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Old 05-24-2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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We took the ferry over to Mukilteo and then drove out to Snohomish to my brother-in-law's camp (BS Camp Brinkley/Pigott) to pick up my trailer. I called first to check tow-ball size, and he asked the guy who had been with him when he bought it, and said "2 inch." Didnt think to ask about electrical.

So we got there- it was 1 7/8. Tried to switch out tow balls with my bil's truck but his receiver was larger and his ball had a larger stem. Plus the electrical was wrong. The trailer had the round 6 slot kind, I had a flat four connection on the car. So we got back in the car and drove down to Monroe to get a ball and an adapter, went back, and picked up the trailer.

I measured before leaving- just about 28 feet combined length. I wanted to make sure I didn't get charged $30 on the ferry- under 30 feet and under 7'4" is about $13.

Anyway, made it home fine, we even THINK the lights were working okay. I do want to replace the lenses on the lights and maybe the bulbs to be brighter. Managed to back in okay but parked a little crooked.

So now for pictures. The interior was pretty much exactly as Steve described it. No horrible surprises.

Here is the trailer parked by my cabin.


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Back door open. I do have jacks, but didn't know where they were when I got home with it, and have the front end a bit too low to use them.


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Old 05-24-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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You can see someone's attempts at decorating using wallpaper on the cupboards. I think that will come off and I'll paint.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:59 AM   #3
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glad you got your trailer home safe and sound! Maybe our paths will cross at one of the WASH ST. campgrounds....
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One side of the popup won't stay up; I have it propped at the moment but will check the mechanism to see why it won't hold later.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:12 AM   #5
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Congratulations
Looks like a great little trailer - good condition with just enough little things to do that you can really make it 'yours'. Have fun!!
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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Yay!

But you can sleep better at night now.

Looks clean. Did you do that or did the formers owners keep it nice for you?
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:21 PM   #7
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Yeh! Glad you finally got it!

Let the mods begin!
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:44 PM   #8
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Hi Bobbie

Congratulations on your new (to you) trailer. It is a beauty.l Be ready to have lots of lookers at Lake Casitas.

See you in October. (Space 50)

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Old 05-24-2007, 03:02 PM   #9
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I know it was a knuckle biter...first to make the purchase site unseen...and then the waiting to pick it up. Hope everything turned out better than you hoped for...looks like a nice trailer to me
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:27 PM   #10
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Looks clean. Did you do that or did the formers owners keep it nice for you?
The former owners kept it nice. The cushion covers are very worn and need replacing (not sure yet about the cushions) but the trailer is clean, the rat fur is in good shape, kitchen is clean, it looks like plumbing and wiring may have been upgraded as they look fairly new.

There are a few things I need to ask people about and I'll get to those. There is what may be a gas lamp, says Coleman, but nothing in it. The furnace looks to be in good shape but isn't hooked up (heater, not furnace, its free-standing but looks to be gas.) I need to fix the doorknob as it sticks. Definitely need to get some kind of step as it is a bigger step up into the trailer than I expected.

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Old 05-24-2007, 07:30 PM   #11
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I know it was a knuckle biter...first to make the purchase site unseen...and then the waiting to pick it up. Hope everything turned out better than you hoped for...looks like a nice trailer to me
I'm happy. I was a little worried about the interior and things my bil might not have mentioned, like odors, but there are none. I'll need to figure out how everything works- if I'd been there to buy it I'd probably have asked, but it shouldn't be too hard to find someone familiar with trailers to help me out.

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The long wait is over! Congrats on finding a super trailer - making it "your own" will be part of the fun. Wishing you safe journeys and many happy memories. Hope our trails will pass in the future. Take care, L 'n D
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I'm so excited for you! Keep in touch and let me know what you do right--or wrong--so I can follow your lead when I find my trailer! Hope we'll be camping together at Lake Casita in the fall!


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Old 05-26-2007, 06:56 AM   #14
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Bobbie,
Now the fun begins! From anticipation jitters to contemplation, action, & completion of mod projects.
Enjoy the process,

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