Nothing like jumping in and getting my feet GOOD AND WET. I am not totally foreign to RV repairs/restorations/or home renos for that matter. Several years ago, I bought a small 7'.5" camper, ended up stripping it down, only to build a new one from the ground up. I got a feeling the trailer will probably be the same except there's less rotting and more fiberglass.
I love the little trailer and am looking at redoing it overtime. I have a 1979 Boler
trailer, the front and back windows
are one piece plexy glass, the sides are rectangular round cornered side sliding windows
with an upright rectangular modelled window for the door. The walls are the pebbly foam that is in really descent shape. The bench seating is wood framed, plywood topped with 1/8 panelling for the sides, and the cabinets are simular structure. The floor is original vinyl (I think it is fiberglass topped, atleast in the front and back where the frame rests in the molded insets. From the underside there appears to be plywood with about a 1.5" to 2" fiberglass lip around the perimeter of the trailer. I think there are four bolts in the outer front of the frame and 2-4 in the back behind each wheel well and bolts down the center for each cross member.
Initially, I was going to pull the shell off the frame and redo/ finish both, but after a closer look at the plywood flooring and some rotting, I am considering on replacing it. I have been reading boler
sites to determine how to proceed with the overhaul. Considerations I have in order of priority are:
1. The type of floor construction my trailer has, how to replace it and new flooring. The vinyl is brittle.
2. Frame condition and modifications
3. Exterior painting
4. Kitchen facilities considerations for furnace
, frig, and sink
5. Replacing interior wood seating and cabinets
6. Possible upgrades to the utilities and electrical
down the road
I hope to do the first 2- 3 points this year and the rest in the next year or so. I am just looking for some starting points for the first 2 considerations, if you have any advise to get me started that would be great. I hope to start in the next 3 weeks while I'm on holidays.
Next time I won't write so much.