I still think you got a good deal Buck (warts and all) and your family is going to love going out camping.
I'll caution you to NOT get hung up on making this trailer perfect....before you use it. Oftentimes when something needs a lot of work the process to get it perfect overrides the pleasure of ownership...think home remodeling
If you're a former tent camper, you're probably used to camping with less than perfect conditions...like sleeping on the ground on a thin mattress! If it were me (and it's NOT), this is the order I'd prepare the trailer for use:
1. Make absolutely certain it's roadworthy... tires
, bearings, spare, lights
2. It's weatherproof...no leaks
and no bugs can get in.
3. It's clean and sanitary. No sleeping on moldy cushions and less dirt outside than in
Think hardsided tent!
4. Mods and decorating for creature comforts, etc.
You have a great opportunity to make this trailer uniquely your own. You've expressed concerns about the coupler. You can change what you have to a 2" for less than $20...if you bolt it on? Welded, if you can't do it yourself...I've been quoted $100 to change the one on my Scamp
. Even Wally World sells the parts for about $25. Here's a link:
Fulton 2" Coupler...RV Supplier
No kitchen sink spout? Available just about everywhere (think big box hardware store). Usually 4" centers. Go with the high rise model...you won't regret it and the cost only a couple bucks more than the "regular" kind. Here's some info from Morgan:
Morgans Mod: Casita high rise faucet spout
One thing about having something to tinker on...it gives family an opportunity to purchase you tools needed and parts wanted as GIFTS! Ohhhhh Santa.....
Best of luck Buck!