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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2015, 03:16:56 PM »
Hey Wegocampin, 

Any updates and pics for your progress in September?  I think of you every time I get a Pinterest suggestion on remodeling RVs. There are some pretty cool ideas out there!

Let us know how you are progressing.
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2015, 04:36:25 PM »
Hey Wegocampin,
Any updates and pics for your progress in September?

Ha!  I was thinking about this today too!  C'mon girl - let's have an update! :D

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2015, 07:45:48 PM »
Thanks for thinking of me. Unfortunately not a whole lot to update...we've hit the rainy season around here and I don't have a covered area to work on it. My plan is to purchase a cover next week, then when I have that I'm going to get the siding off so I can reframe where needed. I also need to fix the aluminum floor. Money and time! But I have to admit, I'm slightly obsessed with my project. Lol
Dan and Jamie
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« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2015, 02:51:28 AM »
okay... I have the vent cover for the fridge vent, and the Adco 5th wheel cover arrived today!! =) I should be able to get the cover on, and hopefully get the siding off so I can get to the side that needs repaired. I've also found a cutting board to use as a new counter top in the bathroom and bought a silver bowl I'm going to use as a vessel sink. And, I got new tools!! lol I got a 12" compound sliding miter saw and a router and router table. Should be a fun weekend.
Dan and Jamie
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2015, 05:25:30 AM »
Woop!
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2015, 01:14:04 PM »
Looks like a good project and a chance to make it your own.

What I see under the windows is water damage. Either from the windows or the roof.
Find the source of that before getting too far in.
It could simply have been windows that were not or did not close properly.
Check the ceiling for water stains.
Once any leaks are fixed, it is just basic DYI skills for the rest.

Take you time an plan the layout you want.
Appliances can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want.
Searching for sale items and being able to do the work yourselves will keep the cost down.

Good luck and keep us updated.

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2015, 02:20:58 PM »
That looks like a really cool project. Can't wait to see the progress and when it's finished.
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2015, 06:24:13 PM »
Finally had a break in the weather and got the cover on. That was definitely a fun experience... (note; my sarcasm here.) I had to climb up top, and pull it back. But, we got her done! Posted a pic in our album.
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
The rig: 1986 Aljo Alliance towed by a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500
Our project: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133318342@N04/X912BE

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2015, 06:56:07 AM »
Looks like you have put in a lot of work already!
 Anything new this week?
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2015, 03:08:00 PM »
Dan and Jamie,

After looking at your pictures I wondered if you ever considered taking her down to the frame and rebuilding from the frame up. Have to hand it to you, it takes a lot of courage to take on a project that size.
Hope you have fun and don,t become discouraged.

Tom

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« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2015, 06:17:12 PM »
Heading to home depot today to get lumber and screws. The weather has been pretty awful, so not much progress. Tc tom- there was really no need to tear her all the way down. The main damage is just to the one wall where I'm assuming water damage has come from the Windows and cargo doors needing resealed. The roof, bathroom, bedroom, etc. Are solid. Not to mention, we couldn't afford to tear her completely down and then rebuild her.
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
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Our project: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133318342@N04/X912BE

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2016, 04:20:14 AM »
I'm still here. =) Haven't touched the old girl all winter...The weather has been an issue. But, we did buy a new fridge for her. And I'm still obsessed with getting it done. As soon as the weather starts improving, I'm on it.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Vissani-9-9-cu-ft-Top-Freezer-Refrigerator-in-White-HVDR1040W/205429596
Dan and Jamie
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2016, 10:22:25 AM »
Yay.  :)
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2016, 06:12:01 AM »
I've enjoyed looking at your pictures! Can't wait to see your finished project!

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2016, 01:07:10 PM »
looking good- lots of work but worth it in the end. very happy you went for it, that's how we do things and always enjoy the results. hopefully the weather will cooperate and you will be back at it.
Gonna put the world away for a minute......
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2016, 11:36:38 PM »
I think this is great you are doing it. Keep at it and enjoy.

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2016, 02:03:32 AM »
Thanks all. After talking with the boyfriend, we've decided to make a few more changes. First, I'm going to pull the oven out and put more storage and counter space there. We are going to just purchase a portable cook top, since most of our cooking will be done outside anyhow. I don't see when/how/where I would ever need an oven. Second, I'm going to add a tankless hot water heater. The heater that's in it now is not in great shape, so this is a cost effective alternative to replacing that.  8)
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
The rig: 1986 Aljo Alliance towed by a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500
Our project: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133318342@N04/X912BE

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2016, 05:31:42 PM »
Whew!!! Tearing into her some more. I got the door off, a window out, and almost the whole bottom of the passenger side demo'd. While pulling off the aluminum siding though I pretty much ruined a couple of pieces... Sooo, we are heading to a salvage yard I found online about an hour away this weekend. Hopefully they will have what we need, otherwise I'll have to use some bondo and improvise. I also found more water damage in the rear corner, so I will have to tear that out and rebuild it. Slowly bot surely!!
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
The rig: 1986 Aljo Alliance towed by a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500
Our project: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133318342@N04/X912BE

