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post #11 of 17 Old 10-07-2011, 12:33 AM
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The roof looks like galvanized metal. Ive never painted galvanized myself but have been told it takes a few more prep steps prior to painting over regular steel. Might want to google it real quick to see what you need to do.

Other then that, have fun. I've redone an old trailer myself and found it quite rewarding to do.
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post #12 of 17 Old 10-07-2011, 10:03 AM
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Has anyone crawled underneath to have a good look at the frame. Tall grass carries moisture which helps rot the frame. Especially where the boards touch.
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I will look up galvanized metal, thanks for that tidbit of info... and no, no one has been under it yet to look at the frame. We're getting to work with the first step of remodeling it tomorrow.

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I'm scared.
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I don't get your comment...?

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I don't get your comment...?
Looks like it needs more work and $$ than it would be worth. Putting money in it will not get you any more value. Looks like a big undertaking and it's a scary thought.
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So far, we've got most of the floor in (we're putting treated wood over what is already there and doubling it up to make it sturdier... the wood in it already is treated oak).

So far, we've spent $60$ and four hours of labor. My stepdad is waiting until he gets paid tomorrow to buy more wood and more screws to finish out the floor.

We're not fixing it to sell it, we're fixing it to use it... and it'snot that big of a project, really... it's just going to take a few weeks or so... if I work on it (sanding) for a few hours daily and my stepdad comes out on the weekends to do his part...

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