Originally Posted by markism
The jackstands were primarily to stabilize it while we're in it. I had a fun experience getting in the back to test it out and when a couple people walked back as well we tipped backward. I'll take a few measurements and see what I can find out.
Thanks for the help, I know I sounded a bit whiney in my last post I was just a bit crestfallen.
This is the jackstand that we have to keep trailer from tipping. Came with the trailer when we got it. Stand is 8" tall and the arm is just a bar welded to a nut that raises the big bolt going through the stand.
We get trailer level with front tongue jack, then lower it just a bit, put two of these under the rear bumper
, adjust to just touching bumper then raise the front jack to put a little pressure on them.
Even without good suspension you can get away with local use on good roads for a little while to get some fun out of it while saving for an upgrade.
Looks like you need some bar keepers friend to scrub the trailer FG and the aluminum with, the results of that will get you over being crestfallen pretty quick. White pot scrubbing pad is also a good tool for clean up of the tough stains.
Here is a picture to give you some inspiration. Mine was in pretty rough shape when I got it and just cleaning and polishing (low cost work) made a world of difference.
It looked like your hinges were pretty worn sort of at an angle, did not see a door handle either. Did you know that scamp
still sells these parts?
It's a special joy to bring one of the old ones back and it does not have to be a total gut and rebuild, just giving it some love to offset the neglect over the years can make a world of difference. It's a really neat camper, good luck!