Monday, March 30, 2009

Recycle, Reuse - Phew its hard work though

So this weekend we decided that instead of giving away the old 26ft 5th Wheel Travel Trailer that was left on our property when we bought it, that we would reuse it and turn it into a flat bed trailer that would be useful for moving our tractor and supplies when we start building the house.

This is what it started out like - - don't get excited, it was NASTY inside. Things we didn't anticipate during demo - the masses of wiring running through the walls - the thing was WIRED for lift off!! And the ANTS....the trailer was inundated with them which required de-anting ourselves every few minutes as they would jump into our hair and clothes and yes, the were the biting kind.

The roof had leaked for a while so the floor was pretty rotten and there was a good bit of leftover debris from previous residents. Funnily enough, there were some walls that just wouldn't took us about 16 hours total to take it apart. It took longer because we removed the aluminium separately so that we could salvage it and the windows.

We are now left with a great frame and axels, I will take pictures tonight and post tomorrow so you can see what it looks like now. We still have some welding to do as we want it to be a bumper pull not a 5th wheel and I want it to be bright, shiny red to match our other trailer the Red Rascal. hmm, will have to come up with a name for this one..

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