Meet Martha Jane: The Before Tour



After months of research and RV shows and YouTube videos and enough mind changing to make my head spin, we finally made the decision (on my birthday!) to purchase a used 5th wheel travel trailer. Exactly a week later, April 7, 2017, Martha Jane, a 2002 Thor Signature 30RK, arrived in our driveway and her makeover began the very next day.

Let me back up just a smidge. A tiny bit of her makeover started before we brought her home. Chris' day job is as an RV tech, and he was able to offload carpet and furniture and the mattress before she left the lot. We were also able to do some measuring and have a few dinette picnics on his lunch breaks between buying her and taking her home.


Thor Signature 30RK Floorplan
Thor Signature 30RK exterior

Thor Signature nosecap

Thor Signature 30RK in the driveway

Anyway, Martha's pretty fly for a 15-year-old trailer, and I was immediately in love with the cabinets and counter space that has always drawn me to rear kitchen models. For me, the biggest features I struggled with were the whole shower in the bedroom thing and the fact that she is so damn heavy (> 10,202 GVWR). Of course, now that I'm painting, I'm not too sold on all the cabinets either, but I'm sure I will love them when/if they're ever completed! Martha had two biggies on the must have list: a spot for Chris' rocker/recliner and a desk space for me, plus (and this is a big plus), she is in really good shape. Once I had my heart set on a renovation project, we kind of figured out that used RV's without significant water damage are pretty hard to come by. Since purchasing our RV, we discovered some water damage hiding under the bed, which we're still trying to pinpoint the source of. It's not terrible, but will have to be addressed in the near future. More on that later!

For now, check out these glorious cabinets and valences and moose wallpaper border! We don't really have a renovation timeline, but there have already been a lot of changes just in the past few weeks. The next big project on the agenda is to get a truck with which to pull her. *Kind of* an important step. Not really looking forward to that part. More pictures and video tour below! Be gentle... trying to work out this videography thing. //Allison


30RK kitchen

30RK bedroom

30RK Floor

30RK bedroom

Us + 30RK

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