RV Makeover: 2018 Terry Classic

Aqua cushions on dinette and butterfly pattern on fridge in remodeled trailer
Photos: CeCelia Breedlove

A Texas couple brightens up a 2018 Terry Classic travel trailer so the head-turning exterior doesn’t overshadow what’s inside.

Silver and turquoise retro exterior of Terry Classic trailerI have always loved vintage trailers, but being brand new to RVing, my husband, Robbie, and I weren’t crazy about the problems that come with renovating and maintaining a 50-year-old one. After some research, we fell in love with the retro exterior and comfortable floorplan of the 2018 Heartland Terry Classic V21.

Our 22-foot Terry Classic has distinctive wraparound front windows and a shiny silver finish with a custom turquoise stripe on the outside, but the drab brown interior left a lot to be desired in the way of retro charm. So we began an extensive overhaul with a colorful Mexi-Cali theme that is more in tune with the punchy retro exterior.

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We started by sanding the walls and wood veneer, and painting with a fresh, clean white, adding a pop of color with turquoise paint on the kitchen cabinets. The dinette cushions were reupholstered with turquoise faux tooled-leather vinyl on the seats and a cheery yellow stripe on the seat backs. We added fun, modern details like subway peel-and-stick backsplash tile, brushed-brass hardware and, our favorite detail, wallpaper with brightly colored butterflies covering the refrigerator.

Yellow Investment bar showing cost of $400 and time of two months

Remodeled Terry Classic kitchen with turquoise cabinets and refrigerator with butterfly print. White walls and cabinets in remodeled bedroom, and new, larger shower with polka-dot curtain.
Top: To perk things up, the Breedloves painted the walls and woodwork white and turquoise. Brushed-brass hardware and a peel-and-stick backsplash complement the showstopping fridge, fronted with dazzling butterfly wallpaper. Above left: Colorful pillows and quilts stand out in the clean, white bedroom. Above right: A larger shower replaces the original.

In the bathroom, we ripped out the too-small shower and replaced it with a larger one with a small tub, which gives us more room and a place to bathe a child or dog. On the outside, Robbie had a trailer hitch welded to the back for a storage basket and bike rack.

Because we have full-time jobs, my husband and I worked on the renovation mostly on weekends over a two-month period, but we left no surface untouched inside. Our Terry Classic turns heads everywhere we bring it, and we couldn’t be happier with how the interior makeover turned out.

Two photos showing trailer before and during remodel
The original interior decor lacked the charm of the Terry Classic’s silver and turquoise-accented retro exterior.

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