Brett and I worked together the other weekend and got lots done! I’ve had to stop working since, but next week I have lots of plans!
The husband has been great help lately and seems to be getting more interested in my little camper. We’ve torn off all the bottom fiberboard. Cleaned the underside all up and Brett sprayed it with black auto paint. It looks much better now, previously it was full of old insulation and empty acorns.
After the underside was done I got a great lesson in trailer wiring. We pulled all the old and I ran the new, then we plugged into the tow vehicle and checked each light individually. Once we got the ground figured out, they all worked. Brett also tightened up the interior 12 volt light. The old light bulb still worked! We elected (saved money) and didn’t put an inverter and battery in the trailer. The only way the 12 volt interior light will work is if the tow vehicle is attached. No problem, that’s what flashlights are for. Many more places to spend money than to be able to run one interior 12 volt while dry camping.
I used a grinding wheel on the drill and cleaned the bumper step and tongue up the best I could. Brett then sprayed with two coats of high build primer. They don’t look bad!
The wheels were a different story. Pretty rusty. Brett brushed with a wire brush for awhile and then pulled out a sandblaster. Why didn’t I know we had this? I’d have been dragging home rusty stuff much sooner!
And after two coats of primer!
Crazy, isn’t it how silly things like this are exciting to me?
My turn to try the sandblaster. You see I recently drug home a rusty old chair. It looks good rusty, I like that look, but left outside, the chair won’t be usable long.
I didn’t get far, dag nabbit, ran out of sand! I have to get more, that was fun.
I have been stalking eBay more and more the further along I get on the trailer. I need a new handle, problem is, they aren’t made any more, and new old stock goes for 3-500$. Way more than I can spend. Used ones often are very pitted and still can bring over $100. I checked eBay one night before bed and there was one newly listed for under $100 with shipping! I grabbed it on buy it now, it came in a couple of days and looks wonderful! I’ll still need to get it rekeyed, but I’m hoping that isn’t too complicated.