Josh Denston’s love of tenting was reignited just after investing far too numerous lockdowns at property. ‘The pandemic seriously produced me want to give our women all the tenting encounters I had when I was youthful,’ he clarifies. ‘I was wanting at RV YouTube movies with [my daughter] Fred every night right before mattress, and she was so intrigued as to how these people today lived in a car or truck!’
Immediately after browsing for vans online, Josh and Jenna scored their dream RV on Facebook Market in 2020 a traditional Winnebago Sundancer.
It had everything they had been on the lookout for small kms, small to no rust, cruise management, air conditioning, gasoline cooktop and oven, plumbing and photo voltaic power – it experienced even been transformed to a Correct Hand Travel. But, it was the retro vibes and intelligent format that genuinely captured their hearts.
‘The to start with time we turned the essential and heard that V8 rumble was a genuine minute!… It was these a time capsule,’ states Josh, referring to the head-to-toe blue carpet interior, orange joinery and white melamine benchtops.
In a bid to give it a a lot-needed new appear, but still pay out tribute to the van’s past, he and Jenna refinished all of the inside with new oak counter tops, vinyl plank flooring, and new upholstery, curtains, blinds and paint. They conceived a palette of tender greens, whites, stripes, tartans, warm tones, and retro lemon wallpaper to hark back again to its first period.
‘It really can make it feel like a house on wheels!’ states Josh.
The finishing touch was to re-spray the cabin and wholly vinyl wrap the caravan’s exterior. The pair also enlisted mate and ‘logo structure extraordinaire’ Joel Pringle to redesign the ‘Sundancer’ branding to match the RVs new glimpse. The primary structure is now changed by a yacht skimming by the ocean with a photo voltaic flare driving it.
After remaining in storage in the course of Melbourne’s lockdown, the Densten’s Sundancer has relished a lot of spouse and children outings absent. ‘The set up is excellent,’ suggests Josh. ‘We pull up to the campsite, open up the awning and we’re all set in significantly less than five minutes.’