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    Our Toy Hauler Build

    39' RV trailer, gutted by fire and rebuilt from the ashes! Been a crapass summer and missed out on a lot of wheelin but hey....next season we'll be rockin in style

    This is what we started with. It was a high end luxury 5th wheel with all of the bells and whistles. Much of which we ended up removing because it was either destroyed or unnecessary for our intended use of the trailer.

    What saved this trailer was how it was constructed. It has a huge 10" I-beam chassis and the structure was framed with aluminum tubing with steel roof trusses and fiberglass exterior walls. Virtually nothing in the main structure is wood. Repairs and modifications were relatively straight forward and there isn't too much that can be water damaged as a result. A much better built trailer than many...and light years ahead of what we had prior which fell apart before our eyes.

    Some things were saved and restored, most was junked. Slides were removed and cut in half.

    This is what it looked like when we brought it home. It looked good on the outside but was a write-off inside:

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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Old trailer getting chopped for flat deck.


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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Kitchen slide chopped, cleaned, painted and ready to be installed. There was mostly smoke damage done to this slide. Fire damage was mainly on the ceiling and upper walls.
    Fridge was saved, only needing some parts replaced. Panels were sanded and painted black but saved.

    Slide two (dinnette) didn't fare out as well.
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Trailer is now in a usable state, will eventually get caught up as I find the pics in proper order

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    awesome work you two!
    a learning experience is one of those things that says, you know that thing you just did...don't do that again.

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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Thank you Cheezie

    But I also have to say thanks for all those that helped us. We wouldn't be as far as we are without all of ya's

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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Slide out openings were shortened and moved forward as well as the entry door. The living space is being shortened. Slide out hydraulics also had to be cut out and moved to support new slide locations. That was a lot of work.

    New shortened slides installed and back portion is now ready to be chopped!
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Back cap removed and set aside to be Modded.
    Back half cut and forklift in motion!

    Axle removed and welded to new roller location. Cheyne will have to jump in and put better build details into thread. Im just the camera girl and painter lol
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Flat deck removed from old Hauler and welded to new build.
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    Gee, that kid in the pics looks awfully familiar lol

    one hell of a Build you two Pulled off Sug! and only looking better and better now!
    was a great experience getting to help out and learning a little Much Appreciated!
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    After hours upon hours of bleaching the soot off everything, the painting and sanding begins!

    We were able to save all the oak in the bedroom. Many hours of sanding and a few coats of clear stain. All of the veneer/lamented Crap had to be sanded and painted.

    Sink was saved in bedroom vanity. Some sanding and a few coats of Tile Doc and it looks like new. Counter top was pretty damaged so it got a few coats of mystic copper Krylon paint and clear coated.

    Walls starting to be replaced and counter built and sink installed. The whole center of the trailer was trashed where the fire started.
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Back cap getting closer
    New frame welded and being fitting into place.

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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Back cap Modded and finally put on....no more tsunami in the trailer...well on partially
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    that is a hell of a job..what was wrong with the old trailer?
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    A few days later and the tsunami floods, the back window got installed.
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Filling in section under back cap.
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Now to make sure Princess fits

    Sorry, no pics of all the tedious stuff. The whole trailer had to be fully rewired, plumbing redone and gas lines done. Hydraulic's for the slides had to be redone after their move. Cheyne can elaborate on that stuff.
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    Re: Our Toy Hauler Build

    Quote Originally Posted by pippilongstocking View Post
    Gee, that kid in the pics looks awfully familiar lol

    one hell of a Build you two Pulled off Sug! and only looking better and better now!
    was a great experience getting to help out and learning a little Much Appreciated!
    Matt, you were amazing help! Thanks a bunch...now lets finally go wheelin

    Still lots to do but its all internal stuff now. More walls, more paint, dinnette/table built, pantry and cupboards need to be built. Still need furnace and a/c units.....hopefully weather warms up for the end of September trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piratexpress1369a View Post
    that is a hell of a job..what was wrong with the old trailer?
    The old trailer had major structural damage from years of rot. It looked good from the outside but the entire structure, which was built with toothpicks, popsicle sticks and bubble gum, was toast. There was literally nothing to try and repair or rebuild. We reluctantly decided that it was not worth messing with.

    Once this build is done, the old one will be parted out or sold as it sits. All appliances, Roof air and furnace work great and are for sale.
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