Well the rose colored glasses have worn off... Spent some of the 4th making a list of stuff that needs to be done. First and foremost the carpet that the previous owner glued to the walls has to go. It looks horrible and he really didn't do that great of a job putting it up. Second are the windows
. They have these little aluminum tabs you push out to open them. They hardly open enough to get a breeze.
This is the kitchen window. You can see the bad job of recarpeting and the "window cranks"
This is the rear window. Same as the front only missing one of it's "cranks"
The side windows
are the same story with a twist. On the street side the frame is screwed shut. On the curb side the frame is missing altogether and a piece of plexi is screwed into the frame. All of the windows
have two or three layers of various types of caulking around them.
The original tailights have been replaced with generic tailights. You can't really see it, but the fiberglass under the rear bumer is cracked quite badly. Must have been banged against a tree stupm or curb or something.
The sink is there but not attached to anything, incoming water or drain. The 2 burner stove does work though. The ice box wouldn't keep dry ice even on the cool side. It has a huge crack in it.
The floor was replaced by the previous owner by putting 1/4" plywood over the 1/2" OSB with 2" screws, so the bottom of the trailer looks like a medivial cheese grater.
So here's the plan of action.
1) Entire trailer is going to be gutted out. The previous owner redid the dinette/bed and kitchen "cabinets" and are junk anyway. Carpet is going to be stripped out from the walls and ceiling.
2) Screws protruding from the bottom of the trailer get roto-zipped off.
3) Windows and frames removed and cleaned up. Plexi replaced and then reinstalled.
4) Roof dome removed, cleaned and reinstalled.
5) New carpet installed on walls and ceiling.
6) New bed frame, new kitchen cabinets built and installed. New fridge
and hook up the sink.
7) Install new flooring. Carpet/lino/laminate/whatever
After the interior is done, I am going to try my hand at fiberglass repair to fix the cracks and holes, replace the tailights, and see who is good around my area at painting
So maybe by 2018 when I retire it will be ready to go on the road:)