Thank you, Bob -- and everybody else, too!
Well, I do enjoy a project, as long as it's not too far beyond my abilities.
I can do pretty much any interior work myself. I have rather idiosyncratic ideas about comfort and convenience, so I'm not really interested in refrigerators, cooktops, separate bathrooms, etc. I'm also skeptical about the safety of aged wiring and propane
, so a stripped out trailer is fine with me. (As I understand it, some of the small fiberglass
trailers need the moulded furniture/cupboards/etc because they contribute to structural integrity. I just mean not having 'systems' is fine with me.)
I can't do heavy work on the frame, axel, brakes
, wheels, and floor. If any of that needs to be done, the price has to be cheap enough for me to pay a shop to do it. I could do some work on windows
and glassing if I have to, but would prefer not.
I want a small trailer, probably about 13 feet. I'm completely flexible on sleeping accommodations.
At present I have a 2000 Ford E150 hightop van. It's a tough old beast, but with the weight
of the hightop conversion, I want to tow something lightweight.
I'm in Michigan. I'm retired, so I have plenty of time to travel to pick up a trailer without worrying too much about distance, when the weather is good. Spring is coming! Probably anything within 1,000 miles is feasible.
I'm seeing a lot of the older 13-ft trailers listed for around $5,000. For that price, I'd expect everything to be in excellent working order.
Gee, I have a lot to say! Should I copy this to the 'trailer wanted' section?