So--I'm about to start on my 65 Overlander which has been sitting for the past several years. I'm sure it's going to need quite a bit of work. To preface this question, I am not a complete stranger to trailer reno's. I survived a 3 year reno of a 1950
Spartan Royal Mansion conversion to an office space. It was a total full monte but with the shell on. It was done professionally with my sweat equity added (to try to contain the cost over-runs
). Long story short--I know what water can do to a floor and frame, I also know the amount of work/money involved with a total reno.
With the Overlander, we (my handy hubby and myself) will be doing the work. The question is:
How to go about the inspection/discovery process of what really needs to be scrapped and what can be saved? What is the plan of attack? Where does one start to figure out what needs to be done?
With the Spartan, I knew it was a gut job from the beginning--so we just had at it--no finesse, no evaluation process. Just tear out. With the Overlander, we need to be a bit more methodical. I know we will have to do some "systems" work and probably some floor/frame work, but I don't want to tear it all out and start with tabla rasa if i don't have to.