Our 1967 Camper Gets A Full Restoration
In the summer of 2011 we found an old camper for sale and although that it would need a bit of work to restore it the price was right so we bought it. A week later we hooked up the little camper and headed out to Pancake Bay Provincial Park on Lake Superior. The camper towed great and we didn’t have any trouble at all with it, although I did notice that the tires seemed to be rubbing on the sides of the fender wells from time to time.
Summer 2012 I decided to fix the trailer for our upcoming trip to Esker Lakes Provincial Park. The kitchen area in the front needed a lot of TLC and the so called washroom area was to be made into storage space. I had Sean ( our youngest daughters boyfriend) helping me tear out the old “kitchen cabinet” and as we pulled it away from the wall of the trailer the whole front wall dropped about 3″.
As we stripped off more of the interior the damage due to dry rot was to extensive to repair and it was decided to completely tear the trailer apart and do a full restoration.
When we had the trailer walls removed we discovered there was only one bolt left holding the trailer body to the frame, explains why the trailer tires would rub on the fender wells, it was shifting from side to side. Good thing it didn’t come off while we were going through the hills up in Lake Superior Provincial Park!
After removing the floor we discovered the frame was badly cracked in the same place on both sides. Had to take it to my buddy Ron for some welding.
Well its stripped down to the frame and time to start to put her back together.
Part 2: the restoration, coming next.