Hello to all you rv'ers. I have greatly appreciated this site and have enjoyed your humor and comradery. Have learned much by reading the problem solving section, mostly what to look out for!
I am interested in buying an old trails west
camper that is fairly close (6 hrs) and the right price.
When I went to look at it, the owner was obviously very honest and told me a few problems with it. When they go down a dirt road, the door would pop off. She said their fix was to jump out of the car every quarter mile and pound the hinges back in.
I live in Yosemite and want to take the trailer in the high country where there are nothing but bumpy dirt roads. I have read some postings from other fiberglass rv owners whose doors have opened under similar circumstances, but none that completely fell off.
Do you suppose this is a problem that can be remedied without spending huge $$$$?
Also, the trailer sat under 7 feet of snow last winter and they forgot to cover it, causing the popup to leak. The leak was noticeable because there is plywood under the pop up cover which appears water stained. But still, it seems in good shape, except for the fact one of the mechanisms to hold up one side of the pop up is completely gone. On the issue of spare parts, do you know where we might be able to get one of those mechanisms?
I keep trying to overcome my desire to buy a fiberglass rv, which hits me hardest when I go to work, but alas, I think I am hooked. So I am trying to keep the price of the purchase down, and not buy a bomb, in order to try it out and see if I really like it.