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Old 10-15-2015, 03:39 PM   #1
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Greetings and salutations folks,

I have been lurking on these boards for about 6 months now soaking up the information. I finally made the leap and joined up today so I could start posting. Mostly because I made a rather strange decision to go out and buy a trailer that needs a bit of fixing. Okay, so it needs a lot of fixing.

Being from the South the trailer that I bought is generously called a Hunter's Special because all it is good for is dragging out to the hunting land to keep you out of the rain. From what the guy I bought it from told me (and from what I can see from poking around in it) he spent a lot of time filling every little nook and cranny. It all added up to a price that I absolutely couldn't refuse though, $350. I'm going to be ripping apart some of it this weekend to get at the parts that I know are bad and need to be reframed. Luckily for me I have it sitting right next to a fully stocked woodworking shop (2500 square feet with every tool imaginable for woodworking) and a pile of cedar 2X4s just waiting to be ripped into 2X2s that I got for free. I'm going to be asking a LOT of questions over the next few months and can't wait to be involved on the forums.

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Heck, any RV is a challenge, and you've got the right tools and the right attitude for it! Just think of it as a stepping stone to bigger and better! What ja going to be towing it with? And any pics? Always good to take pics before and after, makes you feel like you are getting somewhere when the "list" gets longer and longer!

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Welcome-- sounds like a project. Have fun.
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Heck, any RV is a challenge, and you've got the right tools and the right attitude for it! Just think of it as a stepping stone to bigger and better! What ja going to be towing it with? And any pics? Always good to take pics before and after, makes you feel like you are getting somewhere when the "list" gets longer and longer!

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Going to be towing it with an '03 Honda Element. I have just enough towing capacity to pull this little lady. I drove her two hours back home with no problem. You definitely know you're pulling something but it doesn't drag.

I've got some pictures I've posted on the vintage forum asking for help with the ID.

I'm really looking forward to removing all of the "homemade" heavy furniture that's in it along with the paneling this weekend. She's been altered to suit a hunter that wasn't pulling her anywhere so she's a little heavier than she will be when I'm finished. She also has some definite water damage in the corners so I know I'll have to go in and fix all of that.

I'm a good hand at woodwork and electrical so I'm thinking that part shouldn't be too bad (although it will be time intensive and undoubtedly expensive) The thing I'm not looking forward to is replumbing the bathroom that was ripped out by the hunters to make room for hanging camo and racking guns.

Overall she's pretty solid for something I paid way too little for. I've already had hunters off me double what I paid so if I get out there this weekend and find her unworkable underneath the paneling I can put her back together and sell her off. I've been looking for a project though and this has piqued my interest. I like having something to work on.
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Oh its 15' tongue to tail and the camper itself is 12' X 7' so it's definitely not a big one.
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