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2016, 11:38:56 AM »
Glad to hear you went ahead with project. I'm new to the forum, so was just reading some older posts. We rehabbed our first TT. By we, I mean Dh and his dad. ;) I helped with some stuff.
They had to gut the front where the walls and floor had water damage. His dad's golf club was remodeling at the time, and their paneling was the same as out TT, so we got some free walls. In retrospect, I wish I had just painted the walls, but it still looked old fashioned nice. :)

Tip for your fridge. I'm assuming there's an access panel on the outside, make sure no birds or bees can get through the cover (ie if it's louvered, etc.) If that means lining the inside with a fine mesh, I'd recommend it. First year out, we had a birds nest on top, and bees were next. What a pita. The vent on the roof, meant for the rv fridge we no longer had would allow rain to splash inside, which caused minor water. I think dh blocked it up with hard foam. We used a tall mini fridge and it worked fine for us. A lot cheaper than a $1k rv fridge. We bought a used rv fridge but it didn't work like seller said, so we sold it to a fixer.

I agree on the stove removal. I never use a stove when we camp. Were always at campgrounds, no boondocking. I wish we had just removed ours and put micro in it's place or storage. It would have been easier than cutting and fixing uppers to fit micro. We use tripod, electric skillet, and or/grill most of the time, and toaster oven for breakfast breads. This year will be interesting, we bought a newer to us fixer. Just the floor, front and back. Making progress, but I have lots of sewing to do.

Good luck reframing it all. Find some planks you can walk on the meantime. Glad you got a squared door frame. Have you seen the screen door hacks on Pinterest? Cute.
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2016, 02:32:31 AM »
Thanks for the replies and the encouragement! Wouldn't you know it.. the weather has been great all week, but come the weekend, rain.  ::) We also seem to have had a litter of kittens born under the old girl... Soooo, off to the humane society with them. Hopefully they find good homes. I keep coming up with all these ideas and plans, I just really want to implement them! lol I bought an exterior shower for 20 bucks, I'm excited for that. I also think I'm going to pretty much gut the living area, other than the fridge and sliding pantry shelf. We bought a new deeper sink, and I am thinking of just custom building a countertop with storage shelving underneath. There's so much wasted and unaccessible space the way it is now. We'll see...
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
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Our project: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133318342@N04/X912BE

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2016, 05:33:41 AM »
Added some new photos to my flickr gallery. =)
Dan and Jamie
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2016, 01:23:12 AM »
What an interesting summer it's been. I got a ton of work done on her, but since I'm learning as I  go, not as much as I'd like. We also got a lovely notice from our landlords that we have to move since they are selling the house, so that's taken over time and budget. THEN, we got a notice from the city that we were violating city code by having the RV in the condition it's in on our property. I call BS, but whatever. I'm glad we're moving. It's a place on 5 acres with a nice big shop, so plenty of room to get her done. I still have the vision!!  :P ;D
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
The rig: 1986 Aljo Alliance towed by a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500
Our project: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133318342@N04/X912BE

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2016, 02:48:13 AM »
Can I just say, I will never complain about my RV wallpaper again?? :)

Congrats on persisting and getting her this far!
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2016, 03:06:39 AM »
Glad your enforced relocation is working out. :) It may be the best thing to have happened. If you have any more piccies, please put them up - we'd like to see!

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« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2016, 05:07:48 PM »
hehe. The wallpaper will be painted, eventually. I will update pics too. I've got most of the siding up and windows installed. Need to get the doors put back on.  ;)
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2016, 04:42:34 PM »
Other than being dated and ugly, and I say that with respect, all motorhomes and campers over 5 years old look like they where designed in the 70's.. 
your in it right for what it needs, do it right and you can probably flip it and make some miney
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2016, 04:16:06 PM »
Wegocampin... good work!  ;D
I started reading the thread from the first post and thought... what could be bought for 7 Benjamins?  ???
BUT after seeing the pictures I am definitely jealous!  :(  You are rehabing it as I would have and it looks marvelous... I am a retired contractor and always wanted to build my own RV... gut the whole thing and lay out the floor plan the way I wanted.  ;)
Once again good work and please update the photos... don't know that I'd paint over wall paper though but that's just me.  :-[

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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2017, 11:41:23 PM »
I'm getting ready to paint the bedroom. I've posted pics in my album. I am going to do DIY floors (Plywood cut into strips and laid like a wood floor, then stain and poly.) Progress!
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2017, 01:13:07 AM »
Hey! Good to hear you're still at it. I do think of you from time to time and look forward to your next update. Hopefully the weather will get better but meantime, get those pics up of the next interior steps!
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Re: Our project trailer
« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2017, 02:15:59 AM »
Thanks Dougie!! We actually just got 8 inches of snow!!  :o That's a lot for us here. I still need to button up the outside, but for now I can work on the bedroom and bathroom areas where I know for sure there are no leaks. It's taking me a lot of time, but I still have a good idea of how it will look when I'm done.  ;)
Dan and Jamie
The fur kid; Gizmo
The rig: 1986 Aljo Alliance towed by a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500
Our project: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133318342@N04/X912BE

 

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