How do you make an RV feel like it belongs to you? Many recreational vehicle owners new and old ask this question. After all, owning an RV can be an incredibly enriching experience, but fresh-off-the-lot, many RVs can feel impersonal or cold.
RVs are supposed the kind of vehicle that inspires adventure and freedom while providing you with a sense of comfort. After all, it is a home on wheels.
But just like a house, it does take love, care, and attention to make it feel truly individual. Luckily, there are a lot of possibilities for personalization that come at a variety of price points. This guide has sorted out some upgrades for RV owners to help make their new vehicle a little more comfortable and stylish, too.
Paint your RV’s
Painting Your RV’s fibreglass is an easy way to make your RV feel specific and personal while standing out. Fibreglass paint is the paint on the outside of a Recreational Vehicle. And many associate fiberglass paints with Off-White and Brown stripes but it can be so much more. Plus, it is something that is relatively easy to switch no matter your skill set.
While you can employ someone else to paint your RV, there are many competent and easy to follow tutorials online that can teach you how to paint RV exterior fiberglass. One way to tell if you have a quality tutorial is to see if they recommend priming as the first step of painting. Priming is crucial to make sure the paint goes on smoothly and dries evenly.
While the color you choose does not have to be drastic when you switch paints, the impact on how you see your vehicle will be. The outside of your RV is something you interact with every day as an owner, so making it something you love will go a long way in making you feel like your RV couldn’t be home to anyone else. Plus, it will make an even better backdrop for all of the pictures you’re going to take on the road!
Reupholster your RV’s furniture
While painting your fiberglass is an important step in making your RV feel personal, another important factor in making it feel like home is making the interior match your lifestyle and personality.
One easy way to do that is to change the fabric on the benches inside the RV. A simple fabric swap can do wonders to how you feel about your interior. Whether you are simply changing it up for color or for more comfort, a new fabric can reset how you feel about your moving home.
New colors can make an otherwise dull space feel bright, changing your whole outlook. And swapping out uncomfortable, scratchy fabrics can actually have a large impact on your mood.
Recovering your fabrics is another job that can easily be tackled on a DIY level, and at a wide scale of price points. This is something that appeals to many enterprising RV owners, regardless of budget.
Finishing touches and final thoughts
It’s the little things that matter – the details you add to your interior are what will really make your RV feel like home. Some finishing touches you should consider include:
- Adding curtains to the windows
- Painting interior walls
- Replacing your dinette with a dining table
- Adding pet-friendly features (a bed for a dog, a hidden litter box compartment for cats)
- Decorating with throw pillows, bean bag chairs, family photos, and other travel-safe accessories
All in all, there are many simple fixes that can make anyone feel their RV is a truly unique vehicle. Inside or out, personalization is easy when you have great ideas and easy to follow guides.
The effects of customizing your RV cannot be understated, either. These DIY upgrades give owners an invaluable sense of home on the road no matter where they go. Try these out and see how they can improve your relationship with your RV wherever the road takes you.
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