an Awning Room
For this upgrade, forget the inside and focus on the outside. Use your awning to create an extra room. RVillage shows you how to create an outdoor dining and living area all underneath your awning.
Adjust the Lighting
Katie and Eric of Mountain Modern Life changed up the lighting in their camper RV remodel. Lighting can make a huge difference in your RV. Also think about LED lights, not only do they save on energy usage, but they’re also cooler than traditional lights.
Find Space for Storage
Clutter can kill any camper experience, which is why storage is key. Roads Less Traveled created dining area seating that doubles as storage by using ottomans.
Adding a little bit of decoration to your camper or RV can make all the difference in the world. Follow Your Detour says using Command strips makes it easier to keep those decorations on the wall where they belong.