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tmurray
« on: July 22, 2008 11:22:38 AM »

I live in a older trailer. Has anyone ever done any work on walls and floors in a trailer? I have some water damage and need to redo one of the bathrooms. I will need to replace the floor and want to take out the tub and put in a stand up shower and replace the toilet. I will be getting some help from my brother with the replacing of the toilet and shower, but need some instructions on replacing the floors. One problem I forsee is that there is also damage to the floor to the adjoining bedroom that I will also need to repair or replace. I dont think I can afford a professional but we can do it ourselves if we know what to do.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 05:27:23 PM »

I had friends who lived in a trailer that they had to do a lot of work to. They just did what you normally do when you replace the floor or wall. Use good subflooring and a vinyl tile for the floor. They ripped off the walls in the living room, added more insulation and then drywalled it.  You could also put up cheap paneling that looks nice.

I don't know where you live, but you may want to look up a Habitat for Humanity store near you for a good price on supplies or a resale building supply place or put an ad in Freecycle.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008 07:44:40 AM »

Thanks.. We do have a Restore in our area and I had planned on going over there tomorrow( I have the day off) and looking around there. I am going to look for a shower there... and what ever else I can find there.. I am going on vacation in a few weeks and hope to have this at least started before I go.  I will take pictures
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008 09:34:10 AM »

be sure to post pics!

I happen to have talked to my friends (they're in KY, I'm in AL). They said that paneling works best on the walls. Trailers are more flexible than "stick homes" so the drywall tends to shift and crack.  You can always paint paneling or wallpaper over it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008 08:34:09 AM »

I know this is a sort of old thread and hope you where able to get the repairs underway.  I also live in a trailer and have found lots of helpful info on www.mobilehomerepair.com hope it helps with future problems.
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