aluminum

What is it with 50-year-old travel trailers?

April 25, 2011

So I’ve been asking myself, “What is it about vintage travel trailers that so many people find so compelling?” So often when I talk about my trailer project, people respond as if I am writing a novel or something—like there is all this romance and adventure infused in old aluminum trailers. Now, I’m not complaining [...]

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With Some Air and Abrasive

March 21, 2011

Today my brother pulled out bundles of yellow and rust-brown airhose and a pneumatic die grinder, and chopped off the aluminum parts that I wanted gone from my Streamline trailer. I am thrilled with the difference this has made—opening up the front of the trailer to the back, and by “revealing” the window that was [...]

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Streamline Adventures, cont.

March 16, 2011

A little tour of the interior of my Streamline trailer, as it sits today. And, as it sits today, it needs a LOT of work still. Four projects in the mill: 1) remove a couple of cabinets; 2) polish the aluminum; 3) re-wiring, and, 4) sketching out the floorplan.

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