Reno Projects

Trailer Reveal

Jezebel is *almost* complete. While she’s functional and worked wonderfully for our camping trip at the beginning of August, there are a number of things I would still like fixed/updated/changed. However, if I wait to post pictures until her to-do list is complete, I likely won’t be posting pictures until sometime next year. So, here she is. Basically, everything inside the trailer needed to be rebuilt. From the ceiling and walls to all the interior fixtures. While we did lose some storage space with the removal of the upper cubbies,…
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Trailer Update

At long last, we have been able to dedicate some time to getting Jezebel rebuilt, and (almost) functional. While we used Heng’s roof sealer to seal the roof in the fall, there was a section where the roof met the side of the trailer that still had a bit of a leak in the spring. It required removing the trim/edging pieces (apologies for my lack of technical terminology), using Eternabond and butyl tape, and eventually getting it watertight. We gutted the entire interior so that we could assess the damage…
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The “Shed”

In the summer of 2017, I got inspired by the “she shed” trend and decided that we should convert our 10′ x 12′ shed full of junk into a functional space. We started by removing all the makeshift shelves and junk and installing some large windows that we picked up from Habitat for Humanity for $160. Here’s Matt doing the demolition and framing in the windows. In the summer of 2018, we completed the space by dry-walling, painting, installing trim, a ceiling fan, and vinyl plank flooring. I updated some…
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Trailer Remodel

After casually looking at ads for trailers for over a year, I came across an ad for a 1978 Traveliner Rover trailer located in Windsor, ON on August 15, 2019. While I would have loved to get a Shasta or an Airstream, this little (13′ long x 7′ wide) trailer was local, within my budget, and would fit perfectly in the parking spot next to our garage. I enlisted the help of my co-worker Tim to call the owner, ask multiple questions, and arrange for a time to view her….
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