Trailer remodel

In the video below you will see a quick look at an old trailer and what my landlady wants done. I’m doing this job to get my bills paid. This trailer is old and the budget is tight. So don’t expect a mansion when I’m done.

This trailer remodel consists of the following:

  1. Replace some bad flooring.
  2. Fixing some doors that are falling apart and don’t shut correct.
  3. Replacing missing trim around some of the doors.
  4. Hanging blinds.
  5. Replacing a window.
  6. Waterproofing a window.
  7. Painting  some places of the house.
  8. Putting down a new floor in the whole trailer.
  9. Cleaning out air ducts and more….

Sub-floor repair

In this old trailer they used that nasty 1″ thick particle board. The stuff that falls apart over the years. I had 3/4″ plywood to replace the the bad spots. So I has to fur up the exposed framing joists about 3/16″ so the repair would turn out even. See the after picture to the left.

Remodeling gets nasty at times and could be dangerous. It is wise to wear a mask when you get into some of these water damaged areas. Especially if there is black mold spores. Not good at all.


 Install synthetic flooring

In the video below I show how easy it is to install synthetic flooring. Actually I lock it together with one hand, since I’m holding a camera in the other hand. Below the video I will list some tips to get you on your way. Please note also that I’m going to make an extensive post on how to install this flooring when I do it in the Apple House. I will give you a link here when I come to it.

Tips for starting the first row of flooring in the video below


In the video below I show how a job can be held up. This is my first job for this lady. They are cool people, but super busy and hard to coordinate with. So building trust with people should help speed things up with future jobs.

Flashing above a door or window.

Here is the piece of 3×5″ flashing I put over the door. I rounded the corners to put a fished look to it. Then I siliconed the the back and screwed it on. Notice how the outside lips faces up a bit to allow the water to run away from the door. This is a Quick and easy fix and it should solve the water leaking problem on the back window.


Flooring coming together and the end is in site.

With the flooring more than half way done, this job is getting easier. The land Lord bought the rest of the materials so it’s up to me now. The 2’3/4″ base board that you see against the wall will be painted a very light brown, like the whitish looking wall you see in front of you. This will make pop real nice and take away a bit of that panel look. I’m also going to paint a lot of the window seals the same whitish brown.

The land Lord is adding stuff so my end profit will be a little better. this place should look half way presentable when I’m done.

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