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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Bored Person
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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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Mmphotos25
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5 months ago (edited)

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

Torchicachu
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5 months ago

i do admit that they are all pretty but its just that a lot of them arent always practical

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April Royal
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5 months ago

I would totally move into any of the after photos,,,and none of the before photos. Seems like people are just looking for stuff to complain and nit pick on this thread. *sheesh*

Dreary Life
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5 months ago

i agree. These are beautiful and a great way to save money while being able to travel for work. People just want to whine and complain.

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Tabitha L
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5 months ago

That looks beautiful. I like that the sink counter looks to be taller. I don't like a low sink.

Leo Domitrix
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5 months ago

Do they hate cupboards? And, like, hello? PRIVACY please in the shower!

Celeste Grant
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5 months ago

If it's just the two of them they probably don't need privacy, and being able to see through the space will make the area feel much bigger than having an opaque box.

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Ezigma
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5 months ago

I didn't see anything wrong with the before bathroom to begin with, both are nice.

NWB
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5 months ago

Oh I want the reno shower at home!

LeAnn Munson
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2 months ago

Love that shower and the dramatic black. One day when I have my own little house, I must have a bath tub. I am a bath girl and need my bathtub. But I do love this wee bathroom. Wonderful job!

Edward
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5 months ago

That’s not an RV

Laura Jones
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5 months ago

not sure about it being see through

peruchipac
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5 months ago

I love this look, just worry about the wear / mildew ...?

Eric Soliday
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5 months ago

While these are nice, there's only so much resell value you could get for that. Charge 100G for all those renovations and people will think you're nuts for setting a sale price that high for an RV.

ƒιѕн
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5 months ago

Have fun keeping that shower glass clean.

Norma
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Again, lost all your storage.

Dreary Life
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5 months ago

The living room storage in below. We have no idea where the bathroom storage is because we cant see the whole room, The sink cabinet prob opens.

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

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

So modern!

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

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postboredom
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5 months ago

best transformation ever!

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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5 months ago

It's so cute and tiny ooooo

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Norma
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5 months ago

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

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Clara Knaub
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5 months ago

Very pretty!

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Norma
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5 months ago

Look ma, we painted everything white!

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Torchicachu
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5 months ago

i like these full shots because like other people asked wher eyou would eat and play cards and now we can see a table

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5 months ago

How does the coffee table stay in place while they are drinking?

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Norma
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This one's nice.

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Tabitha L
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Very nice.

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Norma
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So...um...where's the TV now?

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averageperson
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5 months 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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the plant basket is so cute!

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Norma
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Where you going to store your dishes? Food?

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Eva the Egg
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5 months ago

Beautiful!

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Norma
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5 months ago

Bam! Just lost 50% of your storage...and the microwave...

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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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So now where are you going to eat...and play cards with the neighbors...?

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

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Again, lost all your overhead storage. If you were stationary, I guess you could rent storage. Ick.

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Well, we didn't want to watch TV again ever anyway...

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This one is still road-ready. I like!

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

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Norma
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5 months ago

Ok now your stove is bigger. Where are you going to set that bowl/hot pan/etc?

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