Originally Posted by sonny75
I just bought a sweet old 1975 Ventura
. Is there any place to buy used parts? The last owner tore out the counter/sink/stovetop/fridge for some reason. As well as the electrical
. Buy a tent next time dude. The door is a bit of a wreck and won't close without a fight. Its unaligned by about a half inch. Any suggestions? Sonny
Very limited. Its a 45 year old trailer. The parts are long gone. Used parts can be found on ebay (expensive), RV salvage yards, C/L and so on. Very hit or miss and you need to be a digger.
Parts can also sometimes be found in the form of another trailer. Sometimes an old pop up trailer's parts can be used.
Google RV salvage yards in your area.
I do occasionally see old parts on FB marketplace.
Last year I saw a complete kitchen: stove, sink, refrigerator
from a late 1970s popup, cheap. Condition was not ideal but usable stuff at a low price.
On doors, start with the shape of the door (does it match the contour of the trailer), then on to hinges. Last is the latching mechanism. Doors can get water inside them and basically destroy them. Hinges break, places where hinges mount can rot (if they are into wood), trailers sag where the door contour might be fine but not the trailer.
With stuff missing on the inside, and if left outside, roof sag can be a problem.
Read threads on what people have done on other brands of trailers. Many of the fixes will be similar.
One "mistake" people make is they only focus on threads on their brand of trailer. Repairs on other brands can be very useful to study. They also sometimes only seek parts for their brand trailer. The appliances inside trailers tend to be from the same companies that made parts for everyone.