November 7, 2016

Black Water Tank
Situation: closet flange rusted and broken, impossible to get loose. I've tried W...

October 31, 2016

Kitchen Counter
Counter top traced, holes for undermount sink and drop-in stove measured/cut. I've...

October 23, 2016

Curved Base Cabinet
Some time ago I came across a curved base cabinet/peninsula design on the VTT...

October 17, 2016

Tow-tal Success
The ramp is in and we managed to tow the Shasta down the driveway, into the street...

October 10, 2016

Ceiling Shellac & Moisture
When I chose shellac for the ceiling finish I was aware that it didn't...

October 4, 2016

It's complete... almost! New lights and outlets installed (thanks to my stepfather). New electrica...

October 3, 2016

Bathroom Plumbing
Before I can frame in any part of the bathroom I have to resolve 1) the broken w...

September 26, 2016

Work Clean-Up and Ceiling Prep

Lessons learned: don't use rough sawn lumber for wall framing. The 1...

September 19, 2016

Interior Cabinets

The left side of the bedroom partition is installed; this gives a lot of rigidity...

September 11, 2016

I've been anxiously waiting to get to this point and now that I'm here it's a bit unnerving to tak...

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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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Designer and aspiring architect. Lover of the delapidated and new interpretations. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


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