Ok. I know I'm being a total slacker with the pics, but I promise they are coming. We have the shell off, trailer out, floor off, and belly pan off. I will order replacement outriggers tomorrow. The trailer is sitting in my dads shop waiting to be worked on this week.
Any thoughts on strengthening the frame? The frame appears to be bent (wavy up and down, not side to side), but it's hard to judge since the whole thing is floppy without the plywood or shell attached. The main frame rails are cracked and sagging about where the rear bath starts, so they will for sure be getting the treatment. The welders suggested "boxing in the frame" like they do on old cars, but I realize this is not a car and that different principals apply. It seems to me that if the suspension is doing its job well that a stiff frame would not be a bad thing.
I'm also looking for suggestions on where to get some axles around Austin or Dallas. I would like to pick them up to avoid shipping charges.
I'm feeling stuck on the fresh water tank. The tank that is in there is original. It doesn't smell or look funny. It feels pliable and doesn't appear to be cracked, but how long can that puppy last? It just feels like while I'm in here I should replace it. Again, direct replacement is available, but pricey compared to similar square tanks. I doubt we will be doing much boondocking. I guess building a rectangular tank into a cabinet or piece of furniture might be a good way to go.
I'm liking the sound of this epoxy plywood. I'll check it out.