For those who have never had the “pleasure” of remodeling a trailer… here are some highlights (or lowlights) of our project thus far.
We had been considering getting into camping. A friend had a trailer for sale for a good price, so we thought “hey, why not. Let’s give it a shot”.
Time to spend some time cleaning and sprucing it up. This is when we realize we may have gotten more than we’d bargained for. There seems to be some water damage. Some “spongey” spots in the floor, some leaning and buckling in the cabinets.
We’ll just tear out a little and patch it back in…. Fingers crossed!
Maybe not! Lots of rot. Electrical issues, roof needs repair and the Heat/air conditioning unit is toast
At some point in a project like this you have to stand back and make a decision. Do I go all in or call it a loss? Let’s go all in.
We tore out everything that had ever seen a drop of water. Removed every wire and took it down to the framing. We might as well come up with a layout we like while we’re at it. We’ve decided to set it up for “boondocking”, so we don’t need to worry about plumbing as we wont have a conventional plumbing system.
A little carpenter training with my son Logan.
So this brings us to the end of part 1. Framing is done. Every bit of wiring has been replaced. New skylights (vents) are in, roof is patched and we’re water tight. Winter is coming soon here in Michigan, and it’s time to put this project to bed for awhile.
Thanks for looking!
-- Chris Knight - West Michigan - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gift-of-Memories/161419607227992?ref=hl