After a couple years of looking we had a little adventure & did a 2am to 930 pm round trip to pick up our "new to us" 86 Cadet
. It took some creative use of our finances and on first look we knew we had a project ahead of us. There I was thinking ... scrub with TSP, rip MapTack off windows
(up instead of curtains!!), make curtains, replace outside plastic cover thingeys on electrical
cord pull-through... you know used trailer repairs. Windows
need replacing, but could hold until this winter when the budget will allow but, with elbow grease, useable for the rest of the summer... The next morning DH goes out to "clean out" the trailer of all the "stuff" they'd left in it. When I go out two hours later he has the rear dinette turfed out on the grass and the fibreboard (?) ripped out of quarter of the trailer.
"What are you doing honey ?!?!?"
- in my sweetest voice... Apparently he didn't see it as being as useable as I did & was planning to have it ready for "maybe the May long weekend"! After judicious negotiations we're now aiming for an autumn inaugural tour.
- under the fibre board was a "blanket" like the spongey/velvety blankets for on your beds... DH has heard of a spray on insulator "paint" that is R12. Any idea what the R value of the blanket stuff/fibre board was? Any experience with the paint
- where do we go for windows
??? Any advice as to which are the best types?? Crank out strips of windows or sliders?? The ones we HAVE to replace are the front and back. We want to be able to open them for the breeze, but they need to stand up to wind at travel...
- Kitchen... gone! He saved the sink, stove and cooler (a plug into car lighter type), and junked the rest. His vision included stainless steel counter top and back splash and Ikea bins for drawers... I like that... hints on where to get other parts??
- Is the order of doing: paint
, replace windows, flooring, new wall coating (and/or) new fibreboard, electrical
before board if it's going up, interior bits & pieces, kitchen...?
We live just east of Ottawa, Ontario and would like to buy reasonably close to avoid spending more from our hemorraging finances on shipping, and so we can see / figure out what we are buying before jumping in.
All is not lost though, DH is a shop teacher and has built several beautiful pieces of furniture for our house, as well as our designing / contracting / building / inspecting the actual house as well. He has talent, just not the amount of spare time it'll probably take to get it done on my timetable (yesterday!). After our many adventures, he continues to surprise me!