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Old 06-02-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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Just got our Caravel back from being professionally polished (see www.revitalizedtrailers.com ). That was after my wife and I spent most of a year refurbishing it from stem to stern. There was just a bit of floor rot near the door that I was able to piece in. No major body dings as you can see. New axle, electrical, water heater, refrigerator, floor, upholstery, curtains. Rebuilt the galley and upper cab. on curb side, but just refinished the street side cabinets and woodwork. The radio is a 1947 my brother refinished (his hobby). Just need to paint the lower half of the bath and she'll be done. We are so happy with it and look forward to many years of enjoying it and hopefully meeting some of you along the way. This website has been extremely valuable in the process, so thanks to all of you who contribute your advice and expreiences. Hope I got the picures posted right. They may not be in order, but it's obvious which are "before" (exterior photos the day we picked it up in Boise, ID. All the indide shots are after refurbishing. I have many photos of the "process" if any of you want to see specific repairs, etc.

Mark and Sharon Rauch
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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That's a great looking unit. I am sure you are proud of her.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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Nice Caravel

Mark and Sharon,
You have done a very nice job on your trailer. I am almost finished with polishing mine, should be finished with it in about another week. It's a 67 Caravel. These little units are Airstreamers best kept secret.

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:48 PM   #4
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WOW I need my sunglasses. They look great!
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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Wow Levon you sure know how to polish a trailer, that's shiny.

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:44 PM   #6
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Congrats, those are both beauties! It's nice to be finished. Take my word for it, they are even more fun when you can just grab them and go and not worry about fixing something every trip
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:34 AM   #7
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Congrats, those are both beauties! It's nice to be finished. Take my word for it, they are even more fun when you can just grab them and go and not worry about fixing something every trip

I didn't know there could be a time like that! But glad that I now know that it is achievable

Nice looking trailer - I can't imagine the time you've put in polishing. Probably worth every minute....

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Old 06-04-2009, 01:06 PM   #9
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Nice polish
I'll see you on the road.... Vintage AS Rally in BC come Aug
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