Before & After: A 1986 Fleetwood Trailer Gets a Cozy, Colorful DIY Makeover

Though the floor plan remains unchanged, a few simple, cosmetic alterations go a long way in turning a frumpy 1986 RV into a comfortable, beautiful modern home.

In Spring 2018, printmaker Elyse DeLisle and her partner Amanda Goelz saw a 1986 Fleetwood Avion on Craigslist—and they snapped it up the following day at Robbins Camper Sales in Ormond Beach, Florida. Luckily for them, the 240-square-foot trailer was so structurally sound that there wasn’t any need to replace the subflooring or walls.

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