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Winter is closing in and Arizona is calling so we have wrapped up our reno work for this year. Roof is repaired, three corners and lower panels have been repaired, window covering repaired, diamond plate and edging installed on front, new roof vent and solar panel. Inside we put…


Added by Philip Lee on October 11, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments


After looking at a number of options I chose to roof in the dome with 1/8 inch puck board. It is UV protected, very durable and flexible enough to bend n the curves. It comes in various thicknesses but I have sufficient support under it to allow for the thinner sheet.

Next step is to apply liquid rubber to the sidewalls and base after which I will remove the screws…


Added by Philip Lee on August 29, 2015 at 6:11pm — No Comments


With the worst of the tar, rubber and goop removed, glued and screwed a 1/2 in plywood skin. Next step will be to enclose the fiberglass dome and then apply primer and rubber roof…


Added by Philip Lee on August 22, 2015 at 8:37am — 3 Comments

Trailer Restoration

With 80% of the exterior repaired it is time to tackle the roof. There is so much tar and dried glue that there are only two options. Replace the whole roof or put a 1/2" skim of plywood over the existing roof. I chose option two and will get to it as soon as I have prepared the…


Added by Philip Lee on August 9, 2015 at 1:45pm — 3 Comments

Power Supply

I have an opportunity to purchase a solar panel at a great price. My problem is that I am not sure if it is warranted. It is a 40 watt unit. Is that overkill for charging a standard deep cycle battery?

Added by Philip Lee on August 6, 2015 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

Renoing in the weathert

The problem with doing restoration work when u don't have a garage for it is keeping things dry. After two months of putting tarps on and off I fond a great deal on a 10x20 canopy with a 9'6" peak. Three storms later all is well (and dry)

Added by Philip Lee on July 23, 2015 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

1976 Okanagan

Work is progressing. I have repaired and or replaced water damaged structure and installed a salvaged window. lined the rather gross cupboards and cubby holes with light laminate. Still lots to do but the work is therapeutic. (Never thought I would say that :) 

Added by Philip Lee on July 8, 2015 at 8:53pm — 3 Comments


Trying to load a pic to my profile but site won't accept it. I ain't pretty but really?

Added by Philip Lee on June 13, 2015 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

1976 Okanagan

I have just located a 1976 Okanagan trailer that I plan to purchase and rebuild. I have looked high and low but can't find any examples of one. It is a single axel 13' trailer. Anyone out there familiar with this make? The company is no longer in business.

Added by Philip Lee on June 5, 2015 at 10:15am — 2 Comments



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