We cover a lot of different types of campers and RVs here on Curbed, from tricked-out camper vans to space-age teardrop trailers. Sometimes we come across interesting renovations that catch our eye—like a vintage Airstream restored to its former glory thanks to hard work and an affinity for midcentury design. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
Today we’ve ogling a 1972 Chevy camper called “ReRun” that’s been completely reworked by Ohio-based Creative Mobile Interiors (CMI). The ground-up build took approximately 11 months and involved work on “every single crevice of the vehicle,” according to CMI’s website. Although the camper is the same size as the original, it’s 100 percent new construction.
To start, the frame of the camper was removed, rebuilt out of aluminum, and welded by hand. Old cabinets, seating, and flooring had to go, and CMI chose a cream and avocado green color scheme in honor of the camper’s 1970’s vibe.
You enter the camper towards the back of the passenger side, and on the left is a spacious seating area with all new green cushions and windows on three sides sides. Custom skylights brighten up the space, as do shiny upper storage cabinets, and white lower cabinets.
A kitchenette features bamboo countertops, a sink, a microwave, and a full-size refrigerator, while a sleek bathroom offers a shower, additional sink, and toilet. Across from the bathroom is another small couch area, and then above the cab passthrough is a reworked queen bed with large windows on each side.
Other perks in the camper include a state-of-the-art sound system, LED lights, a functional record player, and a smart TV with WiFi. CMI has been taking the camper to shows around Ohio and racking up the accolades; the company is also on-the-hunt for avocado green kitchen supplies from local thrift stores to add to the vintage style.
For our part, we love seeing renovated campers that strike a balance between original charm and modern updates. Plus, who can resist an RV in the perfect shade of 1970s avocado green? For more info, head over here.