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Old 03-16-2017, 04:27 AM   #15
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Door repair.

If the doors are fiberglass, take the one with a crack to some boatyards and find someone that repairs fiberglass. Check prices and look at some of their work. Boat yard people do lots of fiberglass repair. Since you will be painting it, matching gel coat color will not be necessary and can save some money. As for the door seals, I bet you can find something at a builder supply store. Ron
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:02 AM   #16
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I am so happy I found this group. Tonight I will be purchasing what I believe to be a Mity Lite Spacemaster trailer. After much googling, I was able to find this site and actually ID the trailer, as there are no identifying markers and the side windows were fiberglassed in (which I hope to reverse and have cut out) and the pop top has been sealed shut (which I also hope to reverse).

To make this trailer even more interesting, it actually has 2 (yes, two) top hinged doors (one on each side of the trailer). Though I've only known of these trailers for a short, short time, I've not seen one with 2 doors. I don't know the year and will post pictures as soon as possible. I do know that I will need guidance on making the pop top open again and having a canvas company make new canvas. Please provide any information that might help as I look at this trailer today and set forth on a course to customize and make it one of a kind. I truly feel in love with this rough little trailer and cannot wait to see it and bring it home. I am happy to be a member of this group and look forward to sharing photos soon. Safe and happy travels!!
:I think this style of trailer originally came with a boat on top?
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:34 AM   #17
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Thanks for the pictures Julie.
For fiberglass work I recommend contacting local marinas. That has worked very well for me.

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Old 03-16-2017, 05:45 AM   #18
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Boat...Questions for the forum

Yes, it did come with a boat but the guy I bought it from said that when he tried to purchase the boat (with the camper) the seller upset him and he walked away. Does the boat add-on feature change anything, as I am not a boater and wouldn't have used it with my remodel (or very unlikely).

I like the thought of having the doors fixed by a boat repair shop. Since the one is cracked and neither fully shut (at least the latching mechanism doesn't work, the door shocks are off {or not working} and the bottoms of each door appear to not seal or bow out a bit {no seals on the doors}, I was thinking I might take the Mity Lite in and have a boat repair shop fix the doors, put back the windows and possibly unseal the pop-top. The previous owner built a cedar frame and put plexi glass in it, so it goes around the skylight opening. Said to finish it with a tinted dome/vent cover. I am not sure this is how it was supposed to be/look or function. If anyone knows, please let me know.

I've not seen a Mity Lite EVER so I don't know how they function or look in person ...only seeing pictures of them online. If any MITY owners are close to the Portland area, I would LOVE to visit and see your MITY! I am thrilled this little gem did not get scrapped. More to come...
Questions: Since it is SO lite, should the tires be TRAILER tires or regular passenger? I've only owned travel trailers and have always put on trailer tires for safety reasons....
Where might I purchase the hydraulic door lifts, as I will need all four? maybe even the size so I can purchase ahead of time for the repair shop.
Any ideas on the side windows? One can barely see the outline of where they were fiber-covered into the trailer... Guess maybe I could customize and put larger windows if desired....any windows, maybe? Thoughts???
Thoughts on the skylight?

Thank you. I will try to post pictures in the next couple days. My partner and I are extremely happy to OWN said Mity Lite and are trying to figure a name for our little camper! Thank you.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:12 AM   #19
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check out perfectfit.com for rubber seals for the doors, or maybe a company that supplies door and trim seals for vintage cars. I think Steele is one company. Some Uhaul camper owners have found that the door seal from a Chrysler product minivan sliding door works. Camper windows can be found on eBay, but you'll want to get a window close to the correct size before you go cutting a hole. Windows from Scamp are reasonably priced, custom built windows are expensive. Try Amazon and eBay for lift cylinders.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:47 AM   #20
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Thank you. I will check those sites out. Is there a certain hydraulic lift size that I should be looking for? I would like to have many of the pieces bought when taken for fiberglass work. I am not that familiar with fiberglass....will I have to get windows close to what was there originally or can I look to go a bit larger? Don't want to wreck stability/integrity, but I don't know if windows would? Thank you!

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Old 03-16-2017, 09:00 AM   #21
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In some cases there are wooden stiffeners imbedded in the fiberglass around the window and door openings. In that case I would stick with the original sizes. Otherwise it's probably okay to use a window slightly larger to get something you want. I wouldn't chance one a lot larger though, just being cautious.

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Old 03-16-2017, 09:19 AM   #22
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Good to know. Thanks, Walt.
NEED: Can someone out there with a Mity Lite provide me the side window dimensions (I can see a faint outline but not sure)?
Not sure all Mity Lite's have standard side windows, but if you see the google pics with ones with a boat on top, those appear to have the window size I will need.
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:14 PM   #23
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You will want to look for a clamp ring type window, and be aware that it requires a clamp ring based on the wall thickness or some fudging may be necessary to make it work. An owner of the same trailer would be the best source of the information you need.
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:32 PM   #24
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:15 AM   #25
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Welcome and congrats on your purchase. The door that is cracked, take it to a boat yard and find someone that does fiberglass repair. Those that work on boats do lots of fiberglass repairs. Maybe check more than yard, and look at the quality of the work they do. For the door seals, look at a buiding supply store. Ron
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:11 PM   #26
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Definitely don't need the boat. It sounds like the home made skylight will be nothing but problems for you. A good place to get gaskets and seals is Trimlok. I would get trailer tires for it for sure. Like the others said clamp ring windows would most likely be best. The trailer is built with a foam core sandwich construction and would otherwise crush upon clamping a window to it so in the window locations they did laminate wood paneling in place of the foam to give it structure for installing the windows so keep that in mind. The windows in my earlier built Take Five are smaller then your Spacemaster. I don't think I would put a sliding window in it because of the angle of the sidewall water runs into the window tracks and flows to the inside and does not flow out the front weep holes. This should help you determine the struts you might need Click image for larger version

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Old 03-19-2017, 04:19 PM   #27
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Thank you. I will check those sites out. Is there a certain hydraulic lift size that I should be looking for?

Julie
I doubt that vintage had hydraulic lift cylinders; probably a spring strut as is used with hatch backs these days. Any writing/label left on one of them?
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Old 03-24-2017, 08:00 PM   #28
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Welcome ! You have your work cut out ! Contact me when ready I can help.
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