And I took the original wheels off and I'll get new rubber before I go back to put it on the pavement!
Don't forget to take 2 new cotter pins.
That way you can remove the dust caps and outer bearings to shove some grease in there before hitting the road. While you got that grease on your rubber gloves go ahead and grease that ball hitch to gain some electrical ground too.
Take the portable magnetic trailer lights with you too and the roll of duct tape.
Thanks soup I've studied the checklist on here and it's a good thing I'm not going to have to tow very far and they are all back roads! And it's odd, the lady who's property it's on said it was put there just to camp in it but somebody put newer trailer brake lights on it....maybe just to get it there?? I don't know but I'll go back and get the lights all working before we hit the road with it too.
One thing I did notice when taking the wheels off, they were difficult to get out of the wheel well, they were 185 80 13's I think it would be wise to put 170's on instead. Any suggestions? What's the benefit of running the wider tire? It just creates more drag and makes changes more difficult.
You will find that usually when taking rims/tires off or on especially on a Lowflyte, you'll find it easier to do when the tires are deflated, airing them up after they are installed. You are right, no advantage to a wider tire on these vintage campers. The wider tires just destroy your wheel well lips during changes.
Keep in mind too, the trailer needs to be hitched to the tow vehicle to get a good ground for the lights to work.
Cheri I thought I was going to open the oven and it would suprise me and be spotless! IN MY DREAMS! My wife screamed! real550A I thought that the price was going to go sky high in the last 12 seconds but I was the only one who bid on it. Blew my mind that nobody bid on it!
Here is what I can tell you about it....I have wanted one of these for the last two years...driving the wife nuts with the obsession. I saw this and watched it till the auction had only a couple hours left. I also could not believe that there were not 1000 bids and it was up to $38,000 or so....I thought about bidding also but again, would have to figure on the cost of shipping.
I am quite jealous of the "steal" and also quite happy it is here so I can share in its new life, and live vicariously through your wallet, to see it coming back to life. If you decide you need your hundred bucks back please call me first! LOVE IT!
I watched that one also and can't believe it went for so cheap. They are still out there folks. Best places to look are places where it doesn't say VINTAGE trailer in front of it. I find them on CL that way. Not everyone is aware of the value of these things yet.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...