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Old 09-08-2020, 11:15 AM   #1
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New here with a 1983 T-1451 travel trailer

Hello,

We recently got a 1983 T-1451. While most everything still works and it was loved and cared for, it desperately needs an update from sitting out in New England weather for many years. We found mold and rot in the bathroom area (likely from a small hole in the siding), and soft spots in the floor, so some of the wood frame need replacing. We're in for a significant gut and reno, which is fine with us because we love a project. It will eventually be unrecognizable from what it is now, but with some rotting studs there's really no way around rebuilding.

We are going to nix the bathroom, stovetop, and fridge so we have more space. We will need to install new floors, walls, insulation, and ceiling, fresh water tank, cabinets, build a platform bed, and possibly re-align or replace the door. We also need to cover over the vents that were for the fridge and stove vent. The exterior needs a good cleaning and paint job.

We started gutting it last weekend, so everything it out now except floors, walls, most of the ceiling, the toilet and shower area, and water heater. We left just about all electrical and plumbing intact for now.

As avid tent campers we've also never owned a travel trailer before! We live in MA and it's is currently parked and being renovated in a family member's yard in NH.

We made an Instagram account: @campie_the_sunline.

If you've also done a very significant renovation, or have any useful resources to share, I would love to hear more.

-Stephanie
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Old 09-10-2020, 10:55 PM   #2
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Welcome Stephanie!

Sounds like you have a project on your hands and you are up to the task! Great. We have many here on the forum with pictures with rebuilds. Some total rebuilds, others partial.

This post has some links to some of our rebuilds
https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f...tml#post147229

and this one https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f...age-19592.html

There are a lot more. Consider using the Google Custom search on our forum. This link will give you some info on how to better search our site. https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f...html#post86049

Please consider creating a post on rebuilding your camper. We really like seeing these kind of projects. And you can ask questions on most anything with camper building, fixing etc

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