Well its cold and poor Ruth is sitting in the backyard with a window out with a blue tarp wrapped around her. It will be awhile before Ruth gets her window in or gets anything done to her! Joel was cutting a board on the table saw when the board kicked back. Well 17 stitches later, possible broken hand (won't show you any pics cuz its totally gross!) and of course its his right hand. SOOOO...Ruth sits in limbo! All he needed was a piece of plywood on the side above the bunk. Ruth is costing us a little bit more than we had anticipated! I will keep you updated on Ruth's progress as the hand heals!
We'll be back!
Joel n' Deb
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Well here is her new backend! Not bad looking! We did run into a problem with the bottom board being to wide and exceeding the edge of the frame. So off that board comes with some modifications. Still have to cut out the window and insulate. I think that's how it goes!
at 12:50 PM
After looking for a retro trailer for over a year we finally found one close to home. We bought this beauty...now named "Ruth" on August 31, 2010. We found her on Craig's List. So happy the search was over. We couldn't go anywhere without driving the back roads looking for the trailer in some wooded area, a corn field or a little town. We had no idea what we were going to look at. All we knew it was a Shasta 61 travel trailer! We drove up and it was LOVE at first sight! After the one hour check list we had, another hour of negotiating, the check wrote, Ruth was ours! We have a topper on our Ford Edge and was a little worried about hooking her up and not having the overhead of the trailer and the topper touch. It cleared by about 7 inches! Tires were good, Ruth was ready to roll on to her new home. One stop..Fleet Farm to get the lights hook-up...Hubby forgot it at home. So after some honking and yelling we had no tail lights..pulled into Fleet Farm and bought the hook-up and off we went on our 50 mile ride home! Pulled like a dream! Ruth sat in the driveway for two days and then hubby moved it to our small back yard. Ruth needs some TLC! The back end went off and new 1/4 inch Birch was installed yesterday. Ruth will be as close to original as we can get her without going broke! New wiring in, new wood for bed frame. New floor in the storage compartment under the bed. I'm not to good with all the "guy" stuff, but lend a heave or a ho when needed. This is going to be a fun journey$
If anyone knows the type of trailer Ruth is..would be appreciated if you would let us know. I'm guessing there aren't many out there, can't find one on the net. Ruth does not have the bathroom! Hope your retro travels come true like ours did!
Thanks for stopping by to start our journey with Ruth!
Joel & Deb