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Old 05-21-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Modify all original or keep vintage?

My guy and I are having a hard time deciding what/how much we want to do to out 1973 Play Pac super hitch hut.
How many of these are left? 10 on here right?
I think ours is the only 100% original one left.
We feel we have a responsibility. Although we can't quit pin down why or to who.
What is everyone's thoughts on this?


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Old 05-21-2015, 01:07 PM   #2
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  1. Does the original design work for you?
  2. Is it a museum piece?
  3. Could the original interior be recreated if someone ever wanted to turn it into a museum piece?

Based on your registry photos, the answers to the 2nd and 3rd questions appear to be "no" and "yes," respectively. Only you know the answer to the 1st question, but I assume you wouldn't be asking unless it were "no."

My personal opinion is to take lots of pictures and then do what you want.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:51 PM   #3
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What makes it museum piece? I'm sure it's it the best condition of any part original camper. There is only the crazy wall paper thing going on. It's been in a barn since 1980 not used


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Old 05-21-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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We love the layout...just wonder if making it modern and pretty is worth it


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Old 05-21-2015, 01:54 PM   #5
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Things like tear out the carpet, replace original good condition cushions, replace table, counters etc, put holes/drawers in. Paint, replace fridge/heater. Install sound


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Old 05-21-2015, 02:11 PM   #6
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I say, make it your own.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:42 PM   #7
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Use it for a year as is then see how you feel about it. Its yours you own it, it doesn't own you. Be the boss and make the decisions.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:30 PM   #8
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We have had it since 2011. This is the first time we thought of modifying it


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Old 05-21-2015, 05:53 PM   #9
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Do what you feel and want. There is no financial advantage to either modifying or original (not like a 1964 Mustang) in fact is anything a fixed up will return a higher return, but we are not talking about selling.

I went through a similar decision on my Boler, but quickly I decided to modify it to the layout and improvements that worked for us, but also kept the vintage look. We love our Boler and have a lot of pride in what we have accomplished and the comments and compliments we get.

In short do what you want, do what you can do, do what you can afford. Make memories.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:10 PM   #10
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Look for sources of inspiration

Research google images/pinterest for DIY trailer redo(s) and see if anything strikes your fancy. You will see what you are drawn to over and over again. That will tell you what you really want to do.

Most of all have fun!
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:34 PM   #11
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Hi Meghan,

Have you heard of ? Your trailer is very cute, what a lucky find.
You've owned it some years now, if you feel like re-decorating, go for it, I'd say.
Babs ? just re-did her trailer, it looks fabulous, great color scheme. I'm sure you'll see others that you love. Just wait a day and see if you still love it the next ;-)
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:36 PM   #12
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Sorry Meghan, made typo above and wrong URL showed up.

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Old 05-21-2015, 07:55 PM   #13
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Ok but my guy tells me to make sure I say...this may be THE ONLY ONE in existence. And we feel like we may be destroying history. *******guilt*****


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I really don't think you need to feel that way. First, judging by your pictures, it is stock, but hardly show quality. It has some rough edges that diminish your enjoyment of the trailer. Second, the way the interior is built looks like it could be fairly easily restored to stock appearance later if someone really wanted to do that. It's not like you are hacking up irreplaceable fiberglass components for which there are no molds. Third, you can preserve the original appearance for posterity with a very thorough album of photographs. And fourth, I'm pretty sure the maker of this trailer would be most happy to see it being used and enjoyed. By you!
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