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Old 02-27-2015, 12:28 PM   #29
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Yes, there is one in Panama City, Fla. I think it is called Hines Designs. Spelling may not be correct.
Just to verify that Hines is a repair facility that does many TCT and airstreams.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:10 PM   #30
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Update for anyone who read this: Contacted Jason at: (www.thetrailercompany.com), no response to my emails or calls back. In my opinion, I hate chasing people down to give them my money. (It's been a week)

Second place was:
R V Renovators
6555 44th St N #2005, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 521-1161

They are move a repair shop then a customer renovator. Great guy though and very knowledgeable. I pulled my trailer down there and talked to him today. Names Deen.





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Old 03-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #31
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Glad you found someone that could do what you wanted, within your budget.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:29 PM   #32
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No I have not found that yet. Closest quote I got was $15,000 for what I wanted.


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Old 03-02-2015, 08:34 PM   #33
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But there doesn't seem to be that many places in Florida that does custom restorations, Deen the guy I talked to today gave me that quote. But it's just him and he seemed very overwhelmed looking at the amount of work involved. I'm still looking for a place , the trailer company described itself as a place that would restore airstreams but it's been over a week sense I've contacted them and sent them pictures. And Google doesnt bring up much in Florida, I'm going to look into the Panama place tomorrow.


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Old 03-02-2015, 08:59 PM   #34
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It's all about expectations.
To me a 'remodel' is, completely repair structure, redesign interior and refit (maybe using some existing systems/maybe all new) but to your design. Renovate is similar but without the redesign. Repair is to make good. Remodel is by far the most expensive. So I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing.
I spoke to Jason at length before we started our remodel, it was booked in there to have the work done, but being a motorhome, Massachusetts RMV required it was bought back to MA for inspection before granting a Title, so we had to pull out. The work was due to take up to 2 years, but was going to include 10-12months before he could start.
We also had quotes from several other well known remodeling companies - none were under $50K (the most was $125K) even though we already had a new floor and frame. All the companies set the expectation that a remodel would take at least 9 months.
At the moment we have 2 technicians working an average of 30 hours each week, and the have been each week since the remodel started in August - they hope to have it back on the road by May.
Remodeling is expensive if you hand the job over to a company to complete. Project managing it yourself, doing your own design and contracting work as needed, but doing most yourself can (apparently) vastly reduce this....
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:30 AM   #35
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What I'm looking for is to, repair the frame and flooring ,so I can lay down laminate. Then I can remove the inside layer of vinyl aluminum/ whatever they call it. Then I'd like to rerun power, things like an extra set of speakers , extra outlets , TV/ hdmi maybe. I can insulate the walls, Then maybe I can have somebody install the inside layer of aluminum. I'm not sure if I have the tools to complete that job. Basically I'm looking to have a clean shell by the time I'm done, open for whatever design in the future. Tanks are all in tact, and would know where to access these tanks if I wanted to use them in the future. so maybe I'm just looking for a repair of theses things, some I can do, some I can hire someone for With a budget of $10,000.


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Old 03-03-2015, 07:04 AM   #36
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This clarifies for me James, you need a repair shop and there are many of those around, not all good or competent.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:05 AM   #37
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Where?

Where in FL are you?
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:36 AM   #38
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:09 AM   #39
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If you had all of the stuff, you could put it together fairly cheap.

I have less than 2k in repairs in this one, but I only patched the floors, your floor needs a little more work than mine.

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I got the frame out today! Step 1 Click image for larger version

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Nice, make sure you support the rear shell now that it's support has been removed so it doesn't sag.
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