We have a family of 5 and a small budget. Last summer we really wanted a little RV we could take the family camping in. Our requirements? Small enough that we can afford the gas and big enough to sleep most of us (we can always pitch a tent). We also wanted something with low miles. We read all we could and found that Toyota Dolphins had a great engine that got up to 18 miles per gallon, a great layout and might be affordable if in bad enough shape on the inside. This is what we found... a 1983 Dolphin.
So first things first.. We pulled the disgusting carpet out and painted the floors with floor paint. Then my husband built a cool stool/ bench behind the front seat for out little ones to climb into the overhead bed. We then pulled out the non functioning closet to make for more end of bed space on the bed in back (pictured below).