Next, we applied one layer of woven mesh, followed by one or two layers of chopped strand mesh. Then we sanded the edges once again to take the levels down to a point just below the finished exterior surface. Bondo body filler went on next and was easily sanded smooth with the orbital sander. Even the concave curves of the roof line achieved a smooth contour. I didn't get any photos of these last stages of work, but here are some showing the trailer as we prepared it for winter storage.
|Looks all right, eh?|
|Here is the area above the front window, with sanded Bondo finish.|
|And the area above the rear window. Those black dots are just Sharpie marker bleeding through the Bondo.|
|Inside we've put some of the trailer parts, including the doors and the mattress cushions. No doubt we will be replacing all of that, but we thought we might need the old ones for reference next spring.|
|With strips of Ensolite hanging down, it's not a very inviting abode.|
|And here she is inside her winter shelter.|
But it's good to know that this trailer now has structural integrity; the obvious damage to the shell that may have discouraged a lot of potential buyers is no longer an issue for us.