Sunday, October 24, 2010


We've been working on getting the plumbing setup for the faucet to take a hose from an outside source. Since we won't have a water holding tank inside, it should be a pretty simple plumb setup to get water to the sink.

Speaking of the sink, we've also been working on the cover for it. This "Deluxe Model Bugg" came with a built in cover for the sink when it is not in use. I've not seen one of these on any other Buggs before. Trying to salvage it and recover it with our new laminate has proven to be a bit of a challenge.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Curtains, lamp and fabric

Fabric attached to back of bed. Curtains are up. The original lamp that hung on the side of the cupboard was damaged. This one free and like new. It will work just fine.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Before and After

Finishing up

We are finally getting near the end. It's been a long couple of years. The Murphy bed went in today and cleared the curve in the back! We will still add brown fabric where the old paneling is and then attach the table that swings up when the bed is upright.

We have also lost a couple of inches in height as we have pretty much rebuilt this trailer from scratch. With all the damage to both the wood and aluminum, it's no wonder. Things will still work though.... and that's the main thing. Coming from a teardrop background, a couple of inches isn't anything we can't live without. Under most circumstances, this trailer would have likely been chalked up to being a parts trailer, too far gone to bother with repairing, so I guess we can look at all the work as another vintage trailer saved.

The trim gave us a bit of trouble in curved areas causing us to sink black screws in clear view. We will cover them with a neutral color of paint? that more matches the wood.

The bunk bed holders are in place above each window.

The stove still needs to be seated and attached to gas. The sink has a built-in "lid" that acts as more counter space when it is covering the sink. Still some plumbing to do. We will not store water inside in a permanent setup... we will however have a sink attached to plumbing should we have access to a outside hose.

In time we will add a cargo door and have an airconditioner in the bottom of the closet that can slide out when in use. We will use the rest the closet to store food and kitchen stuffs.
Still have a bumper to put on the back...... etc.

Curtains.... small details.... nearly done!

More photos

Saturday, October 2, 2010