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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Native » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:21 pm

Rumor has it Ron Bone might maybe come by.
Today I got the trailer emptied out (with the help of my girls), and half of the helmets have been thoroughly washed (thanks to one of the girls).
I washed the outside of the trailer. Did y'all know it's white, not muck-green/brown?
Went to Ho'-'po and got a new counter top. They did not have white. :-( But, I wasn't running around to go find it.
Also purchased 3 new plastic bins. They might be a bit heavier duty - time will tell on that.
Figured out just which running lights need to run.

Sure could use a hand.
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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Loren » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:39 pm

Sounds like a good start!

I'll be there from about 10-11:30. Then, I have to go teach children to drive!
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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Native » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:56 pm

I found out I'm going to be up fairly early tomorrow. If you're feeling it, it's ok to be earlier.
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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Native » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:35 am

Saturday - Day 2:
Loren came by and we got the new desktop installed.
We figured out why the deskside window still leaks and the opposite side doesn't. Drilled new drain hole. Not enough.
I spent about 90 minutes constructing and fitting a vertical squee-gee / dam for the water. It probably would've worked, but it also blocked the window from opening. :no: No go.
Constructed and painted a new foot for the tongue jack (it's quite nice, you're going to love it).
Figured out I'm terrible at trailer wiring (but did learn that mounting a marker light serves to ground it, and testing without mounting is an instant fail).
Went to store and got needed running lights (3) and connectors.

Sunday - Day 3:
Fixed all the lights (now that I know how).
Put the wall back together (had to remove the panel to get to the lights).
Installed the new foot for the tongue jack, greased said jack.
Rewrapped the exposed tongue wiring.
Installed gutter over the leaky window. Redirecting some of the flow off the roof might help some.
Bug sprayed.
Adjusted hinges on back door.
Started to fiddle with the side door, only to find the bottom to be water-rotted into chips. Sigh.

More to come...
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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Loren » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:45 am

Trailer maintenance seems to have turned into a full-time hobby!

You gonna have time to get everything sorted and re-packed before Friday? I can probably get over there sometime this week... whenever you're gonna be at it again. You know my driving school schedule. Not much else going on.
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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Native » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:38 pm

Tomorrow my day job kinda fell apart. I'll be messing with it starting about 1 or so.
Gonna patch up the door, and then start sorting and repacking/trashing stuff. Marking bins and coolers. Some of the floor markings I'm going to try to re-do.
I've got Friday, too, but hoping to be done.

If you feel like coming by for a bit before your 4 pm lesson, feel free.
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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Loren » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:41 pm

I can probably get over there after lunch. :thumbwink:
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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Native » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:47 pm

95% done after another 6 hours today:

"Repaired" the side door, and adjusted the hinges.
With Loren's help, went through our various boxes of stuff and purged, cleaned, rearranged, etc.
Cleaned the windows (Loren did).
Gave all the coolers a wipe, and reloaded them.
Figured out how to pack the new stuff, since the marks on the floor were off to start, and now with new bins was even worse. So, remarked the floor. It's sloppy, but I think will help speed up the packing process, as stuff actually has a home now.
Put a new battery in one of the stopwatches (did y'all know we had stopwatches?).

Not done yet:
Still have 5 or 6 helmets to wash.
Have to return a lid from one of the new bins. It's cracked - I missed it when purchased.



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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby Loren » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:00 pm

Nice!

Don't let me forget to take the fire extinguishers after Sunday. They're due for inspection.
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Trailer fix-up day Nov 10

Postby CaptainSquirts » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Good stuff Steve! :thumbwink:

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