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Old 06-28-2013, 07:51 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Djdawg View Post
Ok....this could be bad. ....
I need thoughts. Keep these things in mind when sharing with me...

What I do have:
Elbow grease
SOME knowledge on how to do things but haven't remodeled an RV or built a house...but I am eager to learn.

What I DON'T have:
A lot of $

I don't mind that it's a project....I don't mind how long it might take. I just don't want to be paying more $ by the time it's all said and done as opposed if I leveled the whole thing and started from scratch....
You haven't evaluated the whole trailer yet. When you get done looking at the body damage, you will have to jack up the axles, pull the wheels and hubs, and check the bearings.

If you decide to save it, with all the rotted wood you are discovering, it would be to your advantage to carefully take off the windows and outer skin, exposing all the rot. 2 x 2's for the framework and plywood for the floors are fairly inexpensive and you will probably end up replacing most of it; but it least you have the old stuff for a pattern. You will learn and develop skills as you go along and just the increase in your knowledge will be worth it.

Good luck.

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #30
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Can you get plans to work from of the original trailer? It would be nice to be able to cut a piece of replacement wood, knowing it was the right length.

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Old 07-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #31
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You should take a look at this thread for lots of details. Shows what can be done with what you have - time and patience.
Good luck!!

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