Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our Trailer Project

Most of you know we love camping. We do it all, primitive, traditional, up-scale and RV type (if you can call that camping). We have a small utility trailer that we sometimes use for extended camping trips. It was purchased from a dear Army friend in 1969 and we have had it ever since. In 1989 I refurbished it for the first time. It really needed it by then. Didn't do too much. Painted the frame, new lights and wiring and new wood. Well, it was time again to do a refurbishing job so I made sure I took my time. We wanted something that would stand out a bit.

I started by stripping all the wiring and wood from the frame. I then wire brushed the entire frame, painted it with two coats of primer and then three coats of Rustoleum. Next I replaced all the wiring and added new LED lights. For the wood I used exterior plywood for the deck and pine for the sides. I made the front and back removable for flexibility. All of the wood was stained with exterior "natural" stain for longevity. I repacked the wheel bearings for safety. Once the wood was cured and dried I then, today, put it all together. The pitures below shows the results. Can't wait to do our first camping trip now. Guinness loves it.

" I really need a face lift."



Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day

Today is Flag Day. Wear it, wave it, display it proudly. It is YOUR Flag.