Congrats on the trailer. I also own an ex-military 16'. Mine was a loaner out of Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Not in too bad condition, but the first thing I noticed was they stripped off the electric brakes
, put on a 4pole connector, and took out the water tank. Also noticed that the bearings had not been repacked since new-by the looks of them-pretty gummy. I had trouble with the DMV on registration
, so ended up buying a wrecked trailer and switching the VIN
and the DMV didn't care. I have also replaced most of the rivets, and replaced all cabinet doors and table top.
Oh, and I have the welded on brackets on the trailer side of the A frames.