Setting up a New Camp/Trailer
Alright, until recently, I've mostly sat and read the hunting camp forums "from a distant", with the hopes of revitalizing my grandfathers old camp someday, so I can start making more memories up there. I used to go up there a lot as a kid, and really want to keep it in the family. I've been brainstorming for years on what to do, but there have been a lot of moving parts recently, such as getting married, me losing my job, and having a baby. With my current jobless status, I can't really justify spending a lot of money to set everything up, but I have money saved that the wife is OK with me spending. So this might be a little long, but my grandfathers camp consists of an old trailer, w/an addition, that is currently unusable and unfixable. The last time the trailer was really used was probably going on 10 years ago, so the weather has taken its toll, with quite a bit of water damage, floors rotting out, etc. A few months ago, I was offered a new trailer for free (no one was living in it, but there had been within the last year), I'm just responsible for hauling it. I hadn't seen the new trailer until today, but my brother saw it in the fall, and at the time, it seemed like a perfect opportunity. However, we went today to check it out again, and it appears the water was never fully shut off, and we could barely get the front door open because of a giant bulge/mound right inside the door and in the main living area. After squeezing in, the floor has (and I don't know how to exactly explain it) big rolls/mounds across the living room floor and in the kitchen. We couldn't tell what was going on without ripping up the carpet or looking under it, but it appears it happened because of water freezing. To note, the current camp doesn't have a well or septic, so I wasn't planning on having running water, so I'm not too worried about busted pipes. Now I'm nervous with the extent of the damage, and what it could have done to the overall integrity of the structure. Not sure if it's now going to be a problem to haul, what I'm going to get into to replace the floor etc. So with this, I have a bunch of random questions running through my head and was hoping maybe some people on might have some advice/past experiences. I'm not the handiest of people, but I feel I can do the basics.
How complicated will it be to tear up the floor throughout the living room/kitchen and replace?
If I tore everything up and put down new plywood, what kind of flooring do you think would be the best to put over the new plywood with minimal costs?
Other questions not related to the floor, but I was thinking about....
Since the trailer has been sitting, will the axles be OK to haul, will they need greased or anything?
The "V" shaped trailer hitch was unhooked and laying under the trailer, but looks pretty rusted, so not sure if I'm going to have to track a new one down, or hopefully a mobile home moving company might have access to one?
I've gotten moving quotes ranging from $1000 to $2000, but also need to figure out the logistics of getting new block up there and how to set everything up for the trailer to go on.
Does anyone have any suggestions on a mobile home moving company around the Brookville area?
The trailer (I believe) was manufactured in 1975, and I was planning on having the electricity turned on, but wasn't sure if the fuse box will have to be updated to a newer standard?
Sorry the post was so long, appreciate any help in advance!