Monday, March 19, 2012

3.19.12 Another recycle…from Camper to Flatbed

Each trip to NY, VT and back, Jim had to patch up the old Award camper. It looked fine inside and out…but Jim saw all the places that were disintegrating.

It doesn’t look too bad from here….but inside the walls on the L front corner and the R rear corner…the wood foundation was quickly rotting out.

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It’s only 23’ long, including the hitch….and Jim used everything he could from the interior and walls for the car hauler/ camper.

All the doors, windows, cupboards, toilet, shower,sinks and closets were used.


The kitchen area is from the camper…The fridge quit so we used the little one that came with the car hauler. The furnace also was giving trouble so Jim added a propane heater on the wall over the counter top stove. (2 burners over the fridge).092cs

Some of the outside wall was used to make the fold up bed. Even the little rail trim was from the camper. He used 5 windows from the camper and the door. (We needed a way out of the car part and it has a screen door.)


So….we now have this.


and this……   our old camper is now a flat bed. Jim loaded all the stuff he couldn’t use. Sorted out the clean aluminum, brass, steel and other metal, and it all went to the local recycle station.


We still have 3 windows left…..hummmmm…I wonder what he can make with them?


  1. Jim is such a handy guy. The new trailer looks great.

  2. What a fantastic job.
    I bet you can't wait to try it out.

  3. Totally Brilliant, Plan a long trip.

  4. Looks like you've got a wonderful new camper and trailer! Jim is a master recycler.


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