I own a 1988 Triggs goose-neck horse trailer with living quarters and I want to change things. I need to learn about fiberglass to see if my ideas will work. This trailer is mostly camper. It is a straight load trailer for two horses. If anyone wishes to know more details about straight load trailers I can explain more. can I make a drawing of the floor plan and post it? I would like to; at the very least change the poor design of the bathroom area and preferably the eating area too. That would mean changing a wall. A man I know that works on trailers says if he does it, it will cost more than I paid for the trailer. But he said that if he owned the trailer he would do it. He told me a few things but I am scared of doing the work. I have a bunch of questions and a Dilemma.
One question I have is about the floor. the camper section has real wood parquet flooring. I do not think it is original but I do not know. Can I just pry it up and replace it with linoleum?
Another question I have is how to add a little more 2"x6" horse strength flooring. If I make the changes I really want to make the horses will stand at an angle instead of going straight in ( called slant load). This is very popular and I think would be an advantage in my case. But that means changing the wall between the horses and the living area. The bathroom area has a nasty plain fiberglass floor and is next to the horse area. In changing it to a slant wall I would have to use part of the bathroom area for the horses and so would have to add a small amount more of the 2x6 flooring. Can that be done? what would it take to do it? Cutting the wall loose and turning it at an angle would not be a lot of work but do able. I would have to add some to the fiberglass wall and seal it back to the ceiling in the new place, but the flooring is what I am worried about.
I have owned this goose-neck horse trailer with living quarters for about 3 years and have used it very little. One reason is: the water and the bathroom and refrigerator
do not work. The water pump works and the water heater works but the pipes have leaks
. I can replace the old plastic pipes but if I am going to change the bathroom configuration I want to wait and do the pipes then.
I don't have much money to spend and do not know how much it would cost to do some of these things. At the very least I would like to change the eating arrangement. right now there is a bench on the right and a bench on the left with the table in between. the bathroom door is behind the table. so If someone wants to go through that door we have to disasemble the table and move it. I would like to have two seats on the left with a smaller table in between that could be lowered to make a couch/bed. but the problem I have with that is the water tank is under the left bench. I would need two smaller water tanks or some other arrangement. I am just in thinking stage right now.