Glad I found you all.
Just picked up a nice, but gutted 1946 Spartan....plan to do a total rebuild with modern conveniences.
I live in Ogden, Utah just north of Salt Lake City with my Sweet, Sweet wife Sandy. I'm retired and waiting for her to retire......so far I have remodeled out home and enjoyed it enough to jump into the trailer project with both feet. I figure I have two years till she retires so I'll be taking my time.....I'd love to hear some ideas of what to do to make it "special"......so please feel free to share your ideas.....what would you do?
I plane to have flexible solar panels on the roof, 4 or 5 batteries, full kitchen, red wheels and baby moon hubcaps.
The trailer may be used as a camp ground host home....full timers seeing America one day at a time.....or it may just sit in the garage with my 40 Ford truck
I'm starting with a new axle system/ electric brakes....I've a family member who builds trailers for a living and he told me a system which includes springs, pads, axle, hubs, drums, lugnuts...everything from the frame down is cheaper to buy than just the axle....and from what I have read hear cheaper than it would cost to replace pads on my brake shoes.
I do have a few questions for starters.....
With the corrosion from steal to aluminum what do I need to use in the way of fasteners.... like the window frames are metal and have dripped rust onto the rear belt trim causing it to rot......I'll get photos later once I get the trailer home from having the axle system installed ( the only repair I plan to farm out!!!).
It may be a month or so before I get it home so won't be any photos for a while.
If your going to be in my area pm me I might be able to share ideas of what to do around Utah....share my driveway....who knows.