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Old 03-20-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hello all,

Bought my 65Trotter yesterday, and I itching to get to work on it. Trailer seems in pretty decent condition and I'm buying it to camp in, not for show or to renovate and resell. I will do some modernization and will mostly use it in the southwestern US and northern Mexico. Some of my thoughts:

Floors appear solid--thinking cork
Stove excellent condition, oven is cleaner than mine at home
Refer appears good, haven't run yet
New cushion foam--thinking new modern covers
No grey water storage--not sure how I want to go with this
Windows appear good and all work
Repacking bearing as soon as possible
Thinking installing interior AC as posted by Viking on this site.
Outer skin semi polished and only on dent on right front lower quarter just above ground--do plans to do anything
No awning--undecided
Split rims w/brand new tires--keep or replace rims?

Tow vehicle, 2007 Honda Ridgeline--thinking WD hitch

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Thanks for looking...any and all suggestions appreciated--I'm a big boy and can take it

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Old 03-20-2010, 10:58 AM   #2
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Congratulations, that's a nice looking GT.

I would ditch the split rims, most shops will not work on them.
A tote for the grey water is the most common solution.



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Old 03-20-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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Congrats on the GT.

Ditto to the ideas of ditching the split rims and using a tote for the gray water.


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Old 03-20-2010, 11:07 AM   #4
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Looks nice!! Someone went to the trouble to do some polish too so that's cool. If the floor is that solid, you could hold off on fitting tanks for a bit, try the portable option for a while. I know when I eventually get one I will be doing black, gray & water tanks if they aren't there already.

Definitely replace the rims. Safety first is a good way to go. They might get you home but I would invest in new for the wheels.



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Old 03-20-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:07 PM   #6
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Congratulations on your new GlobeTrotter. As many will tell you, one of the first things I would do is check the condition of the axle. If it is original it should be replaced. You'll notice much improved towing and a more intact interior when you arrive at your destination. Before I changed the axle on my GT the interior looked like it was tossed by prison guards whenever I arrived at a destination (BTW, my reference is Shawshank Redemption, not personal experience ). Another added benefit is all new brakes & bearings.

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