Each trailer is dismantled and inspected for typical damage caused by water leaks and neglect. The most important task is to be sure the trailer is road worthy with a secure hitch and good tires. The wooden frame is repaired and new pieces replaced. Exterior aluminum is removed and used as a template to replicate the sides and rooftop. An extraordinary amount of time is devoted to polishing and cleaning. Original appliances and fixtures are reconditioned. Other pieces are reproduced so that everything is fully functional and in good working order. Some features are updated with more modern conveniences like swapping out the icebox with a refrigerator. Plumbing and electrical systems are upgraded. Cabinets are reinstalled. Gallons of shellac or paint coat the interior walls. Measurements are taken for brand new cushions and curtains. Nostalgic patterns are selected for the fabrics. Then it is time for the paint booth. Geometric designs and color combinations on the outside are preserved or recreated. Logo badges and decals are reapplied.
Depending upon the extent of the renovation, buyers can expect to pay between $20,000 and $40,000 to own one of these one-of-a-kind creations.