Another New Caravan

So I have sold my old caravan (again!) and that means it’s time to start fresh.
I picked up a trailer base, stripped it down and had repairs done on it by our new trailer guy.

With the unseasonably warm weather we are actually able to get out to do some work.  The floor is started and should be finished tomorrow.

Almost there

Just a few more days until deadline day.  No pictures tonight cause it got dark before I could take them.  Two windows are in, the screening is up for the front windows.  We picked up more wood for trimming and have to paint it tomorrow.  Sometime in the morning a guy is coming to look at the caravan and see if he can deliver it or not.  Also to let the Caravan Lady decide if she trusts this person to deliver the caravan.

Welding Woes

Are over.  We had somebody come in and do the little bit of welding we needed to get done.

Took off all the extra 'stuff' from the tongue.  Now it is ready for a porch!

Took off all the extra ‘stuff’ from the tongue. Now it is ready for a porch!

The door frame has finally been squared and is ready for us to build the door.  There’s been some minor design changes on the door but I am very happy with what we have decided to do.  I love the idea of a window in my door.  One day it will even have some custom stained glass in it!  (The Caravan Lady is terribly talented.)

The Caravan Lady trimming back the wood of a window hole so we can get them in today.

The Caravan Lady trimming back the wood of a window hole so we can get them in today.

What have I been up to myself?  Well I’ve been painting some more.

Trim for outdoor (red) and for indoor (purple) and one of the windows that will go in my bunk.

Trim for outdoor (red) and for indoor (purple) and one of the windows that will go in my bunk.

The man who did the welding says he has an old trailer he’ll be scrapping soon and we should come over this afternoon to take windows, mattresses or whatever we want out of it before he does.  Which is awesome.  It doesn’t look like much has been done so far today, but all these little things add up.  But for now, it is lunch time for hungry workers.

 

Under Roofing

Not even noon and so much work has been done.

The under roof is completely up, a second layer of purple is on the desk and the shelf areas in my bunk.

The friendly happy Neighbour Lady came over to help with the roofing.  It was great!

The friendly happy Neighbour Lady came over to help with the roofing. It was great!

I was painting in the bunk shelves while the roof was being put on.  Had to pop my head out the hole and grab a fun shot of it half done from above.

I was painting in the bunk shelves while the roof was being put on. Had to pop my head out the hole and grab a fun shot of it half done from above.

It got a bit tricky to paint in here once the roof pieces were on, I missed a few spots and nicked the roof, but that's okay, nobody is perfect after all.

It got a bit tricky to paint in here once the roof pieces were on, I missed a few spots and nicked the roof, but that’s okay, nobody is perfect after all.

No more uncomfortable sun and having to wear hats while working on the interior.  YAY!

No more uncomfortable sun and having to wear hats while working on the interior. YAY!

 

 

 

 

 

Start Seeing Purple

Lots has been done since I last showed you the caravan.  The curves for the roof are done, the beams attached and the first bit of under roof is in.  Lots of work on the interior as well.

view from the doorway.  You can see the wall has been mostly finished that will hide my bunk.

view from the doorway. You can see the wall has been mostly finished that will hide my bunk.

the desk.  Yup, it's PURPLE

the desk. Yup, it’s PURPLE

 

Here's the wardrobe.  Yay for hanging clothes!

Here’s the wardrobe. Yay for hanging clothes!

 

and lastly a view from in my bunk space.  This will have shelving built into it.

and lastly a view from in my bunk space. This will have shelving built into it.

 

Salvaging Adventure

Dad came up this morning and stayed til after lunch.  So we had a great time building.  He helped with getting the desk figured out and most importantly, with going back to the scrap yard to get more windows to put in.  The ones I showed earlier didn’t want to work right.

So off we all went (me, dad and the Caravan Lady) to the salvage yard with our tools.

windowpry

 

Yup, we pried them right out of an old trailer.  They were hard to get out but we managed.  Right next to the trailer was this great sight.

scrap

 

I see many trips to play and find neat things in our future.