Demolition, Interior, Trailer

The Beginning

November 7, 2014

Alright, now that she’s all tucked away in her spot for the winter, we’ve started to tear things out we don’t need, want or that doesn’t work. We got out our drills, gloves, candles, Lavender Pinesol, heaters, hammers, pry bars and headlamps to attack 40 years of dirt, grime and smell and demolish the clunky inefficient 1970’s technology. Bye, bye curtains, cushions, furnace, water heater, hinges, A/C unit and the newer college dorm refrigerator. While Chris tore out most of the big things, I took down the curtains, and started wiping (and wiping, and wiping again) the inside of the trailer out. To keep parts strait, Chris took pictures of all the original set up and parts to refer back to when he adds new stuff in. I salvaged the curtain rods labeling them to make it easy to put them back up when the time comes. The most challenging part will be the electrical but Chris is excited to learn how it all works. We’ve found a little dry rot here and there but it hasn’t really been that bad.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Gordon and Shelley January 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Howdy, saw your post on your Starliner….. we are in process of rehabbing a 1972 Starliner, (had the hardest time figuring out what model we had) your posting sure helped us with that…. We bought ours in Redding, CA approx. 3 years ago and am just now finalizing some of the problems we found….
    Seems that there are several floorplans for the same model and again, we haven’t found one exactly like ours but yours comes the closest…..

    We are located about 80 miles S/E of Reno, NV….
    Gordy and Shelley
    nv240@hotmail.com

    • Reply Amber Moore February 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Hi there –
      That’s awesome. We have a sign on the side of our trailer that says “Aristocrat Starliner” so that is how we were able to tell what model it was; but other than that we cannot find anything about this model either. We’ve searched and searched for information, original manuals etc.. and have came up empty handed. Would love to see pictures of yours. We’re in Portland Oregon so not too far from you.
      Keep in touch and we’ll continue to update our blog with the remodel. Our goal is to have it ready by our annual 4th of July camping trip this year (or sooner of course).

      Best,
      Chris and Amber

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