Camper Chronicles Part 2-Demolition

We’re back with another update on our camper! We have been keeping our Facebook and Instagram up to date with our Camper journey, so if you’re not connected with us, you’re missing out! Go follow us for daily and weekly updates!

A lot of things have changed in our tiny home since the last time we blogged. The next steps we took after bringing our future abode to our parking lot was demolition work of course! As we mentioned in our first post, our camper has some water damage that allowed us to get an awesome deal on it….but that means we have to do a lot of repair work before we can get started on the fun stuff.

Luke pulled the insulation out in order to get a better look at the water damage. This is the worst room in the entire camper, and the damage was so bad that the ceiling started coming down.
Ripping out the carpet in the back room. The floors under both bunk beds had significant water damage as well.
Pulling up the flooring in the kitchen and bathroom area so we can see the damage on these floors… also, we will be putting down wood laminate floors!

The flooring in the kitchen was already coming up, so this was an easy job. So happy to get rid of this ugly floor!
There is some floor rotting going on under the stove, but we’re planning to just put down another piece of wood to strengthen it rather than doing a full-on fix.
Nasty carpet is out! In every area except the slideout. Doesn’t matter what you name it, it’s still nasty.
This area by the door had water damage from a leak in the kitchen plumbing after a previous owner failed to winterize it. Luckily, we won’t have to winterize it once we get to Florida! The plumbing has been fixed, so now to get this floor fixed! Luke plans to cut it out, add some boards to strengthen it, then cover it with a piece of pressurized plywood.
This area is right next to the slideout. We had no idea about this spot until we started pulling out the carpet. It’s going to be a tricky fix, but I think Luke can do it!

This area was kinda gross.. we walked into the camper and I noticed MUSHROOMS growing out of it!! We had no idea about this spot either, so it was a surprise seeing them growing up from under the carpet along the wall. I mean, we like mushrooms, but outside and not growing in my house please.
This is on the other side of the bed. Not sure if we are going to take the time to do a serious repair of this area, or if we are just going to cut the floor out and place new floor on top of it.


Luke got all of the insulation out of the ceiling in the back room.
This is going to be a fun room to fix! It stresses Luke out a bit, haha.
I worked too! I cleaned out the old blueberries from this fridge, and sprayed it down with some cleaner to shine it up and get the smell out. I Also cleaned out the freezer. According to the last owners, this is a new fridge…we trust them I guess? It’s a little bigger than the fridge I had in my dorm room in college, so it’s going to take some getting used to for sure! Compared to a lot of the older campers we looked at before this one,  it’s a good size.

Tune in for another update on the progress we’re making!! What do you think so far? How are we doing? Aren’t you excited to see our after pics?!

Read More: Part 1 Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 6 Part 7Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 Before & After

3 Comments on “Camper Chronicles Part 2-Demolition

  1. You are doing a great job pulling all the old out. I’m sure you know this, but I will mention it anyway. Be careful in where you stop and just replace. If the floor is damaged, it means the wall is damage as well because most leaks begin at the roof and work their way down the wall. It is better to error on the side of caution and check out the studs as well, especially since you’ll be traveling with the trailer (my hubby is a carpenter). I’m excited for the two of you and your new adventures! I also look forward to following along and seeing how you turn the trailer into a home. You can find me on Instagram – My Life. One Story at a Time. I’m following. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you for your tips and concern! We are doing the best we can with the budget and time we have. We’re trying to be wise and build the right way as much as we can, but also trusting that God will keep us safe along the way! We probably wing it way too much, but hey, life is short. 😉

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