Are you in Colorado? We're in northern New Mexico and come north fairly often.
Awesome, yas! Beautiful trailer. The rot you talked about under the dinettes windows is what got me started on the full skin-off restore. I thought there would just be a little rot on the framing member just under the window. *sigh* Sadly, there was more than that and some termite damage as well. BUT - that's all fixed now and I'm starting the re-wiring. Our interior is pristine original, too, so once I get the skin back on and painted we'll be ready to roll.
You come north fairly often and we go south fairly often. We'll have to get these two together for a play date
I am the happy new owner of this "barn find". I have decided to paint it, but I love what vikx wound up with on Sundance. If I hadn't had to take the skin off (yes, there was rot in the framing, surprise, surprise)I would have just polished it. But I am now done re-framing and am starting to put her all back together. It has been a fun odyssey, that's for sure! Her name is Lucille and my husband and I took her on a 3,000 mile journey right after purchasing her. She towed beautifully and the interior is pristine. The rot was such that she probably could have rolled another good long number of miles, but I have the time and the inclination right now to do a complete skin-off restoration, so that's what she's getting. The only boo boo I've made so far is washing and waxing the original floors, which were in great shape, just grimy. I'm not sure what happened, but the tile started curling at the corners. Sad. Although, I was going to remove the floor furnace anyway, so I would have had to do something there in any case. I am absolutely grateful to all of you on this board, and especially to mobiltec for his videos(!!). Without both of these resources, I would not have tackled this project. Thanks for being here!
You don't know how good it makes me feel when one of my viewers is successful. Nothing about restoring a trailer is "easy" but it's all pretty fun and it's not rocket science. With patience and motivation everything can be worked out. And remember that the only way to get out of it what you put into it is to use it. There really is no price on the experience.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...