Originally Posted by MayaPapaya
I have a 1962
Globetrotter that I want to fix up and use. I'm not emotionally invested in retaining the original feel of the interior materials. I like the layout but would like to have some fun with the choices I make. Will I hurt the value of my trailer if I keep the layout but go a little crazy on the inside?
Are the interior panels aluminum or fiberglass? Is that something that is a nightmare to polish? I was thinking of airbrushing a sky and clouds on the walls and ceiling if stripping and polishing doesn't make sense.
Do composting toilets hurt the value? They seem so much more practical if you are not staying somewhere you can dump your tank frequently.
Customizing always brings up the question of value.
As long as your changes function correctly, then pleasing your wishes is the way to go.
Certainly however, when it comes to resale, who would want to partake the same wishes as yours?
If you plan on keeping the trailer for many years, then handing it down to the kids or another family member, is always a nice way to go.
Keep in mind, make the coach waterproof as well as replacing the axle, if needed, as torsion axles only last about 25 years. It's not the axle that fails, but it is the rubber rods within the axle tube that fails. Most importantly, those rods cannot be replaced.
While your at it, replace the shocks as well.
Check all the window and door gaskets. Upgraded gaskets are available, that are far superior to the originals.