In 2007 we were lucky enough to be given my husband's grandparents' trailer.
The trailer leaked like crazy and after a few years we decided to do a near complete gut.
Last summer I took out the vent and windows
, took off the belly band and tore out the ensolite. All except the top bunk cushions had to be thrown out.
The vinyl on the bunk cabinets was peeling off so that went as well.
This summer we started to put it all back together again. It's been a slow process, especially without a garage to work in. It's slowly getting there.
or inverter or both does not work, but we've always camped without hydro so it's not an issue.
Here's a few pictures of what we've done.
I filled all the holes with Bondo and took out as many of the metal plates (they were rusted) in the belly band as I could and then filled the belly band.
Afterwards the windows
all went back in with some fresh putty/butyl combination tape. We couldn't find pure butyl where we are. All the wood framing was rotted so we had to cut new ones out of plywood.
Next, my husband and I had to sand down the interior walls to remove all the old contact adhesive. This was a pain in the butt. It took us a few days and about $50 worth of nylon brush attachments for the drill. It was such a messy job and we were itching for days, it even went through our long shirts. We were both thrilled when this part was over.
I purchased 4' x 8' sheets of an EVA foam product. We ended up using PL 300 to get it to adhere to the fiberglass. So far it's working well. It even held up as we drove through Toronto in 42 degree celcius heat.
We also put in a new roof vent.
Right now it's usable, but in the next few weeks we'll likely be putting up a foam backed vinyl that I found. The vinyl is 60 inches wide and I paid $5.99/yard.
I have leftover cork flooring that I'll put down after all the walls are finished. We also need to get new cushions. We used my son's double mattress when we went camping last week and that was fine, but not something you'd want to lug in and out all the time.
I have loads of projects in mind, but just have to find the time to complete them.
Thanks for looking.