The side of the trailer, pretty straight, just a bit of wave near the end. When we hopped around in the trailer most of the floor was pretty solid except near the very outside edges where the subfloor was dry-rotted.
You can see how grody the linoleum is on the edges, the floor was a bit sunken there. Which made sense when you looked behind the bathroom in the storage compartment...
Ick. From that compartment you could see a tiny bit of the rusty frame, but you can also see the new electric box he put in.
RUST. The frame itself was pitted and while it may not have needed a shell off fix, the belly definitely would have needed to come off, the bathroom and a lot of the furniture would need to come out to fix the subfloor... etc etc.
I got this image of the frame in the front left corner of the trailer through a small hole underneath where the fridge was supposed to be. I couldn't see anything but when I did a flash picture with my phone with the lens stuck through the hole, it revealed a bigger chunk of the frame than I thought it would. I was concerned how in some bits the rust has eaten a really rough edge all along. It would have needed rust removal to see how extensive the damage was, and possibly some reinforcing and welding to strengthen it.
The hole that gave me that angle:
The flash didn't go as far as I wanted, but the axels were very straight, the tires weren't aged at all, very good condition for 10+ years old. The brakes were redone. You can see how the unused propane line is kind of dangling in some bits, more than half of the brackets holding it up were broken. I probably would have just replaced it all after fixing the frame.
Then of course all the things that just would have needed fixing up... this trailer would have been a labor of love for sure. But if he had been entertaining 3.5-4k, I would have been extremely tempted. The new AC, brakes, and working electric were all great, but didn't really make up for how much the trailer had degraded in 10 years and how much work it really needed doing. I might have tried to scrounge up more money for it if it were in surprisingly good shape, but not knowing if the plumbing worked, and KNOWING that the propane and fridge would have to be replaced, and probably the frame reinforced? $$$!!!
It was a very fun experience to see the layout and build of the trailer in person, finally! There are a few things that I just wasn't sure how they worked and I know better now what to ask buyers when I contact the ones in other states. So here's to hoping I find my baby soon!