After our 2020 road trip to Yellowstone in the original Loretta Inn, we decided to sell it and get something that would be easier to take on another long trip. The biggest drawback to our 2001 Aerolite Cub hybrid camper was the effort to fold out and put away the beds at every stop. So much effort that single night stays were avoided.
Taking advantage of the Covid camper market, we were able to sell the trailer quickly and make back at least what we had put into it. Hearing of our sale online, a friend of ours reached out asking if we would like to purchase her camper. She had a 2016 Jayco Jay Flight 29BHS, exactly the layout we were thinking about, that was in exactly our price range. The timing could not have been more perfect.
Over the past year we have worked slowly to make it more comfortable for a family of 5 to stay in long term. Some of the issues we needed to address were:
- Clothing storage (clean and dirty)
- Food storage
- Easy access to dishes and utensils for the kids
- fewer narrow channels/walk paths for everyone to move about comfortably at once
- Less brown
Here are some pics of the Jay Flight just after it was purchased. This bunkhouse camper layout is probably one of the most common across numerous brands. It has the most sleeping capacity for it’s size and weight, and is a best seller.
Now, instead of talking you though the entire thing, I present to you a video of the new Loretta Inn!
If you have any questions about any aspect of our trailer remodel, feel free to ask. This video was taken in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It was the first week of our 33 day trip that ultimately took us to Maine.