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This page I wrote for my old rv website before developing the Vanabode as the best travel vehicle for cheap easy long term road trips. People still like big rv's despite the much greater cost and trouble to operate, so here's what I know about them.

Rebuild Travel Trailer page 10

RV trailer repair Rebuild project travel trailer, rebuild floors, wall rebuild, cabinets replaced.

rebuild trailer picture

Bathroom storage cabinets partition: There it is ready to be installed.

Bathroom storage cabinets partition: Sitting in place waiting for some shelves to locate exactly where it gets screwed in.

Bathroom storage cabinets partition: Another shot - as viewed from the bathroom.

Lower back of trailer: Thought I'd stand the old wall beside the new one I built. Can you guess which one is the old one?

Back walls in place: Upper and lower rebuilt and in place. It has been 6 months since its had a back wall. The wall has been a sheet of 3/8" plywood for a long time.

Back walls in place: Same section as viewed from the bathroom. Inside panel is framed & ready for paneling.

Bathroom cabinet: Storage area partition as viewed from the tub area.

Bathroom corner: Another view of the bathroom. Its kind of small - hard to get back far enough to get a decent picture.

Bathroom door area: Standing in the corner - bathroom door opening and cabinet with old shelf sitting there.

Overhead cabinet above desk/vanity: There's the first overhead rebuilt. It was easier to just build a whole new one than to try to repair the old one. This one was in the best shape of all the overheads, but still had a rotten corner.

Arborite panels: The long skinny one goes right at the back of the bathroom - the other one is the top for the desk/vanity. Boy, that glue stinks!

Installing inside bathroom partition: Had to remove the bottom outside of the rear wall to fasten down the inner bathroom wall.

Bathroom sink/vanity: This cabinet was rotted out on the bottom - had to replace the whole thing.

Back wall & tub area: Little fuzzy but there's the tub and back lower wall you saw from the outside. I built a new shelf and put on matching arborite with front oak strip.

Bathroom overhead cabinet: I redesigned this one to come straight down on the vertical instead of following the angled wall.

Main bed frame: Replaced this too. Again, the bottom was rotted in places. Easier to just rebuild it. Fresh water tank is just sitting there.

Bedroom overhead: Cabinet above the bed - again, easier to build a new one than fix the old one.

Desk/vanity overhead: Sure do like all the new wood!

Desk/Vanity: Boy am I chapped with myself. Look close at the left of the chair area.

Close up of desk/vanity: I almost cried when I did this! I was trying to get it tight to the wall to fasten in place and bunted it with my knee. Too bad my aim was off and I caved in the front. Rather than replace it, I'll build a door and make a compartment there.

Wardrobe and cupboard areas: As viewed from the head of the bedroom.

Cabinets: Same thing from a different angle.

Kitchen and front seating/bed: All fastened down now and ready for countertop and other stuff.

Kitchen overhead: Sure do have lots of storage in this trailer.

Kitchen: Another angle of the kitchen.

Cabinets viewed from front: Standing by the front looking down the hall. Bathroom at the very back.

Front shelf: This little shelf matches the one I made in the bathroom. I'll do the micro shelf the same and the bath sink countertop.

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All work, text, and photographs courtesy of Bob Hanover
Rebuild Project - 1981 Citation 25' Travel Trailer


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