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Old 02-15-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Hello all,
Just purchased a 74 Land Yacht Trade Wind. Just got it home yesterday and can't wait to start tinkering.
I will be looking for a set of aluminum rims in the near future. Does any one know the bolt ring size? I would like to check around the local junkyards.
Also being new to these trailers can you guys recommend things to inspect and check. The inside is in good condition with no obvious leaks. The exposed areas of frame around the step is rusted out a little, and behind the rear axle very rusted. I'm thinking I may need to remove the belly pan and inspect the frame. This trailer sat up with limited use for the last 10 years or longer, but pulled great on the 70 mile trip home.
Any tips will be much appreciated!!

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Old 02-15-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Good luck Man....there's lots of help here on the forums.

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Old 02-15-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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Biggies are brakes, bearings and tires. Once you are happy with those three -- go camping! Lots of folks dive right into a massive overhaul/restoration before they really know what (if any) changes they would like to make or improvements they would like to add.

You will see corrosion on the steel members. Simple fact of age and exposure and is normal. As long as fundamental structure is sound, there is no real need for heroics. A little cleanup, maybe some POR-15 or Corrossion-X and life is good.

Have fun with it for a year and then tear into it -- you'll know what you want/need to do.

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Old 02-15-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
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Sounds like good advise, thanks!
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