Hi folks- been reading for weeks about Reno projects. Had planned on purchasing an early 00's Coleman, but we instead bought a really nice 95 Starcraft Starlounge XL 1224. It's our first PUP. Here's the deal: it's February, my wife and I both want to make changes, but due to weather she has not even seen the inside live yet. We both want to update- me outside, her inside. The PUP's in the garage, whispering and cooing softly- and here I sit at 6am typing to you kind folks. Our family bought this to use, to have fun in and really get together with each other. We have only ever tent camped ourselves, and became converts after staying in our friends with them. This trailer was garage kept, has no weak floor spots, no issues except one spot in the front right corner inside that looks old, and the PO said the original owner had fixed that and it never bothered them- and I believe him. Call me foolish, but I do. This thing had original everything- down to every book and manual, all accounted for. I'm the third owner. I see lots of posts on here where folks started renovations because they were forced to, or found a problem and decided to. Is see where loosening a screw became a voyage of discovery that ended in a tear down to the frame. I also see lots of threads fizzle out- and have no "ta da" moments. Yes, there are great examples of Starcraft's that have been resurrected, but there are some casualties along the way, where on page three the thread ends and that was 3 years ago. So- to the dilemma and my plea for thoughts. Do I: 1. Tear into this now, full blown rip apart and we make this baby our own, possibly going down a road that leaves my garage littered with scraps, family upset we have nothing to show for the moment and possibly spend a year plus on this, doubling our $1500 investment before we even sleep in it... 2. Get cosmetic, slap some paint on things, polish the chrome, let the wife play around inside, make it our own and get to know our pup while leaving big projects to when we know more... 3. Leave it alone, camp in it a while, make a list of stuff we like/dislike and gain first hand experience. Regardless of the above, I'm going to replace tires/wheels, repack bearings, do a 100% maintenance on everything by the book and clean every little nook and cranny. PO's kept it extremely clean, but I feel you only know something after you have polished it all yourself.