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Old 03-13-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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I have a older 1968 or 1969 Kountry Aire travel trailer that is about 19 feet in length. I would like to try to restore it to as close to original as possible. the electrical system work, as well as the gas to the stove. the heater system i do not trust as i do not know if it works. The water system we do not use as the system needs to be check out as well as the toilet system? the floor in the bath room needs to be replaced as well as the floor under the water tank
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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Sounds like a cool trailer. Maybe you can post pictures of it now and your progress along the way.

People around here love to see vintage tin.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:07 PM   #3
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Very true, I am one that loves the pictures.
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In my experience, the older they are, the simpler and easier they are to repair. Parts and upgrades are available and interchangeable with newer products.
There is one technology that you might have that isn't used much anymore.
Light fixtures that use 12v, household base bulbs. My 1969 Layton has these.
The floor repair sounds like your biggest issue. The flooring was there before any walls or cabinets. It is difficult to cut out and patch smaller areas because there is usually no framing or backing to secure new floor, where you make a cut along a wall etc.
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...There is one technology that you might have that isn't used much anymore.
Light fixtures that use 12v, household base bulbs...
You don't often see propane gas lamps in trailers anymore either.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:13 PM   #6
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You don't often see propane gas lamps in trailers anymore either.
Here are some photos of the kountry aire. The cover is to keep out the rain at the roof vent
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You don't often see propane gas lamps in trailers anymore either.
Added some photos of the trailer last week
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In my experience, the older they are, the simpler and easier they are to repair. Parts and upgrades are available and interchangeable with newer products.
There is one technology that you might have that isn't used much anymore.
Light fixtures that use 12v, household base bulbs. My 1969 Layton has these.
The floor repair sounds like your biggest issue. The flooring was there before any walls or cabinets. It is difficult to cut out and patch smaller areas because there is usually no framing or backing to secure new floor, where you make a cut along a wall etc.
Last week added photos of the camper
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Look slike a grand style TT A restoration would be a labor of love as the value after restoration wouldn't probably cover your time and materials BUT as one who just did it on a 78 Excel TT (20') you'll have a lot of fun doing it and when you pull into camps with an older one that looks new you'll se people watching you.
I like the curved over top sides. That may have saved you some roof rot. Pull all the screw on outside lap covers and replace the "clay" weather sealing and you may need new screws as the old ones will be rusty. Any joints or laps on the roof, clean good and use Eternabond tape on them. Great stuff!
You'll find the plumbing probably is copper. Put water in the tank (just a few gallons) turn on the pump and look for busted pipes. I'll bet you have a few. Splice them with woven vinyl tubing and clamps, work great also.
As ststed the systems are simple and easy to fix on older TTs.
Keep sending pics of your work
Good Luck to you.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:36 AM   #11
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Very cool looking kind of looks like my brothers. He bought one and leaves it on the farm for guest that come out to visit.
We saw a really old one last week at the park we were at looked brand new and yes had lots of folks looking at it. Same as ours, we got a lot of how did you get it to shine so well. I love your steps...
Enjoy, Tim
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