Well here I am. The proud owner of a 1962 Robin Hood Cadet Coach. Neglected, sad, and having no sense of purpose. So I have embraced this derelict. Gently restoring the Robin Hood to it's former glory. (I can type that in about 5 seconds,) the reality is that we, that being a partnership, of trailer, and myself, are in for the long haul.
So I am reaching out to all of you, who have been on the journey that I have begun. I can not find much in the way of information regarding the history of Robin Hood. Who built them? Where? How do I find parts, that are original? So many questions. I am finding out, that thinking out of the box is a requirement.
So I am turning to those of you that have the knowledge, and most importantly, the patience to gently prod me along. It is either that, or long sessions in therapy.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. There is much to be thankful for. If we but just take a minute to be in reflection.
Steve, and KoKo Bean Jordan, the wonder dog.
My goodness. What a spark plug! Just look at the sparkle in her eyes. You are a blessed man.
I own a 1961 robin hood cadet coach built in Seattle Washington.I'm restoring ours their is very few made of these.Scott
Wow! Thanks for the information. Where do you live? It would be fun to trade stories. The one I bought is a 15 ft, built in 1962. It has the original icebox, and stove. The settee cushions are original, as well as the light fixtures.
I am just starting to tear out all the water damaged interior paneling. I have removed all the windows, and resealed those, as well as the roof. The trailer tail lights are a mess. But I do have the original wedding cake taillight lenses. The water tanks is next up.
So please keep in touch. Your voice in the wilderness of travel trailer restoration is welcomed!
Oh I paid 900.00 for this diamond in the rough.
Here is our Robin Hood.
It is really solid on the outside. All the windows, and screens are intact. I did take all the gutters down, and cleaned 50 some years of sealant off of them. reattached them with stainless pan head screws. They looked to good. I have replaced every single exterior slot screw with the stainless screw. Spendy, and I have probably added 20 pounds to the trailers weight.
But it looks to much better. As a note, I have kept every screw, bracket, sink drain, license plate bracket,ect. So if anyone may be in need of those sort of things. I would gladly donate them.
I am shooting for original, but sometimes you gotta pick your battles.
Steve, and KoKo Bean the wonder dog.
Thanks for the tip Pat.
I will do that. Well I spent the day putting on a new top wind jack. Decided to leave the original jack in place as well.
So the Phoenix is slowly rising!
Steve, I just inherited a 1962 Robin Hood. She’s in rough shape. Would love to pick your brain about best practices for her remodel and what surprises I can anticipate! Thanks, Amber
Steve i just bought a 1962 Robin Hood i live about 90 miles north of Seattle outside is in great shape inside ok im looking forward to restoring it