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Old 08-25-2015, 11:08 AM   #15
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While I understand your intent to put a table outside the trailer, I am adverse to putting holes in the shell.

I bring a small, fold up, picnic table with us. The seats of the table will support my rather large derrière, but I put a fold up chair at either end for my wife and I. I now have a fold up kitchen, table, couch, and chairs.

I also like this idea:
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:05 PM   #16
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If you've used your trailer for a few years you probably know everything that's wrong or at least have suspicions. Soft floors are easy to detect. They probably did not happen during your ownership unless you've seen a leaking window.

Generally I like fixing up the trailer to make it ours. If you need a new axle you'll know when you take it on a rough road. It's usually not too expensive and usually most significant locals have someone capable of replacing it.

The key strength of these little guys is their weather integrity. If that's intact you're probably in good shape. Unless you intend to replace it with a new unit, you are liked to have some issue with what ever you buy.

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Old 08-25-2015, 12:11 PM   #17
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Buying new doesn't solve problems showing up later. It like anything else the more you use it the more maintenance it requires. If it's working for you now, it'll probably be working for you in 30 to 40 years provided you keep up the maintenance.
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:48 PM   #18
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=Lilytrilly;544095 I'm a worrier so I want to check things through.
Hey, Lilytrilly,
You don't even have to be a worrier to want to check things through. Smart people do this too!

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Old 08-26-2015, 03:18 PM   #19
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Slice the onions just a little finer, maybe?

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