The New Guy! Jun 3, 2021 14:10:52 GMT -8
Post by shep on Jun 3, 2021 14:10:52 GMT -8
Hey guys and gals, I am brand new on here. I am recently the new owner of a 1973 four season 12’ camper trailer. We actually purchased it over a year ago and had to leave it on the American side with my parents due to COVID restrictions. My mom is pretty handy with remodeling and cleaning up antiques so she made a project out of it last summer. She gave the interior a fresh coat of paint, installed new floors and made all new seat/bed cushions. She did an amazing job! Now we are trying to get the original tail lights working. I managed to figure out which wires went to which bulbs. I unfortunately broke a contact on the push/twist sockets. I picked up new pig tail spring style double contact wires. I’m gunna try to mcgiver them back to working order. They are monarch 5115 lights. The housing and lense looks similar to the airstream style monarch light, only the single one. It also has the starburst style clearance lights that are not all working. Some bulbs are missing, some are cracked or damaged. Everywhere I’ve looked they are sold out. It would be nice to get them back to original but not sure if it’s worth the $13 a piece. Princess auto sells cheap marker lights that’ll work the same. We also made the mistake of try to take the left wheel bolts the wrong way. We didn’t realize the left side is left Reversed thread. we slightly damaged one bolt, it still works fine but would like to get all new wheel bolts. Does any one know where to find left thread bolts? I’ve called around everywhere and they are virtually impossible to find. Another addition I want to make is a full off grid battery / solar system. I currently have two marine 12 volt batteries, a noma 100 watt solar panel kit from Canadian tire. We are on the fence about painting it, it does look cool in its original beauty but I think fresh paint would help protect and improve water proofing from small pin holes and gaps. The girlfriend and I are looking so much forward to using this trailer this summer and many more! I was hoping that joining this community of trailer owners can help us get these little projects done. If anyone has information they can share to help fix up this little Four Seasons trailer, it would be greatly appreciated!