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RedandSilver

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Re: New Remodel Start to Finish - Total Beginner!
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2017, 06:41:22 PM »
Hey Kat, I hope you got a really really good deal (low price) on this project TT you are working on.

Well, I guess at least your learning a lot about this TT and will know how to fix anything that goes wrong from here on out,
since it seems you could of stripped it to the studs and started from scratch.  :'(

Well at least it's Spring according to the calendar - so warm weather shouldn't be to far away for any of us.
And I assume that for you and most of us that warm weather is much nicer to work in than freezing cold or ever rainy weather.

Keep up the good work.
2002 Rexhall Rose Air  Cummins 8.3  350hp

Katammers

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Re: New Remodel Start to Finish - Total Beginner!
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2017, 07:02:52 PM »
Hey Kat, I hope you got a really really good deal (low price) on this project TT you are working on.

Well, I guess at least your learning a lot about this TT and will know how to fix anything that goes wrong from here on out,
since it seems you could of stripped it to the studs and started from scratch.  :'(

Well at least it's Spring according to the calendar - so warm weather shouldn't be to far away for any of us.
And I assume that for you and most of us that warm weather is much nicer to work in than freezing cold or ever rainy weather.

Keep up the good work.

I....think I got a good deal? The asking price was $4000 and when I offered $3800 he took it immediately so I guess I should have bid lower.

I'm not really that bitter about the price. Everything around here was a lot higher priced or completely junked. I think at the end of the day about $5000 will have gone into it total after all the repairs. We did encounter a lot of problems with this, though. But I'm happy with the project overall and the time I get to spend with my Dad, so it's okay. :)
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

Fyrediver

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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2017, 08:25:41 PM »
Very inspirational! 

Now that the tub's been sitting a bit are you still happy with the refinish?  Any suggestions?  We have an older travel trailer that has a dingy tub.  That refinish may just brighten up the room a bit. 

I'll definitely start my projects a little smaller than yours!
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Katammers

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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2017, 09:15:04 PM »
Alright!

So some good progress: We've finished converting the dinette area into a desk/working area. I'm super happy with it.

Here's a video documenting the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LdsEQZCjv8&t=119s

And below is the before and after photo of the area.

I've ordered supplies to fix the roof and those should be arriving soon!
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

Katammers

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Re: New Remodel Start to Finish - Total Beginner!
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2017, 09:16:55 PM »
Very inspirational! 

Now that the tub's been sitting a bit are you still happy with the refinish?  Any suggestions?  We have an older travel trailer that has a dingy tub.  That refinish may just brighten up the room a bit. 

I'll definitely start my projects a little smaller than yours!

Well this WAS supposed to be a smaller project. I guess the universe had other ideas.

I'm happy with the tub still but I also haven't used it and it's been hard to protect from the ceiling above it falling apart. So, we'll see! The kit was affordable and easy to use - much cheaper than replacing the tub entirely so if you're just looking for something fresher I think it would work. :)
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

73Camper

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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2017, 04:48:59 PM »
Looks like you have a great base to work with. Good luck!
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Katammers

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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2017, 05:59:52 PM »
Alright! Things are....sort of moving along. Here's a new video in which I remodel the kitchen cabinets and buy an adorable microwave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab5yMF9RZMQ

Attached are some before/after photos of the kitchen area.
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

RedandSilver

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« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2017, 07:49:45 PM »
Looking Good.

I like that you brightened up the area.

Keep up the pace and soon you will be ready to roll.
2002 Rexhall Rose Air  Cummins 8.3  350hp

Katammers

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« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2017, 07:40:54 PM »
Looking Good.

I like that you brightened up the area.

Keep up the pace and soon you will be ready to roll.

Thanks! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Another update already! In this video I refinished the countertop with Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating and like 50 hairs from my head (hairs not an intentional part of the design).

https://youtu.be/wJcGc8c3nnU
« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 07:43:25 PM by Katammers »
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

Gods Country

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« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2017, 08:00:34 PM »
Did you fix the roof yet?

