|First attempt, a gooseneck flatbed|
It didn't take too long into the process to discover that they may have bitten off more than they could chew so this first venture was scrapped. Actually they sold the trailer frame and modified their plan to buying a ready built portable building (shed on skids). With a completed, straight and square, structure to start with, finishing off the interior and installing the assorted systems seemed more workable.
|Round two, a finish it yourself cabin|
Undeterred yet another direction or twist has taken place in their plans. The latest version of down sized living will be in the form of a 1988 Allegro motorhome. The price was right, the condition not so much. Mechanically sound, but because of numerous leaks the wooden part of the structure was in pretty sorry shape. The big plus is that this motorhome is constructed with an aluminum square tubing frame work. Stripping it down to the bare frame makes it easier to insure the repairs to the roof and other areas of water infiltration are repaired properly.
Then it's a matter of insulating the rig considerably better than it came from the
|Third try, the tarp covers a bad leak in the roof.|
The theme in the remodel is simpler is better. Original wiring has been all removed, as has the various systems and appliances. The plan is to make use of solar power as much as possible and minimize the use of 120Volt items.
Taking an older RV down to it's bones and bringing it back is no small task. I will continue to monitor and report on their
|Stripped to it's bones, now to build it back|