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Old 01-21-2021, 07:09 PM   #1
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Wink trail mite replacements

hey all I have the opportunity rot purchase a trail mite 1970's

my concern I can't find ANYTHING if I need repairs.
who can I contact for info?? anything helps. thx
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:28 PM   #2
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No one really. It’s about being resourceful, google for answers. Realize most of what you might need is not specific to Trail Mite. Fiberglass repair is just fiberglass repair, appliances, window parts, etc. There’s no answer person to call.

Assume it WILL need repairs, not IF. A 40 to 50 year old trailer will need stuff fixed and parts are beyond design life. An old trailer is not for everyone for sure. But if you are flexible and resourceful, it can be fun!
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:01 PM   #3
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thx Bill!
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:35 PM   #4
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The other good news is repair techniques are more about the repair and less about the brand trailer. So you can learn from someone doing repairs on their Scamp, or Boler or whatever. Yes, brands do have some unique stuff but a lot of it isn’t unique. Realize the trailer manufacturers tend to buy components from the same handful of companies.

+10 to below, I see newbies tossing original appliances that "didn't work" and then ask where to find replacements. Sometimes the replacements just don't fit, and the old stuff could have been repaired. Someone tossed the furnace from my Trillium, and it is obsolete and unique, so when its gone its gone. So instead of tossing stuff, read the various threads where people have repaired them. Besides appliances, door locks can be hard to find. And many "broken" door locks can be repaired by a local locksmith. And of course, until you have the right replacement in hand, a lock with issues is better than no door lock. And sometimes parts from one broken lock can be combined with another broken lock and you end up with a good lock. My current door lock is such a combination.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:53 PM   #5
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Just a tip, don't throw away anything until you have a replacement. You may need model numbers or measurements from your original parts... appliances in particular.


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Old 01-22-2021, 08:03 AM   #6
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so simple but SO SMART LOL. thx!
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