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Old 04-12-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Gutting and Rebuilding - What to do?

Hi there!

My hubby inherited a 1982 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite something or other. It is quite small and was in need of total gutting due to mice, leaks, and lack of upkeep.

The removal portion of the project is nearly done - we still have some ceiling, paneling, and floor to work on - and I'm trying to research options for the rebuild. Unfortunately, we are really limited in that we have a center door in the back, so we can only really consider "hallway" designs.

At this point, I need to figure out how to rebuild the bathroom - it had a very small wet bath - in a way that it will fit the shell AND my XXL husband. Also, I will need to build/buy another kitchenette that will hold a stove top (I'm not replacing the original oven) and small sink.

I want to, of course, optimize space and ease of use, but not give myself a coronary trying to find the "perfect" options.

Do you all have any suggestions about bath and kitchen layouts? I am working with a very tiny space (My hubby says he thought it was a 16ft, but does that make any sense?) and want to make it useable for 2 adults and 2 small children. I'll worry about the 4 large dogs later.

Thanks so much!

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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Remodeling trailer

Hi,welcome to the forum, Look in the vintage section for pictures,ideas on other remodels. See if their is a website for your particular trailer. It may show you different layouts. Use a screen house ,easyup shelter for the dogs to sleep in. Keep in mind that you may use the shower house at state parks,use flipflops. Go to page 3.date 2-29-2012 for the restoration on my 1990HiLo. Descriptions are their,a little hard to read in red ink. It may be worth considering another used trailer. It all depends on what your tow vehicle is. What you can safely tow. You also have to figure in wt. of people and gear. Figure 80% of what you are allowed for your tow vehicle.I,m not trying to descourage you. I just know the amt. of time and materials and $ it took us to remodel ours. We didn't have to replace the roof or any interior fixtures.Lots to consider. I hope this helps.

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Thanks, Sam. I really appreciate the input.
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