Hello and thanks to everyone that has been helping me as I lurked over the past year. My wife and I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a 1970 Sovereign
. It's in rough shape but the price was too good to pass up. Most of the skin is good and it's only missing one curved window. It's been partially gutted and the floor is rotted all over so I'm expecting frame damage. I can do everything but weld so I'm curious how that'll work out.
We plan on using it as a pool/guest house with an occasional weekend away. I'm seriously considering going all 110v electric and using a generator when we do take it out (except for 12v
running/brake lights). I'm used to tenting so I'm not too concerned about roughing it a little when we're away. We're in the early "use planning" stage so that's not too much of an issue yet. The frame is my big concern right now.
I do have a question though concerning the AC and roof vents. If I use a portable 110v AC I'll take the unit off the roof. While I'm at it I figured I'd remove all the vents and rivet some new panels across the whole roof. My reasoning would be to eliminate possible leaks and to have a very streamlined look. Has anyone done this? Are there any photos? Given my intended use am I missing anything that makes this a bad decision?
I look forward to your varied responses, even being scolded if I deserve it
. You'll certainly be hearing more from me soon. Thanks!