it does seem to have a single pipe about 4-5 inches running front to back....pulled it about 10 miles yesterday and the tow was very smooth...no lights or brakes but i was pulling with my f350 supercrew and that seemed to handle the trailer fine....
i would consider selling this trailer in a couple of weeks after i practice polishing on it...
i plan on buying another one just down the road a 1958
22 foot something or other that is in much better condition on the inside...the guy wants 900.00 and my wife just said it was ok....it i really wanted it....now she will want shoes, clothes, hair appointments, shoes, more clothes...and of course i will have to say yes.......
Originally Posted by 59toaster
If that's the "Pipe" frame I would be very hesitant to trying to tow it till it has been fully inspected. I would recommend putting it on a flat trailer to move it to where you plan to work on it. Then drop the belly pan and inspect the frame.
Florida's sandy soil and large amounts of rain are brutal on trailers parked on the bare ground. It rots them out. There have been several post of old FL trailers that looked great but the frames were totally rotten. One was a Nice looking coach and hitch was literally rotted off the front. Another was a 50's Flying cloud with a nearly perfect body but the frame was coming apart. I recommended to the person to disassemble the body from the frame and save the body and make a new frame....thats what he did. They literally had to shovel the frame up.
Please be careful. Those Pipe frame coaches are very bad about the pipe pulling out from rust.
Even with a bad frame that is still a great deal. There is so few of those coaches that saving them is worth the effort.