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Old 03-05-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hey all!

Super excited to have found this board. I'm new to the world of vintage trailers and am very excited about moving to this new chapter in my life.

I've renovated a number of houses and rebuilt a number of older vehicles so am no stranger to difficult stuff, but I've never dealt with a trailer before. So, I'm wondering...

There's a trailer in NJ that I'm very interested in but I'm in Maine. I've seen a ton of pictures and the seller has told me it tows well, but I'm wondering if with a trailer that's pretty much gutted if I need to have myself or someone go to look at it in person before making an offer. What would things be that I should ask about or look out for?

Thanks so much! Im looking forward to enjoying this community.

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Old 03-06-2016, 01:14 AM   #2
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There is a guy and his wife on here that have been doing the restorations on vintage TT's, and he can help you with your questions, shoot him a PM, his handle is (bap), and he started the "goodmorning" thread! A very smart guy when it comes to the old trailers!
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:23 PM   #3
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Why is it gutted? I would suspect water damage as a very first thing to look for and consider. All else pales in consideration, if there are large rotted sections or roof failures...
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Why is it gutted? I would suspect water damage as a very first thing to look for and consider. All else pales in consideration, if there are large rotted sections or roof failures...
Its gutted because the people were going to do a restoration but I think it ended up being more than they really wanted to do.

I got videos of the trailer and, to me, it looks fantastic. But, having not worked on an old trailer before, I'm not completely certain. Some surface rust on the frame that they scraped off in the video, the exterior skin is in amazing shape, only a couple panels with some dings on it, and the interior floor looks really nice (just a subfloor).

I'm trying to find someone who might take a look at the videos and tell me their thoughts on if it's worth buying, and if so, what they feel a fair price for it would be.
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