I wanted to post a thread that highlights a project I have been working on over the past year. This past Sunday I was able to get my trailer far enough along to take it camping. I have had to put new floors in front and rear, axles, tires, lots of sanding/painting, toilet, inverter, water pump, Walburnizing and a laundry list of pricey items you get to replace with a vintage (1981) trailer.
Anyway the wife, dog and myself took off Sunday morning to Greenbo Lake State Resort in Ashland, KY for a one night stay - roughly 100 miles from home.
Everything in the trailer, towing and tow vehicle seemed to work FLAWLESSLY!!! I was even able to work the sewer hose/system without a spill.
It was hot here - about 90 degrees and humid. I hope to look for a new air conditioner this fall when if I see any on sale. Also I'll be looking for some memory foam for the top of the beds (couch and dinette cushions double for sleeping).
I do have a question or two for those experienced.
- What length fresh water hose do you typically carry? The one I had was 20 feet but would have been way too short if I were only one camping spot over.
- What length hose do you carry to hook into the sewer pipe flushing device? In my mad rush to leave the house I just grabbed the shortest garden hose I owned. It was way more than what I needed.
Here are a couple of tease pics. I'll write up trailer refurbish website or blog sometime to highlight all the work that was done.
Here we are leaving the house:
Here is the campsite:
Here is my dear wife making the first meal, complete with hamburgers, corn on the cob and green beans w/ham and topped off with a dark German beer!
Except for lacking some power (3:31 axle ratio stinks) it was a real joy to drive the wagon, a very smooth ride. With the proper hitch - the GW handled great and I was able to stop everything on a dime! I am especially impressed by the aluminum crossflow radiator I put in last summer. Along the highway I didn't get over 205 degrees on the long hills and the temp guage would drop like a rock to 195 degrees on the down hill side.