TigerLilly's 3R plan - Old and Dilapidated

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by TigerLilly, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Commuter Boy

    Commuter Boy Long timer

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    Why do I see this turning into a series of "this thing was crap built, and now it's bulletproof!" episodes? :D
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  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    Actually it's not built like crap. It's made by a company called Windsor and is built for northern climates and heavy snow loads. The water damage is due to neglect and is largely supeficial. Floor joists are fine. Wall studs are fine. The panelling is all real wood and in excellent shape. I will be painting it though. Windows need a bit of cleaning up but it has storm windows throughout. All in good shape.

    If it was built really cheap it would make more sense to scrap it and move a newer mobile on here. But I kind of have a thing for old houses. I've had not one, but two 50 year old farm houses in my life and I loved them both. And I really dig the idea of building my own home but it would be too much to do it from scratch. This I can handle.
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  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    It was making great power right up until it overheated...:cry
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  4. Commuter Boy

    Commuter Boy Long timer

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    That's really different from some of the ones I've seen the interiors of then. Most of them seemed to be thrown together by a gang of drunken monkeys using the cheapest materials they could find.
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  5. Lee C

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    And they smell funky and never seem to lose that smell:(
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  6. ddavidv

    ddavidv So money, but doesn't know it.

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  7. jeep44

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    Is that a Rinker boat?
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  8. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Watch for the head gasket leaking now. Those had an aluminum block; Google says overheating with the closed system appears common and are often followed by head gasket issues.
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  9. MrBob

    MrBob Curiouser and curiouser

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    We have a Carpenter Talk thread in the Garage and lots of information bounces around there, including posts illustrating my incredible prowess as a carpenter.
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  10. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper

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    I love T or C. Have fun on your project.
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  11. Süsser Tod

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    What is that green stuff by the trash can? It looks like grass but it can't be, everybody knows there is no grass in New Mexico! :p
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  12. manstache

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    Looks like Bud's trailer from Kill Bill Vol. 2



    You just need Daryl Hannah and Uma Thurman to come do the demolition for you :lol3


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  13. pitbull

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    Even cheap old wood paneling looks surprisingly good when painted white. It's a bitch to paint though and sucks up a lot of paint.
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  14. DittyBag

    DittyBag A bag of dirty stuff

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    Liking your thread woman.
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  15. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    Why yes, yes it is!
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  16. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    I'll be investing in lots of this...
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  17. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Smoke, eh?
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  18. jeep44

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    I asked because I have what appears to be a very similar Rinker 18-footer, only with red trim.
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  19. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    I just bought some property next to my house; it has an old trailer on it. I was going to just have the trailer removed. Maybe I should go through it instead (but it needs a ton of work).

    Thanks for the thread. :thumb
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  20. DaMonk45

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    Some of them are worth saving, some are not.
    It takes a close, hard look to know and only then you will know if it is worth it to you.
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