Originally Posted by kapitan
What would I need to look at and how hard hard it is to bring it back to a fair good condition (again assuming If still available)? I need your input pls. Thanks
There is a checklist somewhere of things to look at, but particular to this type of trailer: look for cracks in the fiberglass; the square design isn't as good at avoiding them as rounder eggs. Check the poptop mechanism- fabric can be replaced, springs can be replaced, but if none of it is functional you might have a hard time getting parts. The floor is plywood over fiberglass so as long as the fiberglass is good underneath you could replace the floor if you need to; most go spongy near the door first unless there have been leaks
This trailer uses the kitchen wall-fridge wall as part of its roof support so if that has been removed something should have replaced it.
I had problems with the leaf springs in mine being really sticky and had to have a part replaced (can't remember what it was called but it lets the spring move independent of the trailer, sort of a hinge.) Not a big expense.
Pretty much nothing is a single huge expense- but you can get a whole lot of small expenses if nothing is in working order. Mine was in pretty good shape but right off hand it needed new wiring to the tow, new tires
, one new wheel as the spare was a different size, new floor covering (I put it over vinyl that would have been usable) the spring thingy, a propane
tank, curtains, upholstery (if I hadn't just made a permanent bed,) and a new wheel jack and something for the outside (I used poli glo so no painting
.) And it is nowhere near restored, just made comfortable and in working order.