Hi, I'm a new member. We are in the process of purchasing an older, OLD (1984) 1400 sq. ft. manufacutured home. It will be our vacation home, although my husband already sees us living there fulltime! The place needs a lot. Previous owner was a smoker and the smell in horrible. We are going to have someone go in and remove the carpet and drapes immediately and have it cleaned. We think that painting the walls with Kilz before we sheetrock would be a good idea. We plan to redo the master bedroom and bath first so we can at least sleep there while we are redoing the rest. Do we need to remove the brown paneling before we sheetrock? Any thoughts.
I would. That way, you can bring the Electrical up to code, pull CATV, Telco, and Ethernet where Tv's & Computers will be located, along with allowing Satellite to be hooked up. The bad thing about trailers, is there can be a lot of hidden damage, and you pretty much have to tear down to the Steel trailer frame & rebuild, because of how bad the ceilings can get, and the floors.