Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 2, 2015

Lemon Squeeze is For Sale!

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WOW, WOW, WOW!  Do you remember this trailer hiding out on Crestline?  Click for the before pix when she picked it up on Palomar!  She is very creative restoring vintage trailers to sell to pay for college! Brooke turns trash into treasures!

You can own “Lemon Squeeze”!  She’s For Sale!

Click to see photos  of the entire process with ‘Before and After’ pix of just some of the work that has been put into restoring this cute little trailer. Here is a partial list of all that went into making Lemon Squeeze what she is today:

  • New PTI California plates, with registration, title.
  • Box is 10 ft. long, 12 ½ ft. including hitch and bumper, 6 ½ ft. wide, and 6 ½ tall.
  • Extremely light weight, can be pulled by a smaller SUV / CUV.
  • Tows really nice and easy.
  • 2 inch hitch.
  • Sleeps 2 people. ( there is enough structural support and framing for you to install a bunk bed if you desire to sleep more people or want extra storage)
  • Trailer has been rebuilt from the floor, framing, walls, ceiling, and most cabinets.
  • Well insulated.
  • 10 to 15 gal. water tank, no leaks
  • New water pump.
  • New water lines.
  • 110-125 volt. Power hookup.
  • 20 amp 15 amp power breaker.
  • New electrical wiring and outlets.
  • New exterior lights / original brake lights.
  • New interior lights- well light at night.
  • New stainless steal electric refrigerator.
  • 3 burner cook top –  Propane
  • 5 gal. matching propane tank with regulator and lines.
  • Original stainless sink.
  • Stainless steel knobs.
  • Updated sink faucet.
  • New wood laminate flooring by Prego.
  • New Formica granite counter top.
  • Cabinet doors are original.
  • Table folds down into a bed, and can also be placed outside of trailer for outdoor dinning and games.
  • New upholstery.
  • New curtains.
  • Decorative moldings and trims throughout the trailer.
  • Fresh paint inside.
  • Aero-thane paint outside was sprayed to match the original color and design.
  • The door has been rebuilt, and is well insulated.
  • New lock and keys.
  • Several windows have had glass replaced.

Questions?  Would you like to see this little Lemon Squeeze in person? 

Do you have an old trailer you’d like to donate to her Fund-my-College project?

Please contact Brooke at (951) 537-4902 

Meet Miss Penny!  Brook’s First Trailer Restoration

At 19 years old, Brooke is a very ‘Happy Camper’ like it says on her tee shirt!  She just finished her first total remodel of a vintage travel trailer, named “Miss Penny” and has a lot to be proud of! She had so much fun doing this and would love to do more.  Her plan is to fix and sell these trailers to put herself through college.

Do you have an old trailer tucked away that has become not much more than a mouse house?  She would sure appreciate the donation to her college fund.  Dad and mom, Dave and Edie Bickler, have helped too, and are glad help Brooke air up or replace the tires and tow it off your property for their daughter’s next college project.

I had a heads-up call when they were on their way with this little gem, and was waiting with my camera when they pulled up to the Summit.  Three cheers for Brooke!  I’ve been watching her progress on Facebook and it was so fun to see the finished product.  So cute!!!

She polished all the pennies, glued them down, then covered the counter top with resin.  Made the buttons for the tie-backs with pennies, too. She completely gutted the dilapidated 1969 Shasta. Then did all the wiring, plumbing, painting, fitting the wall board and installed new cabinets. She made the clock, pillows,and table, restored the old Coleman ice chest – it’s just as cute as can be.

The family is up for a few days and if you have a trailer that you’d like to donate to her cause, they would love to pick it up!  The number at the cabin is 76O 742-OO29 but there is no VM.  If they don’t answer, you’re welcome to comment below and I’ll get word to them – or give me a call.   Bonnie 76O 742 one 742.


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