Here is a link to our newest project. There won't be too many updates for a while since I'm currently deployed for the next few months. But plan on getting started on her when I get back. Since this is our first vintage trailer and we are new at this, we are trying to figure out what we can do ourselves and what work we should contract out. Any tips or advice on getting started?
Post by daydreamingirl on Aug 21, 2012 13:07:56 GMT -5
Just read your blog, love the history behind the name.
When we first got our trailer I thought all we would need to do is throw some paint on her. But I soon realized before we could do that we had to address some water damage. We also just wanted to paint the exterior, but first had to remover all the silicone our PO had smeared everywhere. That has led us to remove all the windows and replace the old buytl tape with new.
So I would start by making sure there is no wood rot lurking anywhere and that everything is solid. Depending on your skill levels I would think most the work can be done yourself.
My husband started cleaning out the interior and removing some panels. It looks like there is for sure some framing that needs to be replaced, hopefully most of it is still in good shape. We don't have an inside place to work on it so we are going to have to wait until the rainy season stops to really tear into it. We also know that one of the wheel wells was damaged so that needs to be fixed. I think the wood work won't be too difficult to figure out but metal fabrication is going to have to be outsourced.
Post by boandsusan on Aug 22, 2012 22:17:26 GMT -5
If hubby is removing interior panels, you may want to tell him to built a couple of "T" supports. Otherwise the walls tend to drop as the outer skin and the interior panels are what are supporting it, if there is frame rot. (please don`t ask how we know this, lol).