Ooook there’s no tin on the Vagabond but there is definitely rust. There was one spot around the window by the door that I felt needed to be stabilized. Maybe I should have waited… Check out this video 😲 So yeah I pulled out the window and almost the entire strip of steel skin under the edge is rusted away. I tried to remove some … Continue reading Tin roof? Rusted!
The buyer of the Holly did not want the Duotherm heater, or at least she was willing to let me have it for the discount I gave her! I’m very grateful. It fits perfectly in the Vagabond. The Holly did not have the ductwork that the Vagabond has but the exhaust hole on the back of the heater fit exactly over the vagabond duct. You … Continue reading The Duotherm Heater is back!
I finally got the Vagabond in the garage and was able to get up on the big ladder and see the roof. There is some rust especially in the front on the driver side. I think I’ll sand it down and stabilize it as best I can. Until I see how successful we will be with trimming the bushes on the driveway I don’t want … Continue reading Roof woes and weighty issues
I tackled the sliding door not closing all the way today. There is a round fitting that goes thru the holes at the top of the door. The fitting and screw on the opposite side hold the sliding wheel bracket that the door hangs from. I removed the screw on the bedroom side, then carefully knocked the fitting back in from the other side. I … Continue reading Sliding door fixed and decor from the hoard
I sold my 1953 Holly today to make garage space for the Vagabond – so I was inspired to do some repairs/changes. First off there was a cabinet that was sticking. I removed the latch and determined that it was bent. I used a metal clamp to bend it back so it was back to the original 90 d and it’s working now. Still a … Continue reading Just tweaking a few things
Recently, I was contacted about the possibility of purchasing a 19′ Vagabond that I had seen at a Vintage trailer rally. I was able to make the deal and drive 13 hours (each way!) to fetch her. It’s truly the most beautiful thing. It’s all original – unrestored. It’s not PERFECT but really in remarkable condition. Even though I won’t be doing a big restoration … Continue reading 1953 19′ Vagabond