Well, three cheers for a handy dad! We went our our Burro
retrieval adventure over the snowy weekend. We'd had a feeling that the seller wasn't kidding when he mentioned that he wasn't an electrician, so my dad packed along some tools just in case...
On Saturday morning we met the seller, who was a nice honest guy, and ended up doing some minnesota-winter-morning wiring work to get the brake lights
working. I know how to do a lot of things, but not so much wiring, and I'm super glad my dad was along for the trip and was able to macgyver the lights
into operation in less than ideal work conditions. Otherwise a smooth trip despite the snow, which did slow us down a good bit on the return trip to Pittsburgh.
The camper is now hanging out at a trailer service place near my parents' place in the Pittsburgh area, getting new electric brakes
and a wiring overhaul. I stripped the cushion covers and brought a couple of them home to Philadelphia with me so I can use them as patterns for new covers. The original foam is structurally in great shape, though a little mildewey smelling. I read a thread here about bathing cushions and a test run on one yielded encouraging results.
It could use a bit of sealing work around the windows
, but otherwise it's campable as-is. I just want to do some cosmetic stuff, shining up the outside and doing new cushion covers and curtains and whatnot, maybe painting
the original and now dingy looking cabinet doors, etc. My dad is eager to get the exterior painted but I'm undecided about that.
I think I'll name it Rucio, fitting for a Burro that's going to follow me around in support of adventures.
edited to add a pic from the trip: