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Made it home. I borrowed a friends 1 ton truck to get it home. the bed on my truck was too high. It is heavy but towed great. Now the clean out. The last license was in 1997. It was placed in storage in 2004 and abandoned in 2012. It looks like some one may have been living in it. everything is still inside, cloths, dishes, food. The refrigerator was empty thank goodness! There is a plaque on the side that reads "Imperial Limited"  Here is a list of items that it has, 40000 watt generator, barbecue grill, water hose real, power cord real, 2 large propane tanks, power step, power front stabilizers,  refrigerator w/freezer, stand alone ice maker, Stove w/overhead oven and exhaust vent, stainless steal twin sinks, power station builtin to the counter for a blender, full bathroom small tub w/shower, queen bed, sofa hide a bed, central heating, electric/propane hot water heater, power converter. I don't know if any of it works except the front stabilizers. I had to hot wire them to get it on and off  the truck.
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This is my new find. It was abandoned in a storage lot. It took a little work to get it on the road. One new tire and a set of batteries I also had to order a kingpin for my truck. It has an inverted fifth wheel hitch. It looks like everything is in the trailer except the microwave. It was a high end unit in it's day, 1977 Holiday Rambler. I'll post some interior pictures when I get it cleaned out. 
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I live in Sacramento, CA and am fortunate enough to have RV Doctor George in my city.  They stock Vintage parts (and ship).

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I should have fixed the framing when I first noticed the curve above the window wasn't right. I figured it would be hidden by the overhead cabinet so I let it go. When I was framing the back of the trailer I could see it would show on the outside. Every time I walked in the shop that flat spot was the first thing that caught my eye. It didn't take much time to fix it. If something isn't right don’t put it off just fix it.

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This past week I went to Salt Lake City and stopped by MACBEATH HARDWOOD. They are the closest I've been able to find  1/8th  Burch plywood. What a place! What ever type of wood your looking for they probably have it. Check them out at www.macbeath.com 

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I've seen on some trailer there is Celotex insulation or sound proofing board in the floor. Sometimes it’s right under the floor sheeting and other times it’s under the framing. I think it’s used more for sound proofing than insulation. I’m replacing the Celotex on my trailer (which is under the floor framing) with ½ plywood. The 1 ½” space between the top and bottom sheeting is filled with ridged foam insulation. I think this should still sound proof the floor while increasing the R value. I’m concerned that the foam may squeak. 

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I have seen some videos where people have started a restoration on a trailer and it just got out of hand. This almost happened to me. You start doing a little demolition and before you know it, you have a bear frame and a pile of scrap wood. I had to step back and take a hard look at my restoration. It will be a lot more work to restore my trailer than to build a new one on the old frame. I want to keep this 50s look, a little extra work is OK.   

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One of the problems of getting a free trailer without a title is it may be stolen.  When I got my trailer home, I went straight to the county sheriff’s office and had them come and verify the VIN and check to see if it had been reported as stolen. Once they came to the house it took less the 5 minutes to run the VIN.

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Hi I’m Dale.
I have been fixing thing all my life. I recently was given an old canned ham trailer that had been abandoned in my neighbor’s field. Most of the people that see it thinks it’s junk and should be scraped out. I’m retired and have time on my hands so my grandson and I are going to fix it up. It would be great to hear about other rebuild projects, tricks, and techniques.  
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