Post by happydaymomma on Mar 14, 2013 23:01:03 GMT -5
So here's my project...
She's in bad shape. Floor completely rotten. Windows broken. Rot all over. What I want to know is: What's it going to cost me to have somebody else do the rebuild? I don't think I have the time, work space, or knowledge yet to tackle this on my own. But she was given to me and I just can't stand to let her get away!
Post by harrison429 on Mar 15, 2013 6:48:52 GMT -5
oh my, my, i can't even begin to imagine what this will take so i'm glad vikx chimed in first! the worst is that pimple on her forehead (aka an a/c unit ) but like i just said, free is the best price to start a rebuild with. you might feel less challenged and more inspired if you siimply clean it up. yes, she'll still need a rebuild but you'll have a better idea of what a beauty she can be when repaired. Good luck.
Post by happydaymomma on Mar 15, 2013 14:13:07 GMT -5
Spoke with my Dad this morning and he said I can keep it on the property where it is and pull it up under one of the car ports to clean it up and work on it. So that's good.
Now, does anybody have suggestions for getting rid of wasps? The camper is full of junk too and the floor is rotting out, so I'm a little hesitant to get in there with a can of wasp spray...escape route is a bit sketchy!
Post by happydaymomma on Mar 15, 2013 14:29:52 GMT -5
Oh yeah, and here's a pic of the (what seems to be distinctive to me) hitch:
My hubby and I searched with a wire brush for over an hour last weekend trying to find the VIN somewhere on the hitch with no success. Finally he realized that there are extra "forks" added onto the hitch, so we may never find that VIN if it's under a weld joint.
So an old guy and a little kid died and headed off to heaven. St Peter met them at the gate and showed them each to the rooms they would be in for eternity.
He opened adoor for the old guy. The room was full of horse poop. The old guy said, "I thought this was supposed to be Heaven! You mean I have to spend the rest of eternity in a room full of horse s**t?" St Peter said yes, and closed the door.
Next, he took the little kid to a room. He opened the door. The room was full of horse s**t. The little kid was delirious with joy, ran into the room and jumped into the pile, throwing the poop all around. St Peter asked, "What are you so happy about? It's a pile of horse poop!" The little kid looked at St Peter and said, "With all of this s**t, there has GOT to be a pony in here somewhere!
There's a pony somewhere in there, and it's going to be a show quality one when you're done flinging all the poop away! Congrats for taking on the job of rescuing this gorgeous little trailer!
Shakespeare's Hamlet was such a gloomy Gus, but THIS Hamlet's people are always looking for ponies.
That's how we found Hamlet as well as a little wreck of a pre WW2 bungalow that needed restoring. Both were hiding under piles of poop (in the house, that is pretty much literal), and both have turned out to be little jewels. We're very fortunate that we have had the time, resources and skills to take on both projects, and will enjoy the benefits of our labors on both for many years to come.
The only thing Hamlet's people are doing at this time is trying to get two houses (ours and elderly parents') ready to sell, and add onto the little pre WW2 bungalow we bought and restored a couple years ago so they can live with us, so no trailer projects. We're hoping to run into another complete wreck of an old Compact so we can do pretty much the same setup as we did with Hamlet. (We DO like that hot shower!)
If someone made it. Someone can fix it. I am working on one worse. I just buy a few pieces of wood a month as I can afford it. I have a $Grand in mine already and it is just a pile of wood right now. But it didn't hurt at between $18 and $30 bucks a month.