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Old 02-21-2012, 07:34 AM   #29
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Wow, when you finish, you will have a NEW - Used trailer that is well built.

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:07 PM   #30
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You have done a ton of work and by what the pictures show, very good work. You now have a very good TT that should last you many years. It should hold up well to about any hard use you may put it thru. The camper is so much better than a new one because you. put the hard work into her. She is sturdy and should give you a lot of great camping trips. You did good! Thanks for posting your project from start to finish, I enjoyed seeing your progress.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #31
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Awesome job on the restoration. You aren't afraid to tackle what needs to be done. Thanks for sharing pictures. We used lexell caulk when we took out our windows and resealed with butyl tape. Lexell caulk was applied around the exterior window. Bought at Ace hardwear. Don't use silicone caulk as it doesn't have any uv protection. Lexell caulk costs about $8.00 per tube. Well worth the price. Consider using stainless steel screws on the exterior. We also had to put in a new water pump and it is so much quieter than the old tired one. I am love the older trailers as they are very sturdy,well built.
Thanks! I'm getting ready once the weather gets nicer to re-seal everything outside with something like the lexell caulk. I've been looking at exterior rated stuff at home depot that remains flexible and good in UV rays.

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You have done a ton of work and by what the pictures show, very good work. You now have a very good TT that should last you many years. It should hold up well to about any hard use you may put it thru. The camper is so much better than a new one because you. put the hard work into her. She is sturdy and should give you a lot of great camping trips. You did good! Thanks for posting your project from start to finish, I enjoyed seeing your progress.
Thanks for the comments and taking the time to check out my build. There will be more to come I'm sure, as I'm constantly trying to improve it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #32
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Fantastic job. You tackled some major issues and you are going to have a great rig when you are completely finished. My very first rig was a 1969 Nomad, 19ft. Big difference - it was a single axle, and I pulled it with a 68 Pontiac 6 cylinder. Well, for one season, then I got an Oldsmobile V-8 which was a whole lot better.
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I would agree, this was an awesome job you did. I for one however would have kept the original wheel covers and left the fender skirt alone. Other then that everything else looks great...
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:53 PM   #34
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Thanks! I was hanging onto the wheel covers awhile then they got knocked off a shelf when I was moving and pretty much shattered. :/

The fender skirt on the other side was cracked up pretty bad, and at some point lost a chunk which is what prompted the trimming.
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What a great series of posts!. Your dedication to the trailer restoration is wonderful.
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Sweet Job! That thing has a ton of insulation, I bet it's nice and warm inside.
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Thanks! I was hanging onto the wheel covers awhile then they got knocked off a shelf when I was moving and pretty much shattered. :/

The fender skirt on the other side was cracked up pretty bad, and at some point lost a chunk which is what prompted the trimming.

Well then that case I totally understand.


I don't know why but I just love old things. I have a 73 Winnie 22' Class A I love but the wife hates it because it's old. Needs lots of attention as almost nothing works and the floor has soft spots from some broken water lines and old leaking roof. The PO replaced the roof but never finished the inside meaning you can see the plywood. The walls up near the celing is crumbling so that needs redone but the walls itself is fine just need new surface if you know what I mean.

It needs a hot water heater, new pipping (now it's 3/8 copper), fresh water tank and the propane needs update as it's the old set up. The rest is just easy modernizing stuff like new seat and cushion fabric and and replace some carpet.

I just wished I had your confidence and know how. You folks that do this stuff have no idea just how lucky you are and I commend you all...
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Absolutely amazing! I love reading threads like this.

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You will not be able to find the Lexell caulk at Home Depot. Search for it on the internet. Some one who does heating and air conditioning for a living recommended it. We were able tofind it at our local ACE hardwear. We took every inch of our exterior caulk off and replaced with Lexell. You want a caulk that flexes and provides UV protection. Read all the directions on the tube. I think it comes in clear.
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Another caulk to use on exterior of trailer

My friend also recommended this caulk for the exterior trailer. It is a Polyurethane caulk with UV protection. Sikaflex 1A. I haven't used this. Do a search for wwhere you can purchase this one. Found an interesting website. WWWGood Old VS.com Look under Service a used Rv.
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Well then that case I totally understand.


I don't know why but I just love old things. I have a 73 Winnie 22' Class A I love but the wife hates it because it's old. Needs lots of attention as almost nothing works and the floor has soft spots from some broken water lines and old leaking roof. The PO replaced the roof but never finished the inside meaning you can see the plywood. The walls up near the celing is crumbling so that needs redone but the walls itself is fine just need new surface if you know what I mean.

It needs a hot water heater, new pipping (now it's 3/8 copper), fresh water tank and the propane needs update as it's the old set up. The rest is just easy modernizing stuff like new seat and cushion fabric and and replace some carpet.

I just wished I had your confidence and know how. You folks that do this stuff have no idea just how lucky you are and I commend you all...
Just have to do some research and have some trial and error in all this. I know now I would have done things much differently than I had, but that is part of learning. My entire goal with the trailer is to utilize what works and update/modify what doesn't to fit my camping style.

Have been thinking about updating the green stripes outside, but i'm still on the fence there.

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You will not be able to find the Lexell caulk at Home Depot. Search for it on the internet. Some one who does heating and air conditioning for a living recommended it. We were able tofind it at our local ACE hardwear. We took every inch of our exterior caulk off and replaced with Lexell. You want a caulk that flexes and provides UV protection. Read all the directions on the tube. I think it comes in clear.
Yeah the stuff I bought is a paintable 100% silicone exterior grade that is guaranteed permanently waterproof, flexible, and will not shrink or crack. It was recommended by my uncle, who's a carpenter. Should do the job for at least a few years i imagine.

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My friend also recommended this caulk for the exterior trailer. It is a Polyurethane caulk with UV protection. Sikaflex 1A. I haven't used this. Do a search for wwhere you can purchase this one. Found an interesting website. WWWGood Old VS.com Look under Service a used Rv.
Sikaflex is good stuff, and lasts a very long time.
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Wow, thanks for sharing, you did an amazing job. Can't wait to see what you do to the trailer next.
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