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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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For Gubler, taking the helm of a seemingly impossible makeover project was nothing out of the ordinary. She runs a website called Vintage Revivals, where she blogs about her many forays into DIY-ing and interior design and provides her readers with tips for projects of their own.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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Of all the vacations a person can take in their lifetime, a road trip across America is perhaps one of the most iconic. Thousands of miles of highways stripe the country, giving you access to every city and town from behind the wheel of your vehicle.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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But a casual Saturday morning browse of Craigslist’s antique section left her stunned. There she found a listing for a small vintage camper, just as adorable as the one she had envisioned. “I just had to see it,” she confessed in the same post.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

The DIY blogger also knew that the vehicle built four decades prior would not be in perfect condition when she arrived. “When you are shopping for a vintage trailer, there are a few things to keep in mind,” she wrote. “They are ALL damaged. All of them.”

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

She expected there might be deterioration caused by water leakage, or cracks in the exterior siding or frame. There could even be electrical issues or tires unfit for the road. Problems extending beyond the cosmetic could have been plentiful, and could have stopped her from buying the trailer.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

And when she finally saw the trailer in person, she did, indeed, find it was imperfect. The then-owner had previous trouble with the electrical system, which had required new brake lights. There was also merely a strip of aluminum tape holding the trailer’s exterior siding together.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

Mom-of-two Gubler also noted that the trailer’s interior was functional, though very “teensy”, as she put it. A small kitchen table dropped down to lay the base for a double bed. And despite the small proportions, four people could sleep inside when a further upper bunk was pulled out.

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

What’s more, the miniature kitchen across from the sleeping and dining area was usuable, too. Gubler could work with the gas range, sink, propane heater and ice-block fridge, which worked more like a cooler than a built-in refrigerator. She also noted that the trailer had lots of space to store […]

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

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$1,000 Run-Down Trailer Transformed It Into A Stunning New Home

Despite its aged exterior, the trailer did have good bones. And, “it was a pretty great little find for $1,000,” the pleased interior designer wrote. After a bit more research, she decided to purchase the 1973 Bell Travel Trailer, which she affectionately renamed “The Nugget”.  

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