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Old 10-05-2008, 06:55 AM   #29
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We got out the elbow grease and started washing walls. Amazed how clean it looked when we were done.
Removed the 110 volt refer and pushed it into the bathroom opening. Started cleaning up that space as well. I dont think Im going to tackle the rear end seperation this year. We had a heavy frost last nite and winter is approaching fast.
I opened the side door and grabbed it. It giggles up and down like there is some looseness and wear in the pin for the door hinge., so it is not hanging right.
The counter top is shot, with rot in the corner. Debating on ripping all that out and starting over. Tough decisions to make here.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:41 AM   #30
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I really like your trailer. Something about it speaks to me. Looks like a fun project. Rear end separation is a LOT of work, but actually fairly simple to fix. Check out my blog to see what I've been doing with my 61 Ambassador, bought in similar condition to yours last Frebruary.

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Old 10-05-2008, 02:32 PM   #31
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visitor

Removed the cutting board from the stove top and found a visitor.
After spraying it with bug killer it died. The white gunk all over it is the bug killer. This was the biggest meanest looking spider ever. Note size next to a quarter.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:37 PM   #32
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galley tear out

After finding that spider and seeing the rot in the corner, I decided to rip out the kitchen area. Didnt see much floor rot. Found some under the shelf that held the water supply tank. Inspected the heat exchanger in the furnace and it was rotten right out. Started removing that as well.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:48 PM   #33
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Failed heat exchanger. Found holes in it and started ripping it out.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:20 PM   #34
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:12 AM   #35
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Restoration / remodel

Decided to keep the ole trailor and started to gut it. Found a split water line under the bathroom sink, guess it had froze at some point. Enjoying every minute of this project. Cant wait to finish cleaning and then paint the walls. I know that the bathroom floor will have to be replaced. Deciding on a practical floor plan and shuffling and spitting about the electrical.
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:17 AM   #36
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more restoration

It took 4 trips to the dump and probably one more before its all over with.
I dont trust any of the plumbing, so that certainly will be replaced.
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:19 AM   #37
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any suggestion's?

Yes! The bathroom has to go!
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:25 AM   #38
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The electrical cable has been disconnected from the panel and I had removed the battery as well. Seriously thinking about a custom couch bed for the front, solar power panels and how I am going to do the bathroom.
I also want to remove the plastic interior liners on the front and rear and replace it with stainless sheets. The dry rotten tires and axels may come last. I am certainly enjoying every minute of this project. I can replace the mechanicals, elec, heat and plumbing, however, Im not much of a carpenter but I am learning!
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The electrical cable has been disconnected from the panel and I had removed the battery as well. Seriously thinking about a custom couch bed for the front, solar power panels and how I am going to do the bathroom.
I also want to remove the plastic interior liners on the front and rear and replace it with stainless sheets. The dry rotten tires and axels may come last. I am certainly enjoying every minute of this project. I can replace the mechanicals, elec, heat and plumbing, however, Im not much of a carpenter but I am learning!
What a project.

Cheers galore to you.

You started off with a good rockguard.

The rest needs work.

It will take considerable hard work, but your used to that anyway.

The end results, will be very rewarding.

Have you started your guest list, for the celebration party, "when it's done?"

Keep up the good work.

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Old 06-21-2009, 08:16 AM   #40
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I just saw this thread for the first time this AM so I hope I'm not too late.

Do not throw out your plumbing (vent pipes or copper) or bathroom fixtures or anything else that can most likely refurbished and re-used. (Your ABS vent lines have all the right "bends" and can be reattached with couplings.)

You have a significant project on your hands that will get worse before it gets better but there is hope.

You need to put the unit up on 6 x 6 lumber (for added clearance), drop the belly pan, rear corner banana wrap (remove beltline if not already removed in rear) and expose the entire rear section of your trailer (if you haven't done so already).

You will have significant frame rust and probably some rebuilding to do before you replace your floor. (I would simply cut the bathroom floor into sections and remove it, as it is certainly dry rotted and this will also give you ample access to your affected area(s).

Your bathroom can be refinished with 2 part epoxy paint and look better than you ever dreamed it could look.

See my pics and PM me if you have questions.

Andy's right (the man must never sleep), it will be rewarding when it's done, but don't count on the investment part unless you consider your labor to be worth $.50/hour.

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Andy's right (the man must never sleep), it will be rewarding when it's done, but don't count on the investment part unless you consider your labor to be worth $.50/hour.

Good luck!
Hey, when did you get a pay raise?

I thought it was closer to $.25/hour.

Of course, that does not include any fringe benefits (cold beer).

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Old 06-21-2009, 09:21 AM   #42
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Thanks all. I have no interest in keeping or refurnishing this bathroom sink and tub. Can anyone show me pics of how to put the trailor up on 6x6 lumber? Where the supports should be located etc... Im a good arc welder and feel confident in repairing or replacing any structual steel issues. My other question is how to get the flooring out from underneather the channel that sits flat around the edge of the floor. Should I cut the bottom of the wall off a few inches? Perhaps replace the walls with stainless or aluminum? My intent is to customize this unit even if it takes me years...(retirement home?) I really dont want to have to lift the entire shell off of it just to replace sections of the flooring, like the entire back bathroom.
My other question is--- Is there a water tank under the floor in the galley area? If so, then why was there 2 water tanks, the second was under the kitchen sink....
My final question is this....Does the Krylon plastic paint in a can work well after washing the walls and scruffing them up?
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