Our Rambler: The Interior Tour

Our Rambler The Interior Tour | Our Streamlined Life

So here’s the thing: I’m REALLY good at starting projects. I get super excited, jump in, and go nuts. I work crazy hours, try new techniques, and let Pinterest raise my expectations of the finish product to wildly unrealistic levels. I defy you to find a person who is more excitable or a better starter than I am.

However … I am a terrible finisher. I inevitably burn myself out. The thing I loved and wanted to do forever, I end up hating and avoiding like the plague.

Long, story short, though we became full-timers in the middle of last July, we have used the last 15 months to slowly finish and fine-tune the interior to the point that now, we are finally ready to show it to you! We hope you like our finished project – we absolutely love it, and feel so lucky to call our Rambler home.

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So there it is! What did you think? What’s your favorite spot that you’ve personalized in your rig or home?

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I grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Virginia, and married a girl from New Hampshire, so I can drive the East Coast in my sleep. I love exploring, jumping out of airplanes, whitewater rafting, fast cars, comic books, and generally refusing to act my age. More practically, I love budgeting and financial planning, renovating and updating older homes (and now campers), and learning to make our family as self-sustaining as possible.

7 comments

  1. I absolutely love it!! And totally understand the start and finish thing!! But sometimes taking your time gets the best result, because wow!! Where did you get that strainer thing that you in the sink? That’s perfect! And do you take the books down every time you move? If not how do you keep them from falling while driving? My books is the biggest thing I’ve wondered about!
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    1. The strainer was an Amazon find … it actually flattens down quite a bit for easy storage, but since we have the double sink we usually just leave it in there for dishes.

      We DO take the books down whenever we move. It was really annoying at first, but over time it’s just become a two-minute part of our breakdown ritual. I just stack them on the couch below in the order they go on the shelf, and they manage to sit on the couch without sliding around at all. Ryan wants to run a tension rod across the front of the shelf to hold them in place when we’re on the road, but I haven’t come around to that idea. Some of the books are quite heavy and I’m worried a tension rod wouldn’t be strong enough to hold them up. I keep envisioning opening the camper door to find our “library” strewn around the floor.

  2. I personally think you did a great job! See I am a terrible starter but once I start I finish usually spectacularly(lol). We are about to start customizing our camper as well. Made some mistakes being in the south during the humid summer without a dehumidifier so our couches and few other things have to be replaced so instead of buying ridiculously expensive stuff I plan on making it. Is that chalk board paint or did you buy an insert?

    1. Hey Justin, thanks for your kind words! Sorry to hear about the moisture problems, that’s a huge bummer. I built the couch, and Rebecca upholstered the cushions — it’s not that bad! And to answer your question, I got the new fridge panels cut to size, and painted them with chalk board paint. Let us know how your reno goes!

  3. Love the interior pictures! Do you mind sharing where you got the small framed prints “Unplug”, “Paddle” “Explore” I would love those for our camper. Thanks!

    1. Hi Susan, thanks for your kind words! I believe we found those at the park HQ at Saguaro National Park, but we’ve seen them at a few other parks as well.

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