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June 27, 2017

Upper Cabinet Hardware

After installing the upper kitchen cabinets, it became quickly apparent that...

June 19, 2017

Upper Kitchen Cabinet

Cabinet puttied, sanded and painted. Doors installed and held closed with mag...

June 5, 2017

Wheel Well Insulation

The second wheel well (located below the refrigerator) had a bit less space f...

May 30, 2017

Rear Bed

This is designed as a sofa that will slide out into an (almost) full size bed. This enclos...

May 22, 2017

Plumbing

Equipment installed:

  • 40 gallon Fresh water tank

  • SHURflo Revolution Water Pump

  • ...

May 15, 2017

Last Ceiling Panel

Last ceiling panel shellac'd and put in place. Since this panel isn't supported...

May 8, 2017

Front Bunk

Original aluminum side rails cleaned with fine steel wool and mineral spirits. Rails fas...

April 30, 2017

Bathroom Build

Wall lifted in place. Shower pan lip hooks over the door opening which adds signific...

April 24, 2017

Electrical Prep

Began locating fixtures in preparation for electrical install. The goal is to keep...

April 18, 2017

Another Ceiling Panel

Third (and almost last!) ceiling panel installed. Bathroom and dinette constr...

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1965 SHASTA SUPER 18

An experimental restoration for a timeless classic.    
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Mobiltec

Based in CA and having worked on vintage trailers since the 70's, Mobiltec posts video tutorials that guide reconstruction from start to finish. Straight forward, concise and a good place to begin before starting your first trailer.

Vintage Trailer Talk

A frequently updated forum where members range from beginners to people who've been restoring trailers for decades. Anyone flipping a camper should be heading here for tips & info.

'Jennies Garage'

Jacob Dale has graced the internet with his super helpful video tutorials following the entire renovation of a 1973 Shasta 1400 travel trailer. It guides his process step by step (with necessary humor) and has saved my sanity.

Vintage Trailer Supply

Located right in lovely Montpelier, Vermont, VTS specializes in products that compliment the vintage camper aesthetic  while providing modern convenience. They were my go-to for things such as exterior trim, access panels, vents and  some electrical/light fixtures.

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Ocean Breeze RV Center

Peter Flanders of Ocean Breeze RV installed my entirely new electrical and propane systems. There aren't enough good words - Peter is someone who takes the time and really goes beyond to help you out, and was always willing to share his knowledge of trailers (new and old). When I first came in they even walked me through an older trailer they were working on with the same layout as mine. Genuinely good people with invaluable knowledge - highly recommended!

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