Edit - updating with a more recent photo to hopefully get rid of the blurry old one that shows up by default for the post...
My wife and I picked up a super fresh 1980 Granby earlier this week! It's a piece of work, and we're super excited about rebuilding it and making something nice to live in. We saw the graigslist add and new it was the right one for us:
We made a $20 deposit on this $100 camper last Thursday, and picked it up Tuesday, which was an adventure. The only rental trailer I could find that would actually fit the camper didn't have a ramp, and we ended up getting the trailer half-under it while lifted by cable jacks, got some straps around it, and started pulling it onto the trailer! The guy that sold it to us was a great sport when we realized that I only had 47 of the $80 that we still owed him after we loaded the trailer and had to write him a check for the rest (I felt really bad about that, but he said it was okay vs. going to the ATM and returning).
The camper definitely needs some work; the top was bent up, the canvas needs to be replaced, and the camper won't fit on our truck, so needs to be narrowed up at the base. There are some high points though: It looks like many of the trim pieces are still with the camper, like the propane box trim and door and edging for the dismantled top. Also, the siding is actually in really good shape. There's a dent by the propane box, but it'll smooth out.
We're going to try to make this thing as waterproof as we can, maximize interior space, keep costs low, and build it into something that we can use for years and years, skiing, adventuring, etc. We are planing a month-long road trip next September, so need to have something functional by then.
Edited by a8ksh4, 03 June 2019 - 05:47 PM.