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So, a few months ago I decided I was gonna redo the inside of my trailer. I basically have no dough, so its gonna take awhile and I have to do everything on the cheap. I decided to start about a week ago, and at the time i didnt have a decent camera around, so the first few pics are terrible, but brought a better camera in for the last few days of work. I will post up the progress and explain what I am doing as I go along- I hope you enjoy.

Why gutting and redoing? It was old, and the materials the previous owner used were hard to clean so it was looking kind of ratty. They put an RV electrical hookup on it, but there were no circuit breakers inside, so if the gfi at the hookup wasnt working correctly and something shorted out, the thing would burn to the ground. The electric was all run on the surface and was starting to deteriorate and fall apart. The floor was a textured rubber mat. Impossible to clean and or sweep, and stained easily. There was no insulation in the walls or ceiling, so running a heater when it was cold out didnt work very well, and the AC had to run its ass off to overcome the heat radiating from the walls and ceiling. It had a sink with a water hookup which I never used, so I plan to eliminate it and make it a shelf/work surface. It had incandescent bulbs on a dimmer, but I aint going to the track to get laid, so I dont need mood lighting and will be switching to florescent lighting inside.

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Here are the shitty pics of what I started with, since the pics are bad, you cant tell how bad it was looking inside.
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Start the teardown.
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Teardown continued.
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Even had a visitor this weekend while I was working on the trailer.............
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Next step is the floor, going to put a checker board black and white pattern down. Pics to follow.

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Nice Trailer, Looking forward to the upcoming pics


That baby racoon is really cute!

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Cool project! but ya I'd totally do mood lighting.




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That baby racoon is really cute!
Yeah, but I saw that footage of the guy who started feeding a baby raccoon and then it got older, wouldnt go away and tore up his fuckin house breaking in every time he kicked it out. I put it into a garbage can, drove a couple miles and dropped it in a wooded area. I dont know if it was old enough to survive without Mom, but not my problem, I probably made a hawks day!

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Yeah, but I saw that footage of the guy who started feeding a baby raccoon and then it got older, wouldnt go away and tore up his fuckin house breaking in every time he kicked it out. I put it into a garbage can, drove a couple miles and dropped it in a wooded area. I dont know if it was old enough to survive without Mom, but not my problem, I probably made a hawks day!
Why the hell did you do that ?! You could have made soup instead.
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You should put a doorbell in there and when people ring it plays the mexican hat dance.

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Even had a visitor this weekend while I was working on the trailer.............
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My daughter wants to put a disco ball in my trailer. And she dug up some unused lighting from Ikea for mood lighting. Can't wait to see the finished project. Are you doing anything external to the trailer?
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Oh, the possibilities this project has.

Mood lighting may be a selling point in the future.

Goodluck, waiting for the remodel to take shape.

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Baby Ricky the coon, nice......


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Are you doing anything external to the trailer?
Thinking about putting one of those recessed boxes in for an outside halogen light on the side with the entrance door.



Snapped some chalk lines last night and put some tiles down...............
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Looking good dude. Finally you have some room without all that BS cabinet/sink crap.
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Looking good dude. Finally you have some room without all that BS cabinet/sink crap.
I will be putting the cabinet back in, I can store a ton of stuff in there. The fridge will go back in, but the sink will be a work area/shelf.

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I dunno man, I’d really take a second look at keeping the dimmer switch. If you impress the ladies with your mad knee dragging skills, where you gonna take them to get your plow on?

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I dunno man, Id really take a second look at keeping the dimmer switch. If you impress the ladies with your mad knee dragging skills, where you gonna take them to get your plow on?
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So 7x12 +3' for the nose?
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So 7x12 +3' for the nose?
thats kind of why I was asking. His V looked deeper than mine does - Mine is about 22"

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thats kind of why I was asking. His V looked deeper than mine does - Mine is about 22"
I will measure it tonight, I do know that I have an optional extended tongue on the trailer, there is never an issue with the trailer touching the truck bumper even at 90 degrees. I can turn this thing really sharp. I will never forget my first track day ever, I missed the entrance to autobahn, and then turned into a narrow driveway, but had never practiced backing a trailer up and it was pitch dark. I had to call Butch to come save me because there were ditches on both sides of the driveway and I couldnt back it straight! LOL!

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Yeah right, track hos arent looking for a forty something, broke, slow old guy. Enjoy your youth boys, as the years pass, it just gets worse and worse until the highlight of your life is remodeling a trailer.

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Yeah right, track hos arent looking for a forty something, broke, slow old guy. Enjoy your youth boys, as the years pass, it just gets worse and worse until the highlight of your life is remodeling a trailer.
at my age - this IS what gives me a chub!

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thats kind of why I was asking. His V looked deeper than mine does - Mine is about 22"
Its 42" of "V" and another 42" of tongue.
Overall length of the trailer is 19ft. - 3-1/2' tongue and 15 -1/2' box. So, its a generous 7x12.

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