A creative couple combine their talents to give a camper a retro-inspired revamp.

A creative couple combine their talents to give a camper a retro-inspired revamp.

Taylor Manuilow, an automotive designer at Ford, and Mike Haley, a furniture and graphic designer, tapped into their creative backgrounds and DIY skills to turn an old camper into a sparkling home on wheels over the summer.

The Detroit couple bought a 1988 Jayco Jay/Ford Econoline E350 motor home for $2,500 in June so they could safely travel during the pandemic. They found the 27-foot travel trailer on Facebook Marketplace, just down the road in Wyandotte, Michigan.

$940
Automotive & Cab Expenses
$446
Exterior Parts
$224
Roof Membrane
$479
Electrical & Lighting
$287
Construction Materials & Hardware
$360
Lumber
$165
Window Screen & Shades
$350
Flooring
$115
Plumbing
$304
Paint
$695
Bathroom
$600
Kitchen
$470
Water Heater
$265
Decor
Grand Total: $5,700
The couple struck a balance between old and new, freshening up the Jayco’s interior while also embracing original elements so it retained its retro charm.

The couple struck a balance between old and new, freshening up the Jayco’s interior while also embracing original elements so it retained its retro charm.

Taylor Manuilow

The couple found the old RV on Facebook Marketplace for $2,500.

The couple found the old RV on Facebook Marketplace for $2,500.

Taylor Manuilow

“Redoing an older RV was a project I always wanted to take on at some point,” says Taylor. “My family had a motor home when I was younger, and I remember how great it was to spontaneously be able to pack up and go somewhere for a weekend—or even a longer trip.”

A before shot of the cab and dining area.

A before shot of the cab and dining area.

Taylor Manuilow

See the full story on Dwell.com: Budget Breakdown: A 1988 Jayco Motor Home Gets a Gleaming Retrofit for $5,700
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