I tore the scary covering off the bunk mattresses. Pretty bad with stains and who knows what else but they seemed to be made out of a water impervious tyvek like material which protected the foam. All of the foam for the bunks and cushions is in good shape and reusable. I also recovered the dinette back bolsters and over door valance with the sofa fabric. We had to reconstruct the flimsy over door valance board because it was crumbling thin particle board. Amazing how over the years they have cheapened up all of the construction. We also need to shore up the back of the dinette by the door due to it tearing away from the wall. We will insert a ledger strip behind it to keep it in place. Paul tore the bathroom sink out and recaulked it as well as around the tub. We purchased a new kitchen sink and residential faucet with a sprayer. I'm rebuilding the shallow drawer under the sink with nicer materials than Shasta used....ugly rough plywood.
My wonderful industrious husband also has primed everything in the trailer (walls and cabinet frames) and started the finish coat on the frames. We used Glidden Gripper for the primer after washing down all of the surfaces with Dawn). We are fortunate that there were no heavy smokers in its past. The interior is nicotine and odor free. No moldy or musty smells amazingly. After the one coat of primer he started applying the Behring alkyd finish coat to the frames. It looks like we will only need one coat of that as well thankfully. He now has all of the doors and drawers in the basement where he has set up an area for painting them. He is inserting tiny screws on the backs and hanging them from the basement ceiling bridging to dry with wire hangers. Good method which thwarts our busy feline.
We purchased new led ceiling fixtures to replace the old ones which we pretty cloudy and not as efficient. We tore out all of the wire shelving from the wardrobe and kitchen cabinets. We have drawers for the wardrobe and wire shelving which is movable from our other trailer. After the painting is done it will be a process of putting things back in. We think we will lay the grip strip vinyl flooring before putting the dinette back in. It does take up some room but it is more comfortable seating than chairs I think. But with the flooring under the benches we could take it out later if we decide to.

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