Originally Posted by cycletahoe
inside pics....not bad considering it has been sitting for over 20 years
This is an awesome find. Are you still planning on brining it home in another couple weeks? I saw you were planning on a new axle, tires and wheels for the trip. I did not replace my axle before bringing our trailer home (a slightly shorter distance than what you are contemplating and not over the Rockies), but did get a set of new wheels and tires. From your pics, it looks like you have a five lug split rim that I have seen pictured on another 53 Flying Cloud
. You should absolutely replace them for the trip home, but don't thrown them away!
If your looking for a simple wheel to just get you home at low cost, I bought 15 x 6 inch Dexstar conventional wheels at Redneck Trailer Supply for $26.29 each on sale (regular price is $45.00 each). They come in both five and six bolt patterns and meet the specs (2,600 pound weight rating) required for these trailers. At least if you end up going with another wheel later, you won't have a ton of money sunk into these.
Good luck with your recovery. Please post more pics along the way and give us an update on your planning. Recovery stories are great to read and I found everyone here was very helpful with the planning and execution of my recovery