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Old 09-12-2010, 04:13 PM   #15
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Aaaahhh, just go gitcha n'ArcticFox and be done with it. Five years later, gitcha n'other one. And, another one five years further down the road.

I like the '82-'94 group of A/S, but I'd already have the PP hitch, new axles with disc brake upgrade (plus all attendant), plus big furniture budget, etc, etc beforehand.

Aage's suggestion really is the best. 5-yrs of depreciation (or so) and some bucks to bring it to snuff as necessary. This year do this. Next year do that. Never any hurry.

Rebuilding just takes too long, IMO, no matter how great the result. We found a trailer in VG condition and re-did floors, etc, as we full-timed. Once the big things were out of the way (there were only a few) the rest were a pleasure to take the time with. Projects are much more fun when contemplating "improvements" to an already sufficient trailer.

Good luck (have a son at Futenma at present)

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Thanks, and Semper Fi. I spent some time on Okinawa myself.
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #17
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Saw the UXO references in another thread. Man, maybe you need a bit of a project in off-hours. (Got me interested in that school, as well).

Any update?
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:23 PM   #18
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I like the drab and boring interiors just fine. Bright hardwood or laminate floor brightens them up. If you buy a mid 80's trailer check it out good. Many of these trailers had water leaks and OSB floors. Small spots not to difficult to repair. One, the one I bought, has a rusty frame that is requiring replacing the tongue. Check out the 34 footers for any seperation of the walls and floors. New trailers in the 90's now. I will have about $17000 in a 32 foot 88 when I get done. Not a good deal if I want to sell it, but a lot better than 40 or 50 thou on newer used trailer for me. Was hoping for a about 3 grand less total. Fulltimers with a motor cycle or tool box in the truck can go over the rated weight with a 34. Not a problem, but something to think about.
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