Went down to Troutdale, OR last week and picked up my new trailer. 1971 Shasta Starflyte double axel. The add said it has been sitting in a car port on a cement slab for at least 25 years. Used as a guest house for company when the need arose. Company would go in the house to use the facilities so no water or toilet was used. I'm sure the electrical was used for the lights and air conditioner and yes the air conditioner still works. It was installed by dealer in 74. I got all the paperwork with the trailer for all the appliances. Very tidy trailer. They aired up the old bias-ply tires and they held, drove it into Portland 29 miles replaced all four tires. Drove it home to Seattle. Towed down the road nicely. Went up stairs and washed off who knows how many years of dust and chalked the roof seams. The plan? Repaint the wheels and add center caps and Beauty rings. Wax the exterior and polish the window frames. Replace the rusted side screws with S.S. and start going through the plumbing and appliances to find what doesn't work. Replace running lights with LEDs. Already Orderd awning. Repaint tongue and O-ya put in for a title;) yep-nothing! Looking forward to any encouragement or guidance, Happy to join the club. Cheers Jerry
Hi Jerry. Everyone is welcome here no matter the year of the trailer. We are able to help more on older trailers but they are all built about the same.
I recommend studying your trailer closely for any water damage. If it was inside for many years, it's likely the putty is very dry and needs to be replaced. The putty is your main "leak stopper" on the trailer.
Caulk tends to fail rather quickly which is why we don't use it.