Call me crazy, but I have undertaken a very interesting trailer project. Just purchased a 58 (?) Aloha which was found in a field here in town about 5 years ago, stripped down pretty much to bare frame in which the only things saved were a few windows. The previous owner is a sail maker/boat builder/carpenter and his skills are seen in the interior finish photo. We just moved it to its new temporary home where a friend of my son-in-law will be taking it on as a fun project, financed by yours truly. So, you can all expect some questions from me in the next few months. Yes, we are finishing the exterior in beetle kill wood (we have a lot of that in Colorado now). It is actually quite beautiful. The plan is to make it a log cabin / guest house and it will most likely just live behind our garage as part of a new outdoor living space we will be making out there. Okay, I'm prepared for everybody out there to tell me I'm crazy, but hey, I probably am!!!

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Comment by Peggy Burns on August 27, 2010 at 9:49pm
Its been a while and we are now at a bit of a standstill. Have an exterior door with no hardware and want to make a screen door, too. What kind of hinge do you use? One that attaches to both exterior and screen door with an inset, I assume. Does that type of hinge have a name and where can you buy them? The friend on a friend who is doing the work has never done anything like this (build a trailer from the ground up) and the frustration level is beginning to show.
Comment by Jane Pratte on June 9, 2010 at 9:25am
Hi Peggy, looks like you are as crazy as I am. Henry and I have finished removing ALL the interior, including the walls from the Shiny Hiney. It has been quite a job and now we are planning to remove the floor and see what damage is there.

Still would love for you to come visit but I'm kinda embarrassed about how bad the situation looks, not much to see by rat pooh and stinky insulation! But its getting better! We'll have lots to share about restoration.



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