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Old 10-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Exterior skin 1971- 29ft. Int.

Looking at 71' trailer for sale by the road today. It's been sitting outside and I doubt ever been washed. Upper half of camper's finish looks rough and gone.No dents or holes. Can the exterior be brought back? or are New panels needed? sale price $5000.00

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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It isn't unusual for crud to grow on the exterior of a trailer after a few years in the elements. I would bet that the trailer you are looking at would look dramatically different after some elbow grease cleaning it up. 70's trailers also had a clear coat on the panels, and it is typical for this coating to be pealed/vaporized in the upper surfaces of the trailer. Again, the fix isn't to replace the panels, it is typically just to strip all of the clear coat. If the panels are dented, perforated, or dramatically corroded (looks like white powdery stuff), then replacement may be in order. I would not pay anywhere near $5000 for a trailer that needs panel replacement.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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You could just polish it out yourself and then continue to polish every 6 months like some of the VAC guys do or you could take it to a professional refinisher like P&S and get it stripped polished and recoated for less than replacing the panels. $5K does sound a bit high for a 71 without a gray tank.
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