We bought this wonderful 23 foot 1977 Ideal of Idaho Travel Trailer from Caroline's mom 16 years ago. It was a little rough when we got it so we spruced it up a bit and have been camping in it ever since. We pulled it out a couple of years ago to take on a trip but decided it was just time to restore it because of pretty significant water damage for leaks in the roof over the years.
I figured I'd put a couple of weeks into it and then be camping again. Unfortunately, the more I dug into it, the more damage I found. It was a solid three months of most of my spare time to replace rotted structure, crumbling interior, and get it water tight. At the same time Caroline was sewing new upholstery and curtains.
Below shows some of the before and after photos showing the restoration process.
|Bath - The Worst Section|
|Leak Testing and Fixing for about 3 Weeks|
|This was the most frustrating part|
|Maiden Voyage - No Leaks!|
|We used it for almost two seasons before tackling the outside|
|Finally got the outside painted|
|Caroline sewed the new awning|