Josh + Jenna Densten’s Retro RV Renovation

Kim J. Clark

Josh Denston’s like of camping was reignited following investing as well numerous lockdowns at residence. ‘The pandemic actually produced me want to give our women all the camping ordeals I experienced when I was more youthful,’ he explains. ‘I was looking at RV YouTube movies with [my daughter] Fred each and every night time just before bed, and she was so intrigued as to how these folks lived in a auto!’

After searching for vans on-line, Josh and Jenna scored their desire RV on Facebook Market in 2020 a common Winnebago Sundancer. 

It had every thing they had been searching for lower kms, tiny to no rust, cruise handle, air conditioning, gas cooktop and oven, plumbing and solar electricity – it had even been transformed to a Proper Hand Travel. But, it was the retro vibes and clever format that actually captured their hearts. 

‘The to start with time we turned the key and heard that V8 rumble was a serious second!… It was such a time capsule,’ states Josh, referring to the head-to-toe blue carpet inside, orange joinery and white melamine benchtops.

In a bid to give it a significantly-desired new look, but continue to pay tribute to the van’s previous, he and Jenna refinished all of the interior with new oak counter tops, vinyl plank flooring, and new upholstery, curtains, blinds and paint. They conceived a palette of gentle greens, whites, stripes, tartans, warm tones, and retro lemon wallpaper to hark again to its authentic period.

‘It actually makes it come to feel like a home on wheels!’ states Josh. 

The ending contact was to re-spray the cabin and completely vinyl wrap the caravan’s exterior. The few also enlisted buddy and ‘logo layout extraordinaire’ Joel Pringle to redesign the ‘Sundancer’ branding to match the RVs new look. The unique style is now replaced by a yacht skimming by means of the ocean with a solar flare powering it. 

Soon after being in storage all over Melbourne’s lockdown, the Densten’s Sundancer has enjoyed a lot of household journeys absent. ‘The established up is fantastic,’ says Josh. ‘We pull up to the campsite, open up the awning and we’re prepared in less than 5 minutes.’ 

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