Investing in a campervan is expensive business. Unless you have a good amount of money to buy a firsthand camper van, redoing a pre-owned campervan is also a good idea. Then again, refurbishing your it does not always need to be an expensive affair.
Just a few hacks here and there and you can easily refurbish your van to become as good as new. All you need here is the will, time and effort to do it. These efforts are also valid when renting out a motorhome; this is the site where I hired a motorhome in Scotland.
Some of the tricks you can try are:
Update the engine service: Even if the overall condition of the campervan looks fine, a little bit of engine servicing will go a long way. Check the spark plugs and points and change the fuses with new ones. In case you are not confident, any local mechanic will be able to do this for you.
Deciding what to keep and what to give up: Before you head out for your first road trip, assess the current condition of the van. Check for all unnecessary things that are taking up space or things that may be making the vehicle slower. Weight the things if they are worth taking on the trip, if not, it is best to get rid of them.
Clean out all insects, spiders and rodents: These are the last things you want accompanying you on the trip. Make sure you use all the insecticides and traps needed to get rid of all pests.
Cleaning Up: A good clean up itself will actually help your campervan look like new. You can use various cleaning agents and vacuuming options. When the layer of dust accumulated over the van is removed, it gives a new look. Depending upon the materials used in the interiors, you can also consider waxing and polishing surfaces to give it a clean and fresh look.
Change the upholstery: The campervan is to be your home for the trip, if the seats and cushions are torn and tattered, your trip will unnecessarily be uncomfortable. Changing them will lend new attractive looks as well as make your trip more comfortable.