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Old 10-07-2014, 05:15 PM   #15
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Go for it! I would check into the licensing first as I would hate to see you not be able to use it after all the work. I agree with the rest of the folks, scrub and scrub some more. I used bleach and water to kill the mold inside and out then see if there is a floor left especially under the fridge where rain may have gotten in through the missing vent cover.

No title is no real problem in Alberta as a bill of sale seems to cover it but in some states I guess its a real show stopper and can take a lot of paperwork and grief.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:25 PM   #16
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The elephant hide appears to be intact, but it looks like some of the plastic seam cover has come loose in places. Is it recommended to keep this covering? I guess it works as sound dampening, but I have seen other restoration projects where this material was removed to get down to the bare shell.

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Old 10-07-2014, 05:27 PM   #17
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I doubt there is a title. If there was one, it's long gone by now. Apparently, this was acquired years ago as a trade for work done by my in-laws.
Then you might be interested in this:
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:38 PM   #18
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Looks like trailers under 2000lbs do not need a title, you may be off the hook.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:40 PM   #19
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Check frame first-you may have more work to do there.
Windows need to be checked for leaks.
Soap and water and Bar Keeoers Friend for the outside.
If that works then a nice wax will make it shine.
The inside can be redone to suit your taste.
New tires may be needed.
We have a 1970 Campster that looked almost that bad outside and was absolutely trashed inside.
Some new plumbing, wiring, new floor and paint-yes,
we spent lots of time and elbow grease but now have a vintage beauty.
It can be done and is rewarding.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:43 PM   #20
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I've heard of support before, but this is amazing...thank you all so very much!!!

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It will all come off. Some might suggest a power washer but I would be reluctant to use one, unless you have a low power option and stay away from the windows. The power washer may blow apart what ever seals you have left on the windows. If you don't have a covered spot to put it in once you have it cleaned up and no time to take the windows out and reseal them you might be sorry..... I would hose it down and use a really big scrub brush to start with to get the worst off... then start working on a section at a time with bar keeps friend and a hand scrub brush. I would then probable try using one of the 3M Marine Fiberglass products to get the shine back once it was clean but I know others here will suggest Zip floor wax, which given the age of the trailer may give you the highest rate of return/shine on time spent.

Before you tow it anywhere make sure you put new wheel bearings and tires on it - that is assuming the outside lights work.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:47 PM   #21
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The plastic, (vinyl) seam cover has a ridge on the back that just snaps into a socket that is glued to the fibreglass. If it has ripples, which is common, then pull it off and boil it. That will soften it up and allow you to smooth it out. When cool, just snap it back on. DO NOT THROW IT AWAY, (like I did).
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:53 PM   #22
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Also, the broken tail light can be replaced. The orignal Bargman lights are available at a very reasonable price, here:
Fibreglass RV Parts, Repairs, and Service by Paul Neumeister
Maybe replace both, so they match.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:56 PM   #23
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Yeppers, I do think you are crazy. But, that is more than enough justification to shine this baby up to its original glory. Make sure you have fun along the way.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:17 PM   #24
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It will be so nice to see it clean and all fixed up. As others have said if frame, floor etc are good, go for it,
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The difference a good cleaning and shine can make is amazing. Lots of tips on the site for cleaning elephant hide, stuff seems to last forever and cleans up well. I would not remove unless damaged beyond use.

With the outside, cleaned and waxed it will amaze you.

Frame and floor will get you into more work and money if they have issues but weigh that against the cost of a nice sound camper of that vintage as part of deciding if it the right project for you. If not I bet someone else would be glad to get a crack at it.
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Looks like trailers under 2000lbs do not need a title, you may be off the hook.
Perhaps it will be fine in Florida but if they to sell elsewhere it could be an issue... title is always better than no title.
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Let the games begin!!!
You will be very pleasantly surprised what a little elbow grease and some Scrubbing Bubbles will do. An onion sack filled with charcoal briquettes [plain, not the smelly, impregnated, fast start type] will do to clear the air in a closed trailer. If you need parts just ask. Someone here will know where you can get them. Good luck with your project but be careful, these things can be addictive...
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Sorry, forgot to mention, document your progress with photographs and share them with us. We love photographs. SD
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