Something new something Old

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    I came aross a 36' living space rv that measure 38' bumper to kingpin. having trouble pin pointing down the year it is due to the maker went belly up. Best I can figure is that it is between 1978 and 1985. Think metal beams, metal guard under the floor on the road side. Metal roof. Heck the buggar is in better shape than 2008's I was looking at and it was free. Going to make this thread a document of how I remodel/remake the rv. I do plan on replacing the old fiberglass siding with V5 roofing metal. 20161123_074352.jpg

    This is what I meant about V5 roofing.
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    This rv once finished will be hooked up to my truck for those long fishing trips to the coast or lakes.
     
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    Nice find. Very exciting.
    I wanna watch every step.
    :btruck::applaud::htruck::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Can't beat free, whats the inside look like? Before you move it check those tires and the axle bearings.
     
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    i would clean and paint the metal that is on there, v5 does not have enough contours to sustain going up and down the road, all the time
    might look into the lifetime liquid roof material too
     
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    Oh, MrMarty51 is just being sarcastic, Ya know, I'm a little on the conservative slope, But from Free to up, is all good. You could do a lot with this, Really ? So long as it don't involve going into Manhattan on the BWQ @ anytime, all good. And lets look again at the going in price ?
     
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    UPDATE:

    found these gems on craigslist. Guy needed help moving his rv 10 miles but didn't have any money. So I bartered with him. Cleaned it some added oil and hit the cylinders with wd40. pressure test showed 110psi in both.

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    Those are new tires and rims thanks to the sold donor rv.
    Inside is in great shape, A bit heavy on the early 80's theme with reader lights in the living room and bedroom.
    Plan on painting over most of the dark wood panels inside. Dang thing has a wine glass rack in it....
     
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    #8 smokybandit, Nov 30, 2016
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    I have built trailers before with 5V panels. last one is 6 going on 7 years without any leaks or buckling. When I build of modify something, I don't go for looks.

    On a side note I made some new friends that run a corvette restore/modify shop in Seguin tx. Got to see what a $25,000 engine looks like. So much chrome.
     
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    For those who wanted to see the inside, here you go. Still finishing up cleaning it out

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    I know you might get some flak, But I'm really positive about this. I'd just right now concentrate on the trailers wheels and tires/suspension/brakes before towing too far, but looking at the inside (It's Texas, make sure your not the only one in there ! Finding a rattlesnake could really take the pleasant glow off a day ). But besides that, I'd put it on stands and just take out the clutter, vacuum it and then air it out and let it sit for a few weeks and decide about the interior. RV's furniture is special and totally unlike the stuff you have in your home. Now you can refinish it, modernize it and or modify it. The overhead cabinets are always special, as this is a storage space as well. Heck, since it's fall, you might want to spend your efforts with the exterior and making it water and as airtight as possible. Really, considering what you have spent so far it's all good. If a guy walked up and said "I'll give you $10.000 for it !" that just like a free $10.000 that walked up and said "Hi, I'm yours "
     

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