This is my trailer.
It's becoming an increasingly hot 'spring' here and the weather as well as many of your threads have motivated me to, like many of you, work on my eggy. I have a camping trip already planned for the 1st week of August and would like to do only the necessary work for that and then the total renovations afterwards.
I bought this little guy in Alberta in decent condition, (Summer 2014)
Reinforced Tongue welded to frame
Entrance door gasket falling apart
Not working 3-way cooler
Some loose rivets around closet and upper cabinet
Small crack on upper right of entrance but no leaks
Without any hesitation I took it out to Vancouver Island for the month of May and kinda.. well.. beat it up just a little bit.
Closet door hinges were falling off, cabinet latches snapping, and cabinet rivets loosening.
I signed up for another camping trip for last August and the road to the site was super bumpy, this led to the crack over the door to get a bit larger. The door swinging open while driving, and the closet door falling right off. The strike plate for the entrance latch also came right off.
I held the door shut by ratchet strapping it through a small lock hole in the door to the rear bumper. With the bumps on the road it put tension on the door and caused the crack to get larger.. Time to put the trailer aside for now.
I was really about to cut my losses and just sell the thing but I just couldn't. I know working on it will be more rewarding in the end.
I have a vision to work the interior and make it look like a gypsy wagon, with golden and brass trims, dark woods, foresty colours, velvety reds, detailing in the furniture, mosaics, mismatching cabinet handles etc. similar scheme to image below.
I will be posting my project on this thread and share photos and hope to hear feedback and learn from all of you in this community.
Happy Camping / Restoring!