Glad to hear the trip went well. First trip is always a little bit of a knuckle biter.
The wheels and tires aren't original. I found 13" wheels and tires cheaper on Amazon that just the cost of tires and mounting locally. Search for Trailer Tire On White Rim 530-12 5.30-12 5.30 x 12 Load C 4 Lug 12 x 4 Wheel
Brand: eCustomRim These are rated far above the load of the trailer.
Let me know if you have specific questions on the brakes. I can help with bearings, and I'm ready to figure out who to use for re-lining and what magnet to use as a retrofit.
I'll bet the soft spot is right inside the door, and probably at the corner near the fridge
. Let me know if I'm right.
Very simple trailer to use. Definite to-do list items:
Caulk the lower corners of the door frame inside the frame in the door cavity
Re-caulk around the windows
outside as a short term fix, and remove and reinstall with butyl tape as soon as practical. Existing putty gets brittle and leaks
Remove, reinstall through some new sealant, and cap with new sealant all the screws through the outside shell that go into wood. Consider stainless screws the next size up
Re-seal any roof penetrations
Check frame for any cracks in the front
Replace the power distribution center with something like: Progressive Dynamics PD4135KV Inteli-Power 4100 Series Converter. The stock converter will shorten battery
When you're ready, the little weep covers on the windows
can be 3d printed. Let me know when you're ready. I've got the files and had a friend do it for me.
Find a bubble window or other cover window for the front as was original. Driving down the road with these windows
could force rain in through the seals.
Other than doing anything you can to control leaks
, the rest is appliance and system related. Run it all and see what works or doesn't. Do some driveway camping.
Hope I didn't scare you. Make it safe first, protect it second, repair it third, improve it last. Use it at every step of the way.