For $28,000, you can live out your mobile-living dreams in this surprisingly sleek, retro camper.

Wood details and a simple white and black color scheme give the RV's interior a bright, modern Scandinavian feel.

If you’ve ever fantasized about living on the road—or simply traveling in style—RV fixer-uppers Steve and Trina Sholin can assist with turning that dream into reality. In fact, the Phoenix–based duo have recently listed a 440-square-foot Jayco Fifth Wheel for sale, after transforming it into a stylish home on wheels. Keep scrolling to read more about the remarkable renovation and see some of the fascinating “before” and “after” photos.

The Sholins purchased this Jayco Fifth Wheel camper in Arizona.

The Sholins purchased this Jayco Fifth Wheel camper when they originally moved to Arizona as a way to explore the state.

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Seeking out tired-looking spaces and making them beautiful again has become a huge passion for the couple. The husband-and-wife team began their careers as RV fixer-uppers five years ago, after they spent time living in a travel trailer while Steve was working on road construction projects. 

The kitchen before the renovation.

The kitchen before the renovation.

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“I started looking at the potential that these travel trailers had, and slowly started making changes to our own RV. I redecorated it to make it feel more like a home by adding lamps, artwork, pillows, throws, and beautiful bedding,” says Trina. 

Steps leading to the bedroom.

Steps leading to the bedroom before the renovation.

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A sheepskin rug, a weave hanging on the wall, and vibrant fabrics add much personality to the small mobile home.

A sheepskin rug, a weave hanging on the wall, and vibrant fabrics add much personality to the newly renovated mobile home.

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The couple originally bought this Jayco Fifth Wheel when they relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, as a way to explore the state. Although the camper was in desperate need of renovation, they were both excited for the challenge.

A skylight window illuminates the bedroom, which appears larger than it is because of the closet with mirror-clad sliding doors.

A skylight window illuminates the bedroom, which appears larger than it is because of the closet with mirror-clad sliding doors.

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“This time we went all out, gutted everything, and redesigned our new trailer in our own style,” says Steve. 

The Sholin's used Smartcore wood-effect vinyl floors in Tahitian Walnut for the new flooring.

The Sholin’s used Smartcore wood-effect vinyl floors in Tahitian Walnut for the new flooring.

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For the renovation, the Sholins replaced all the flooring and lighting fixtures, painted the walls and cabinets, and remodeled the original plastic shower area. New hardware was also incorporated into the bathroom.



LNC Plug-in Wall Lamp with swing arm from World Market.

This LNC Plug-in Wall Lamp with a swing arm is from World Market.

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They refurnished the trailer and designed the interior to have a modern Scandinavian-inspired look. “We were really happy with the outcome, and have enjoyed many camping trips with our family. We now are selling this RV so we can begin redecorating another one,” states Trina. 

A renovated bathroom with a new showerstall and tiled wall.

A renovated bathroom with a new showerstall and tiled wall.

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The kitchen has a fireplace, oven, microwave, electric cooktop and plenty of discreet storage.

The kitchen has a fireplace, oven, microwave, electric cooktop, and plenty of discreet storage.

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“We wanted to design space that would feel as comfortable, warm and efficient as our own home. We used a similar material palette and colors that we did with our own home, and we’re very pleased with the outcome. The RV really looks like a tiny version of our permanent residence, but on wheels,” she explains. 

Clean white cabinetry blends in with the walls.

Clean white cabinetry blends in with the walls to make the space feel larger.

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A gray, Hemnes/Rattviken sink cabinet from Ikea with two drawers.

This gray, Hemnes/Rattviken sink cabinet is from IKEA and with two drawers.

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A chrome-plated, Ikea Brogrund bath faucet with strainer.

A chrome-plated IKEA Brogrund bath faucet with strainer.

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The walls of the bathroom were painted white.

The walls of the bathroom were also painted white.

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A Jayco Fifth Wheel camper.

An up-close look at the Jayco Fifth Wheel.

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The kitchen workstation faces a window.

The kitchen workstation faces a window, allowing for ample amounts of natural light.

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If you’re interested in owning this delightfully renovated camper, you can contact Trina at trinahakkinen@yahoo.com or reach out through the couple’s Instagram.

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