Trina Sholin is a self-taught interior designer, and her husband Steve has a strong background in construction. The couple had been flipping houses to make a living but they started doing similar renovations on RVs on the side and in 2019, it became their full-time gig.

"Steve takes care of all of the maintenance and operations of the RVs, using his decade long experience with RVs, and I handle all design and social media as well as being hands-on during renovation," Trina wrote on their website. "Basically, we both wear 17 hats as do so many small business owners!"

And they're doing a hell of a job, too!

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Wow, This is real talent.

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The couple started this journey when they were seasonal full-timers in Alaska for Steve's job and were living in an RV themselves. "I couldn't handle how drab, dark and unappealing the interiors were no matter the year or the brand. This got my wheels spinning as to how I could make the interior more aesthetically pleasing while maintaining function. We spent three years living in that RV and I couldn't believe the difference it made and how much more it felt like a home after I completed the renovation."

A few years later, they started living full-time in Arizona and wanted to get back into camping, so they bought a fifth wheel, a 2004 Keystone Montana. It was at this point that their love affair for Keystone Montanas began. "It was so ugly, but the layout was perfect and it was in great condition," Trina said. "I could easily see the potential."

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1 week ago (edited)

Why is everyone being so negative on these renovations?? They’re gorgeous!

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They began the renovation by ripping out everything "RV" and replacing it with things they would put in their home. "We put in a chandelier, real tile, and many other beautiful features and completely changed the look and feel of the trailer. People couldn't believe the transformation!" Trina and Steve thought they might be on to something, so they put the renovated trailer up for sale.

"It sold immediately and the rest is history! We buy, renovate and sell RVs as well as offer consulting for clients that need help and guidance in renovating their own RV."

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Zophra
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1 week ago

Unless there is more to the room, I would rather have the "before" sofas to relax on than a bench.

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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that's pretty

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Leo Domitrix
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1 week ago

OK, there's no way these RVs are ever intended to go on-road again. Table, loose objects, swinging light fixture... But nice manipulation of camera angle to make it look spacious.

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ƒιѕн
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1 week ago

This is a nice shot, and changing to the whites and losing the dark colors really opens this up.

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Riani Kivela
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1 week ago

Beautiful, but they lost a lot of storage space which is already at a premium in an RV.

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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It's so cute and tiny ooooo

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Norma
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1 week ago

This one is nice. At least you got to keep your cabinets!

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Clara Knaub
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1 week ago

Very pretty!

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Tabitha L
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Love the new countertops.

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Tabitha L
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Yah! They kept the cabinets and it still looks lovely.

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Red Hair Blue Soul
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1 week ago

Read the title! They turned them into HOUSES!

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Tabitha L
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I'm not a huge fan of busy tile, but in a small area like this, it looks really nice. Love the new cabinet color.

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Jacey Lynn
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1 week ago

Very pretty! Nice colors!

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 week ago

wait a second! hygge? thats norwegian for "having a good time" or "cozyness" well a fireplace sure is cozy

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averageperson
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1 week ago

At first i thought the pattern on the original couch and trimming was camo... but either way that was really ugly.

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Torchicachu
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1 week ago

the plant basket is so cute!

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Norma
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1 week ago

Where you going to store your dishes? Food?

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Torchicachu
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okay now we can tell that there is a couch on the other side and this is way better than the first picture

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Erin Boosey
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Okay Norma I think you've got too much stuff maybe. Speaking as a full timer, my husband & I renovated our 83 holiday Rambler & the excessive amount of cabinets were the first thing to go. We also moved our microwave for more space above the stove & we took out the top kitchen cabinets to replace with open shelves. It's beautiful, feels much more open. Also when on the move, it turns out that you can actually use you hands to grab things and put them somewhere else so they don't get tossed around on the road. I know, it's crazy to think you could move something for a short time then put it back in it's place but Norma...girl, where there is a will there is a way! I totally get their renovation style and functionality of it. It works for us & obviously it works for a lot of other people too or we wouldn't be looking at this article. Stop being such a downer and let go a little a bunch of stuff & things stuffed into a bunch of cabinets get in the way of an adventure.

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Norma
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Yes!

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Tabitha L
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I'm glad that they keep the parts that still look great. Like this sink and countertop and appliances.

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Sarah Blanche Brinsfield
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1 week ago

I'm sure this is not the only sitting are in the home. I find these fabulous updates to what they use to be. Great job. Can't always float everyone's boat, good thing these are RV's!

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ArhomR
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1 week ago

So pretty and lots of room to play cards, Norma.

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April Royal
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1 week ago

Thank you, Kendra. That is absolutely right. They are beautiful designs. It drives me nuts to see the same people comment negative stuff on nearly every picture. We get it,,,,you're RV experts. You should use all that profound wisdom to build other people up, not tear them down. If you can't say something nice,,,,

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Nancy Bourque
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Norma, you do realize that your comments are being hidden probably due to the fact that you're such a negative Norma.

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Torchicachu
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1 week ago

just curious - is that black thing a fridge or something else

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Jacey Lynn
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I love the decoration on the wall! It’s soo true!

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people chan
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I haven't had a microwave in my entire life, it really doesn't matter.

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