They are already impressed with my gumption just at buying it! I can imagine how many honks we'll get when it actually looks like the cool little nest we're hoping for.
We tested it out for a weekend and I'm in [b]love. I can't imagine going back to tenting. We are the 3rd owner and the previous owner decided matt house paint
was the way to go.... oh it's ugly.
We have a wedding to go to on the island at the end of the month so we are hoping to do some quick cosmetic fixes and at least show off some potential for the long trek. After that (and probably at least 2 more shorter treks) she'll be in the garage all winter long getting done up properly for next summer.
My husband would really appreciate help with the door sag... I should take pictures of the crazy weather stripping job that was done to compensate for the door not aligning properly. He's a finishing carpenter so it's absolutely driving him mad... needs things to be plumb and level at all times. There are random screws poking through the paneling at the door where they made the 'adjustments' and those are also making him squirrely.
Our plans for the quick fix are to re-pack the bearings, recaulk or properly seal the plexiglass windows
(hopefully properly seal but if I can't find the parts...) Clean/check lights
, polish plexiglass and possibly just do a quick spray coat over the ugly house paint
Eventually we'd like to have it all stripped down/sanded/filled and properly painted but something has got to be done in the meanwhile. The innards are not terrible but we need to deal with a bit of lift in the lino and some broken hinges.
If it were up to me we'd hire a sitter and spend 2 weeks just toodling along on this thing... = )
I'll take pictures of why your door is sagging and post them tomorrow or the next day.
You are probably going to have a bit of work ahead of you but once everything is fixed and fixed correctly you'll be proud of your job and others will be amazed at your gumption.