Trailer Is Stripped And Ready For Paint

I have the best father-in-law in the world. No really I’d pit my father-in-law against anyone’s in a test of bend-over-backwards altruism. Too bad they don’t make his kind of character much anymore. You see after I gave the old trailer a careful inspection in the weeds on Saturday and decided to use it for the tiny free house and take my chances with any necessary repairs, (new wiring, tires, etc), he pulled it out of the grass yesterday, hauled all the old junk out of it, and stripped off the rotten wood. Now we can see the base steel frame, tires, axles, pretty much everything very clearly.

As it turns out the trailer already has electric breaks and the tires are old but fine. Two need a flat repair but very usable. So for a few bucks and a coat of paint it looks like the tiny free house has a trailer to ride on. Photo credit Dick Johnson. Thanks Again Dick!

2 thoughts on “Trailer Is Stripped And Ready For Paint

  1. Every time you post, I get excited to see what is happening next. I want to do this someday and am having so much fun living vicariously through you, since my kids are still too young for me to find time for this kind of project. Hopefully, I can learn a few things by watching and put them to use someday.

    Cheering for you from Michigan!

  2. Thanks Bea! Progress should start speeding up now that I have the trailer. I expect to have the revised design complete this week and start putting the wall panels together this weekend.

    Thanks Again!
    Michael

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