I teach history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where our department bought a 1954
Cruiser for conversion into a traveling museum (see pics of our inaugural exhibit from a couple of years ago here: http://www.museumonthemove.com/
). Last month we opened our latest exhibit, which is a history of oil in our state.
Anyway, we love our Cruiser and I have come to truly appreciate the charms of such a trailer-- the trailer itself lures hundreds of people to come visit our students' exhibits when we bring the trailer to festivals, farmers' markets, etc.. I am the coordinator for the program, which means that it is up to me to figure out how to keep the trailer in good order--in consequence of this, we need a couple of important items. First, we need a spare tire that will fit on this trailer, and I have had a difficult finding a proper replacement. Can anyone show me to a link for ordering a full size rim/tire combo that would work as a spare? Alternatively, if such spares are no longer available, do we need to replace both rims/tires, plus purchase a spare, in order to get a correct match? I have struggled to figure out what wheel/tire combo will work on this trailer.
Next, we need to add an a/c unit to the trailer. Is it best to simply drive the trailer over to a local R/V center to have them pick and install a unit? Or do people have particular recs for the Cruiser in terms of what might best fit on top? Can you power these units through a regular 110 volt outlet?
Thank you so much for any info that you might be willing to share on these questions! We really appreciate it!!!
Department of History
University of Louisiana at Lafayette