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Old 04-29-2024, 07:42 AM   #1
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Winnie Drop 1780 Makeover

We got this 2017 WD-1780 last fall and took a couple of successful trips. In the off season I decided to redo the aesthetics both interior and exterior.

The inside was pretty straight forward. We primed and painted everything (except the bathroom). I went with a two toned color scheme with a piece of molding to break it up. In the bed area I initially put wallpaper in. It was self adhesive but it kept falling down, I tried securing it with wallpaper glue and it still fell down so I ended up putting a gold stencil up which worked much better although it was a bit of a pain due to the wall being curved - re-positionable spray adhesive worked great. I replaced the plastic kitchen bath and outdoor shower fixtures and sprayers with metal. I made new cushions and upholstery. I replaced the shades with custom bamboo with blackout lining. I replaced several of the lighting fixtures and will probably end up replacing the rest…other than tearing out a section of wall and ceiling to replace some water damage that’s pretty much it inside

The exterior was sunbaked- additionally, I just generally hate camper graphics. I used every trick in the book to get the old graphics off. I used a vinyl graphics removing gel, that worked mediocre on a lot of it but some was fused with the fiberglass, mainly the white sections. I finally used a graphics eraser which is pretty much like eraser material on a disk that you can mount in a drill. This whole process was slow, messy and frustrating. Anyway, I did that over the course of a couple of weeks.

After that I handed it over to a pro. Justin Butts (instagram - @mute0n ) painted this mural for me that we LOVE. It gets a lot of attention. That took a few weeks to put on, then finally I coated it with a mural UV protector that should keep it vibrant for 10+ years.

We are big music festival lovers so we are getting it kicked off on Memorial Day. Hope we see y’all out there…you can’t miss us, haha- say HI.
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Old 04-29-2024, 06:47 PM   #2
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Really awesome job! The exterior looks great and the interior looks great as well. Beautiful! Well done!
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Old 04-29-2024, 09:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the kind words!
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Old 04-29-2024, 10:39 PM   #4
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Hi Exatiles,
That is really pro looking! I especially like how your mural artist Muteon blended the design right into the refrigerator vents. Is the four-legged creature featured on the outside a picture of your dog? The flower above the license plate almost looks like an extra turn signal.
The inside came-out very sleekly too, but I notice that the coloring inside is the antithesis of the exterior coloring. With my motorhome, everything inside is an earth-tone, so we bought as many brightly colored accessories as we could.
Your trailer will be welcomed at anyone's music festival.
Thanks, Eagle5
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