vintage trailer repair

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If you own an RV and use it infrequently over a couple of years, things are bound to break. Adjustments are necessary, even if things were working perfectly “the last time you used it.” Ask me what happens when you get the leaf springs in your truck replaced. What? The back of your car gets higher. And what does that mean for your trailer? It needs to crank up higher to hook up to your hitch. 21 inches on the Jeep now. My jack couldn’t cut it. And no amount of raising blocks underneath the jack stand would give me the height I needed. So I tried adjusting the hitch – making it lower to match the …

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So when your house has been around since 1964, and it has wheels and sits outside all the time, the roof takes a pretty good beating. But it’s not like you can re-shingle a trailer. All vintage trailers need to have their roofs repaired at some point or another. There are different types, some are aluminum with a coating and some have a rubber membrane. Lola has an aluminum roof with many many layers of mucky coating on it. Her previous owner (whom I had to consult about the title) had said to make sure to “put another coat on the roof.” I wasn’t sure what she meant. So I got up there and looked. Eesh. Okay, …

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