Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about buying a camper or RV of some sort. For family travel that’s affordable, adventurous, outdoorsy, you can’t beat getting out on the open road with your travel trailer behind you. However, it’s been a while since I’ve truly camped. Plus, I’m looking to get into this with cash only, no loans to buy an RV that’s more expensive than my house! And then there’s an obsession with The Pop Up Princess, who shares cute pop-up camper renovations from travelers across the world. Which leads me to Camper Rehab by Chris Peterson. I got my hands on this book a while ago, and it’s everything you’d need to buy, repair and upgrade a travel trailer. Here’s everything you need to know about this book!
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Camper Rehab Book Review
While Camper Rehab is available on Kindle, I’d highly recommend buying it in paperback. This is a book you’ll want to flip through just to enjoy the travel and camper inspiration. This book is more than inspiration, however. It covers camper exteriors, systems, interior decor, maintenance, and troubleshooting. If you don’t know where to start, Camper Rehab also covers the basics, from the varying brands and styles of campers. It answers questions about size, towing capacity, and even the anatomy of a travel trailer.
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Once you’ve bought a camper or trailer, this book covers how to take care of it as well. And of course, what fun would buying a camper be if you didn’t get to add your personal touches and interior design? Not only does Camper Rehab cover interior and decor, but provides an entire chapter for inspiration and remodels.
I think, however, that my favorite part of the book is in the introduction. I love the history of road travel, and author Chris Peterson does too. He gives some background on how travel trailers started, and examples of vintage trailers turned modern.
All in all, Camper Rehab has earned a place in my permanent travel library. Soon it will move into a camper of its own, thanks to the advice on buying found within.
Need more inspiration? These are a few classic somewhat campy “camping” movies to get you going!