We have not done any more work to the popup yet. We are hoping to begin in the fall. At this point we are looking into all the regulations and requirements so that we get it right the first time. We don't want to have to go back and redo anything. But we will keep updates posted here as we get started.
We picked up the popup camper this morning. YAY!!!! We're super excited to finally be getting it home to get started on it. We have a LOOOOOOONG way to go and it won't happen overnight. But, ya gotta start somewhere right????
So here's what we've got going on (pictures below). It's a 1988 Jayco Popup Camper. We were blessed to find one that was still sound structurally. This will save us much time and money in the long run. In the pictures you can see hubs has begun the deconstruction. He's pressure cleaned it a bit.....taken off the canvas and removed the cushions.
We've discussed the direction I want to go in for layout and design. The top edge is going to be raised up about 14" taller than it is now so that the counters are tall enough for me to work off of. The back side with the sink and gas stove, as well as the cabinets on the front side, will be removed completely and hubs will be building a custom counter and cabinet system. The sides will still be able to roll out to be used for whatever we need whether it be seating area, display area for donut bars, or DIY donut dipping party seating and workstations.
Please feel free to comment with your own thoughts and ideas. We'd love to hear how you'd convert a popup if it were your project.....and what you'd use it for.
YAY!!!!!! We're super excited. We have found a PopUp Camper (thanks to a friend) that will soon be converted into our kettle on wheels. We have a long road ahead but we will get there. We will journal the journey here from picking it up next weekend to the actual work in progress to completion.
We were inspired to do the PopUp Camper conversion by another local business, actually. Soy Clever Candles has a mobile candle pour unit that is.........yep, you guessed it.......made from a popup camper. We have been talking with the folks at Soy Clever Candle Company for guidance and encouragement. So if you haven't heard of them, be sure to go to their site and check them out. And be sure to click on the Pour Bar option at the top navigation on their page to see their mobile pour bar. It's amazing. Ours will be similar in design but with a different look and feel. Their website is www.soyclever.com/. They have awesome candles too.
We have drawn inspiration from several other popup conversions and mobile bars we've found online. Be sure to check out the slideshow for images of where our inspiration has come from.