It's nice to see how you are putting a clean woman's touch (for the lack of a better term) on the trailer.

You go girl!   ;D

Katammers

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« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2017, 11:54:15 AM »
Don't bring up the roof!!! lol

We've actually been working on it for the past few days. We've just got to cover the roof with rubber sealant and then the roof is fixed, but we still have to undo allll the damage done in the bathroom.
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

alan6051964

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« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2017, 01:51:10 PM »
Very nice work !. looks great !!. I feel for ya on the roof :-(, that is some long , hard work. if your bathroom walls are bad ?, more than likely, the roof decking is bad as well, and just putting rubber sealant on it is just a band aid. your call, but me ?, I would deff be inspecting/replacing what ever is wrong with the roof if it needs it ?. keep up the good work !.
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kwbush

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Re: New Remodel Start to Finish - Total Beginner!
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2017, 05:26:12 PM »
1st... Thank you for your service!
2nd... Nice job on the reconstruction! For a long time I've entertained the thought of reconstructing an older TT but haven't yet found that perfect unit to restore.
3rd... viewed all 9 of your youtube postings and I am really interested in the finished product... keep it up!

Keith
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Katammers

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« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2017, 11:16:42 PM »
1st... Thank you for your service!
2nd... Nice job on the reconstruction! For a long time I've entertained the thought of reconstructing an older TT but haven't yet found that perfect unit to restore.
3rd... viewed all 9 of your youtube postings and I am really interested in the finished product... keep it up!

Keith

Thanks! Hopefully you'll stick around to the end. :)
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

Katammers

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« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2017, 11:20:25 PM »
So this last week has been insane. I was trying to leave last Monday and we spent a week busting our butts to get the trailer done - but by midnight on Sunday the toilet was leaking everywhere and the bathroom door still wasn't on so me and Papa H unfortunately called it quits. So he's out of town and I'm hoping to get on the road next week.

Everything has been going wrong - non-stop rain, mystery leaks in the kitchen, the ceiling falling down in the bathroom - it's just been awful. I am SO ready for this to be over.

Here's a new video on how we fixed the roof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDmczfQUoKk
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

Gods Country

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« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2017, 07:30:55 AM »
Not exactly sure where you are heading off too, but you may want to keep it close to home for a short trip or two so you can iron out any issues that may arise after hauling it down the road.

Katammers

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« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2017, 09:14:50 PM »
Ugh this bathroom. I'm sick of looking at it. Before and afters attached, here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejPaCGVzyTY
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

RedandSilver

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« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2017, 09:27:20 PM »
Looks good.

Any idea when you will be road ready?
2002 Rexhall Rose Air  Cummins 8.3  350hp

Katammers

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« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2017, 11:52:00 PM »
Looks good.

Any idea when you will be road ready?

Soon! Maybe day after tomorrow? We've only got a few things to finish - the curtains, and a few odds and ends. We'll hopefully be finishing up everything tomorrow and I can move all my stuff in!

We finished the flooring which I think has been my favorite part of doing the trailer so far because I mostly just laid around on the floor while doing it. Here's the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV44tLR1fu4
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

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« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2017, 01:18:43 AM »
I got the same flooring as you except Haley Oak. Kind of miffed because I bought a compressor and brad nailer and haven't been able to use it yet!!! I'm still on the fence to get just a cook top like yours or one with an oven. At the start I was thinking there's no way she's going to end up with anything nice and still a piece of junk. Nice job. Your dad will probably spend the next 6 months in his easy chair.
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Katammers

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« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2017, 06:27:16 PM »
I got the same flooring as you except Haley Oak. Kind of pissed because I bought a compressor and brad nailer and haven't been able to use it yet!!! I'm still on the fence to get just a cook top like yours or one with an oven. At the start I was thinking there's no way she's going to end up with anything nice and still a piece of shit. Nice job. Your dad will probably spend the next 6 months in his easy chair.

