Friday, May 22, 2015

Uh oh

This trailer is one of the cheaper models.  As such, it has a "short frame"...the metal frame that should extend to the rear of the trailer actually stops and the rear spring mount.  As such, once we got the rear bed out of the camper, the rear floor was bouncy like a diving board, giving us a good excuse to figure out how the floor was constructed.  Turns out...not good.

This was one of the only trailers I can find info on that had a corrugated cardboard a cheap dorm room door.  The reason it was so bouncy is that it was supposed to be supported by the walls, but you can see how 50 years of sitting worked out for that idea

At least I always have lots of help from my stalwart nail/staple pulling expert.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Moving inside

The back rot was a little daunting for a beginner, so we moved inside.  The original flooring was likely asbestos based, so we wanted to get it out.

After fully removing all the tiles, disposing of them in sealed bags, we washed down the floors several times to make sure there were no potential fibers remaining, as the kids still enjoyed playing inside.

Finally, here's a cute photo that was part of the trailer when we bought it.  There was a time when every family had a trailer like ours, and they all explored the country together.  This is what we hope to do with our family some day soon.