Vintage Caravan Magazine Issue 36 - Page 40

and that she wasn’t afraid to tackle a fixer upper. As luck would have it, her networking worked. “I got a call from a friend that said an older lady wanted to get a trailer off of her property and did I want it? That is how it all started”. When Carol picked up the trailer it had all the original fittings and fixtures inside “including rat poop, mud and a hole in the floor!” laughs Carol. I am fortunate enough to have a husband that can do anything and a machine shop to work in, so getting started was the easy part. But as a giveaway, Carol was not deterred by the state of the trailer. “I am fortunate enough to have a husband that can do anything and a machine shop to work in, so getting started was the easy part”, Carol told me. Plus, it gave her an opportunity to really put her individuality in to the restoration process. The first job they tackled was to repair the hole in the floor. They did this by removing the entire back area of the floor, welding framework to the bent area and then replacing the wooden floor. 38 | vintagetrailermagazine