Just a quick update for anyone interested.
The trailer now has a whole new subfloor!
I did somewhat of a shell off but without actually lifting the shell. So, it was more of a shell on.
It was tough! To anyone who has done this, you know what I mean. This is the 2nd one I've done, but this was by far much harder than before.
I am pretty terrible at woodworking so I did have to do some foam fill on the seams of the plywood.
With the exception of the one beam in the back, the rest of the frame was still PAINTED BLACK. I did scrape off any rust and repainted it with some Rustoleum.
I also started to put a little test of my new laminate floor down to see what it could look like. I want a different floor but I have a TON of this leftover from renovating my duplex so I am will just use it.
I am also putting in a new black tank which I ordered from VTS. It's bigger than my old one and the cabinets will need some modification but I am happy with the tank replacement.
I had to replace a beam of the trailer frame and reroute the gray water drain pipe around it. I didn't get a pic of that.
It now has all new plumbing and a new Valterra tank valve and pull rod. Gray water will go to a blue boy via a water hose. I didn't want to mess with installing a tiny gray tank.
She's got new running lights and all new wiring from the TV cord to a junction box to the running/brake lights, new brake wires, etc.
And, I managed to get one of the upper interior panels out, put in new insulation, and then with much STRENGTH, my wife and I managed to get it back in place.
Next up is putting the panels back in with new insulation to replace what I removed. I'll then put the rear bathroom "piece" back. This one piece section has been refinished with one of those bath tub refinishing kits.
I still need to order a new water heater. I am thinking of going for a 12 gallon one, because I know my wife will never want to do the RV shower method of water on, water off.
Then, I'm ordering a new axle and taking her out camping.
Soon after that, I'll be putting my cabinets, gaucho, etc back in.
More to come.