Thursday, March 25, 2010

Welcome Home!

The renovations began the day we bought our home on wheels in January.  While the guys at Family RV in San Jose, CA finished up the details with Nick, I was inside ripping the boarder off the walls.  We weren't able to go full force into renovating because we were due in Southern California the next day for Nick's job.  But oh my, the wheels in our brains were turning non-stop.  We had so many ideas, plans and dreams of how we wanted the trailer to look when it was all finished.  Just like any home there are always things to update, but for the most part we are FINISHED with the trailer renovations.  Thanks to a lull in work for Nick we were able to finish renovating while we were in Eureka visiting family and friends.  

Life in the trailer is different then life in a house.  But life in our trailer is life in our HOME.  We feel at home, we each have our own space, our routines and we are all thriving in this new environment.  

Here are the details:
2003 Keystone Sprinter 303BHS
30 feet long / 8 feet wide
One Slide Out
Quad Bunks and Queen Bed
40 gal Water Tank
40 gal Grey Tank
30 gal Black Tank
4500 QuietPac Generator
Air Conditioner/Heater
Towed with a 2001 Chevy Express 3500

Things we've done so far:
Painted all walls
Changed hardware from brass to silver
Put up our own curtains
Added Memory Foam Mattress Topper to queen bed
Two new light fixtures in living area
Installed 24" flat screen tv and slim line DVD player
Removed hide-a-bed in couch, replaced with under couch storage
Removed some carpet in living area, exposing clean linoleum underneath
Added baskets, hooks and other storage
Removed night stand in master bedroom and replaced with taller cabinet

Take a tour of our home here.
Make sure you check our the captions, I have added lots of little details in them.
Special thanks to Sara & Matt over at Happy Janssen's for inspiring us in our life on the road adventure.


  1.'re so sweet :) I'm so glad we were able to play a part in this. You guys did such an amazing job. love love love. xxoo

  2. What a beautiful family! I am looking forward to following your family on an awesome adventure!

  3. looks fabulous!!! I can't wait to read about your adventures (i am a fellow mama of 5 too!)

  4. IT looks great! I especially like the red/yellow paint!

  5. Oh my goodness!! I found your blog through Sara...:)and have been watching to see how a bigger family DOES THAT!!!

    It's beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful. I LOVE the kids' bunks - that's the part that stumps me. :)


  6. Forgot to say - I'd love more pictures too!!! :)

  7. The Hayes Zoo ~ check the link at the bottom of the post, it says Tour Our Home here, click the "here" it should take you to picasaweb, with LOTS more pictures, let me know if it isn't working for you. And thanks for reading!

  8. Love what you did to the inside of your trailer!

    Been lurking your blog and I saw you lived for a while in Ventura County. That is where I live. :-)

  9. Stephanie, I am wanting to change our curtains in the RV, too. Would you mind telling me how you kept the blinds on? It may be a silly question! :) Our blinds are attached to the 'box-curtains' the RV came with. I LOVE your idea about the napkins! Any advice would be so helpful.
    Stephanie Golden


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