We were talking about adding a hitch to the back of the trailer that he could just sit on and get pulled around the country to make various repairs but I don't think that's going to work.

Things are going well today. Did I mention I dropped my tape measure in the poophole and had to fish it out? That was great.
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

SkateBoard

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« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2017, 06:30:09 PM »
Poopie girl

Katammers

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« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2017, 09:00:35 PM »
You guys...We're so close to done!

Two new videos: This one explains how we converted two areas into drawer storage. The first used to be the storage under the dinette seating that you had to lift up to access. Forget that! It's a drawer now. The second was a low cabinet over by the bed so I can reach into the depths of the trailer in the middle of the night. Nope! Drawer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL_TbRf-iqw

Then here is a video about what I did for window treatments. We made two curtain valances that I installed hacked roller shades in that I sewed my own curtains for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmTjSJk3GLw

I'm at the point where I'm moving my things in and deciding, hmmm...do I really need this third purse? Yes I do! I'm planning on leaving this Sunday, and I'm kind of nervous about it.
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

Katammers

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« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2017, 09:16:26 PM »
Also, I have been informed that while fixing the roof I did not use butyl tape correctly.

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hate to break the bad news but that is not the proper use of butyl tape.  the tape is supposed to go under the trim ring of the fan,  then the fan is screwed down,  then you trim the excess tape so that it's flush with the trim ring.  then if you want you can apply a self leveling lap sealant.

If this is true: my bad! But it's way too late to....un-butyl tape the trailer. I added a note onto my video for other seeking advice to do additional research before you go tape crazy like we did.
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

Katammers

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« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2017, 06:36:29 PM »
Hey everybody.....

WE'RE DONE!!!

I've been on the road for just a little while now. Cheyenne, Denver, Salt Lake City, now Reno. I've had a few setbacks but overall I'm glad this son of a bitch is done. I'm sick of looking at it but now I have to live in it! Here's the final before/after photos and a few extras for all of you who have been following this.

I'll be doing another final video, but other than that, thanks for staying tuned! If you like you can watch me on Instagram @tammyhineline if you want to follow me down to Los Angeles and then back to Virginia.

Here are some notes:

1. If you want to eat chocolate, probably don't make your couch cushions white.
2. My cat has decided that she wants to sleep in the closet all day and then crawl all over me all night.
3. Wow this is a small bed. (I am 5'10)



Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

Gods Country

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« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2017, 06:53:43 PM »
Wow that really looks great.  Awesome space utilization.

Enjoy your wanders.

Fyrediver

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« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2017, 08:36:54 PM »
That's awesome!  Congratulations!
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alan6051964

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« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2017, 08:38:06 PM »
outstanding !!!. very nice work that you and your dad has done !!!, hats off to ya'll ! :-).
1992 22ft Fleetwood wilderness TT

luvabargain

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« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2017, 04:33:52 PM »
You have done a beautiful job!  You should be proud of yourself.  I have watched your videos for several months and am so glad you were able to get moving on this and get it done despite setbacks and weather constrictions. 

Katammers

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« Reply #59 on: July 22, 2017, 01:43:51 AM »
Thanks everyone for hanging out with me so far.

Now, I need your help:

I have flies. I don't know where they're coming from. I haven't had this problem until I parked in my month-long spot in LA. I'm getting flies every day - I'm talking 9 or 10 large house flies.

At first I thought they were coming up through the sewer and gray tanks but I don't know how. I stuffed a sock in the bathtub drain and I thought it helped but today....flies.

I open the door once or twice a day to leave and come home. No windows are open. I don't keep trash in the trailer and I scoop the litter box regularly.

Has anyone had this problem? How are these bastards GETTING IN!?

Somebody help meeeee.
Check out my trailer renovation web series here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZ5xqgzeiU&t=21s

 

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