Monday, November 17, 2008

Trailer Update

Since we bought Camp Ramshackle, we have often talked about adding a vintage trailer as an inexpensive guest house.

Our friend Phoenix had just come back from Hawaii to stay with us again so, a few weeks ago we bought a 1958 Streamline. We love the Airstream trailers but appreciated the off brand discount even more. We are told that the Streamline was built locally by defectors from Airstream and differ in that the Streamline has an aluminum interior and originally came with insulation.

Our trailer interior was originally painted with a barfy speckled finish that must have been ugly in 1958. Later it was painted mint green and finally gray. We were also told that it was featured in a few episodes of the series J.A.G.

Phoenix has embarked on the arduous task of stripping the paint off of the interior. It is looking great but it's grueling, unpleasant work. He'll probably stop for a while soon to take a break and focus on other projects.

One of which is to improve the floor covering. Phoenix had the idea to use brown paper bags, a technique that looks kind of like leather but not really like a floor covered with paper bags.

Here are the latest trailer renovation pictures on Flickr.

Previously on Ramshackle Solid:
Latest Addition to the Compound

1 comment:

  1. This is really cool. I look forward to following the restoration progress.


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