My name is Myke. We just picked up a 72 Trail Mite here in the Seattle area. I've only had it a few days and already love it. Any other Trail Mite owners out there?
The previous owner replaced the floor with 3/4 exterior treated plywood and resealed most of the windows
, but otherwise it's pretty much stock. It has the bench seat/bunk beds in the front and the table/bed in the back. A water tank with a pump sink, electric hookup, and a propane
stove, but that's about it.
The previous owner was restoring it in a garage. He claimed there are no leaks
, but we'll soon see. He never used the water or propane
either. We've freezing weather since I picked it up and unfortunately didn't get a chance to put antifreeze in the water tank.
I'll probably be looking to do the following soon:
-first check out the water tank and hopefully no damage has been done due to the freezing weather.
-possibly gut and rewire the electrical
. Previous owner said that the breaker would pop if any more than 15 amps were thrown at it. Any suggestions on this stuff would be awesome. I'd also like to hook up a battery
-test and replace propane
-possibly replace the propane burner
-replace the ice box with a fridge
-replace the top vent
The previous owner claimed it to be around 900 lbs. I towed it home with my Subaru Forester and it seemed to do fine. I know they recommend electric braking assistance for anything over 1000 lbs on my car, but the Mite doesn't have electric brakes
. Anybody recommendations on this? I've been reading up in the forums on this stuff, but there doesn't seem to be much consensus. I'll continue reading but if anybody wants to throw any recommendations my way, I'd be much obliged.
I'm really enjoying reading people's experiences and checking out other's campers. This seems like a cool community and I'm happy to be a part of it.