I thought I would show a few pictures of my trailer project .It does not look like much but let me tell you a lot has happened to this little baby since we literally dug it out of the desert earth, it had been sitting in for years. We then had it towed to the house on a flat bed . All the outside rim trim was taken off so the metal "skin" could be removed and wood rot replaced on the frame. That included every bit of trim removed,the windows ,vents, major frame work etc. All the hatches and doors need readjusting too.
I hope when I get the funds I can take my dead computer to a service center and have them see if the hard drive is ok and hopefully salvage all my pictures ( I have older ones of the trailer )The Apple store would not touch it as they said it could have toxic damage??!!! so what good is the $350 warranty I MISS STEVE JOBS!!!
If the trailer had not been a free gift -Bless Linda for this !!!!! it would not be worth it I am sure . But it was a blessing , one meant to be and so I embrace dearly as such.
After the wood rot was replaced and the metal "skin" put back on, new water seal tape was added and the trim put back on ,over 1000 new stainless steel screws where used .On the inside all new plumbing all new electrical service, was added upgrading from 20 amp to 50 amp service so the trailer can handle the new roof top ac unit, heater, computer ( and creative power tools of course) re-fridge and added lighting . We also added a tiny bathroom as you can see with the custom made steel shower pan. The toilet will be real ,no porta potty for me -yuk and a tiny hand held shower . To add head space to the bathroom that had to go over well well , a skylight will be added over the bathroom to give it 10 more inches of head room. It is tough to squeeze this all into a 13' x 7' trailer and add nooks for all my art supplies .Plus a nook for the Doggie's water bowl and food bowl and they get a doggie door in the front door too.
So to make room I took out the full size bed and am making a "ships captions twin bed" raised and with curtains and tons of pillows will a be part of the cozy plan . I loved the old vintage appliances and formica and the whole vintage look ,but in the end opted for a new contemporary style by using left over materials from the house remodel ,thus repurposing and saving money ( the old appliance were going to cost an arm and a leg to repair and still they would not have safety equipment them ) .So we added a piece of stylestone counter top with and it will have river rock back splash left over from what we used in the house . Then I bought new new state of the art appliances for the kitchen. MUCH SAFER for full time living and lighter for pulling with a V6 truck engine. I bought them on eBay so it took many auctions and losses to get the right price. It still is very scary to make this huge leap in lifestyle ,but every time I see a little more done ( as I get the money) I get a little more comfortable that it will work for me. . So that is my share today.
Wow! I seem to remember when you first mentioned your friend and the up and coming "house on wheels"! What a great project, well done!
The project must’ve cost you a lot, but I’m sure all those expenses were worth it! Just imagine, you’ll finally be able to use it after so many years of being stuck in your garage. And since the garage will have a lot of free space now, you'll have a place to work on your artworks and such. Cheers!
Christina Hamilton @ Mount Comfort RV
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