It’s been awhile since we had an update on the renovation of Tilley, our 1976 Silver Streak camper. Work and home life has been keeping us pretty busy lately, which means there isn’t a lot of extra time leftover for Tilley remodeling. (Boo!) But I know several of you readers as well as YouTube followers have been wondering when we’d get back to our regular
Silver Streak Restoration
Painting a vintage camper–the DIY way
Painting is one of the simplest things you can do to transform the look of a tired, old vintage camper. And from the moment we bought Tilley the Silver Streak, we knew painting her a soft white would do a lot to erase her outdated look while brightening her interior. When we look back at the “before” pictures, she was just sooooo dark! Now she
Building bunks for a vintage camper
It’s been several months now since we brought Tilley home and at certain points of the renovation process it felt like we would never get to the point of rebuilding the inside. But after Jarrett finished resealing the outside of the camper earlier this month, it was finally time for some visual progress. In went the new wall board and things started looking like a camper
Simple tips for resealing a vintage camper
After weeks of off and on rain that limited our ability to work outside on Tilley the Silver Streak, we finally had a solid stretch of rain-free days. That meant it was time to start resealing her outer seams. But first, all of the silicon had to come off. The good news is that this part of renovating the camper isn’t highly technical. It is, however,
Tilley Project 3: Demo day!
In between getting ready for the holidays and our winter travels, we’ve been using every spare moment to tackle projects in Tilley. We were blessed with some unseasonably warm days in November and early December, and we tried to take advantage of as many as we could before the frigid temperatures were upon us. The latest project was demo day! In the midst of the
Tilley Project 2: Testing Camper Holding Tanks
Over the next several months we will be working to restore and remodel Tilley, our 1976 Silver Streak. Before we can tackle what Kristin calls the “fun” projects–painting and decorating–we need to ensure that her primary systems are solid. The first order of business was to repair the roof and any other areas where leaks might rain on our parade. The next assignment was to test
Tilley Project 1: The Roof!
Over the next several months we will be working to restore and remodel Tilley, our 1976 Silver Streak. Before we can tackle what Kristin calls the “fun” projects–painting and decorating–we need to ensure that her primary systems are solid. So the first order of business was to repair the roof and any other areas where leaks might rain on our parade. Before we bought Tilley, we
Meet Tilley, our 1976 Silver Streak
We shocked a few people over on social media this past weekend when we posted a picture of our van towing our newest rig. The fact that we were hauling home a “new” camper was not all that shocking because we’ve been eyeing a toy hauler for months now. But the fact that we were towing a camper made before either Jarrett or I was