I am an infrequent poster here, but you may have seen some of my project questions and other posts from a few years ago. Partway into this restoration, we found a very affordable parcel of land and have since built a tiny "bunkie", so this project trailer went unloved for a few years and I don't see us having the time to continue. I want to see it go to someone who will do something exciting with it and more importantly... ROAM
A few photos are attached but I will include more in the following posts. Please browse them and fully understand what you are getting into: a fun rewarding project that you can make your very own!
We bought this for about the same as I'm asking to sell - it was pitched as a waterproof shell needing an interior, with new wheels, bearings, lights
. Once we got it home, the story was a bit different - the shell was barely attached to the frame, it leaked, and the lights
were marginal. So I had to do some work...
It's registered and road worthy and I have done a lot of fundamental work on it already:
I jacked the body off the frame (not for te faint of heart), checked the frame for any issues (it was all solid), I painted the frame and reattached the body with new butyl tape and through bolt hardware. The original screws had disintegrated so all that was keeping it from flying off the frame was the old sealant. Now it is rock solid.
are new LED replacements - went with round rears since the originals were in rough shape.
Bottom of the trailer all around was fiberglass repaired (a few small holes and cracks) and coated in 2 part epoxy based truck bedliner and should last basically forever. THe wheel wells were done too so the fiberglass is protected from stones etc
Belly band was found to be leaking so I removed it all and patched it with fiberglass resin/cloth
Roof was sagging so I reinforced from the outside with a wood rib that maximizes interior headroom. This thing takes a snow load now!
Door was removed, stripped, painted and old broken hinges replaced with brand new - plus the latch was re-keyed and key is included.
Door opening has new weather strip
and wheels have almost no miles, includes spare.
Roll of weather strip for the front and rear windows
is included. The front window is installed but should be removed for painting
The rest of the shell had small leaks
repaired with epoxy (and fiberglass cloth as required)
Jalousie window hardware is all intact, both windows
have cranks and they work, screen hardware is all there and the skylight opens and closes and from what I can tell it does not leak.
While parked last year, a tree lost a branch and it landed on the top corner of the rear window, causing a fiberglass crack and the window to pop out. This window already had a crack in it and needed replacing anyways but now it needs a fiberglass repair before new plexi can be installed. YOu will also need to buy plexiglass. I will include enough brand new window weather strip to do the new install though.
This past week, an idiot kid smashed a jalousie window pane while this was parked behind our house. It will need a new panel (suggest plexiglass)
There are a few other minor fiberglass fix ups required, from various bumps which occurred in storage. It's not a ton of work but it's enough to make me hesitant to say "leak free once the windows
The interior is largely how we got it - no elephant skin any more, no fixtures, needs a full work up. I like to think of it as a blank slate :-)
Look at the photos - this is a project, it will take some work! Once the minor fiberglass repairs are done, it will need a full all round sanding (my belly band and other repairs have not been sanded down yet) and a few coats of paint
. We started with tremclad "recreational white" but only got halfway done the first coat before getting distracted by building a bunkie.
THE BOTTOM LINE
This trailer has great bones and a lot of the fundamental grunt work has been done. I'd like to get close to what we paid for it because I know there is value in the chassis, shell, lighting
, wheels, etc regardless of the repair needs. The hinges alone cost an arm and a leg!
That being said, I am open to reasonable offers and prefer to see this go to someone who will take it to its next life rather than have it sit unused forever with a too high price tag on it. So if you are serious, please drop me a line with an offer. I am not in a rush, but the sooner you take it the sooner you can start building the dream
PM me for contact details, I live West of Toronto.
Thanks for looking - I'm happy to answer questions!