|The door is back! It was removed to do the flooring, so that the bottom sill would sit over the replaced plywood, subfloor and new flooring. Hubby had to cut down the side jamb pieces, by about 3/8 inch.|
Other things have been completed as well, including removing the old vent stack from the roof, and resealing the hole. Still needs a bit of paint, but it looks great and is water tight now. There are also small holes in the skin around the windows that need to be filled with aluminum filler (bondo), and repainted. For now, we'll do a patch-up paint job with a rattle can. Eventually, the house paint will need to be stripped, and we'll repaint the whole trailer, removing and cleaning the rest of the windows in the process.
The back end is being battened up once again as well. Lots of problems on that one, though. After removing the skin, the boards spanning the width were also removed, and the back end spread apart slightly while they were off - about a half inch. That was just enough to throw the whole thing off when trying to get the skin back on. Lots of cussing and pushing, and I think we may have it back on in a day or two of good weather. The edges have been shaved down a bit, and we'll make it work, then reinstall the rear window, which is still being repaired. It will look a bit odd until we have new paint over it.
Aside from that, all that we really need to finish before we can take her camping is the kitchenette, the table, the cushions, curtains and put on new rubber. Still need to cut the dinette windows, too. There are a bazillion little odds and ends, such as painting the lights (the gold/brass color of the fixtures is coming off in places and just plain filthy), repaint the door handles, paint the tongue and bumper, strip the wings, remove the rock guard and find something more appropriate, oh - and update the electrical! We have the parts and pieces, once hubby finishes the cabinetry for the kitchenette, he'll update the service to 30amp and install a separate circuit for running small appliances in the kitchenette.
I received the Indemnity Bond - FINALLY. I figured going through a local agent would be more expedient and less likely to have a problem, but I was wrong. The first bond that was issued didn't even have the vehicle listed! It took almost a month to get a bond locally that an online service would have completed and sent to me overnight. Lesson learned! I also discovered that I could take the trailer TO the DMV to have it inspected by an agent to ensure the VIN matched for the title documentation. Once the back end is buttoned up, we'll take it to the DMV and get that done.
But, we're getting there! That's half the fun, right??