I camp many places that don’t have electricity. I usually charge my phone, watch, and iPad through my tow vehicle. The last time I camped I drained my car battery. In search of another solution, Rachel at harps recommended using a marine charger on my battery box. This is what I did.
My bathroom light was falling down. It also was a little worse for wear. I tried to clean it up while I rewired it. It was looking pretty good, but the lens was cracked. In the middle of the process, I was wondering if I could get a new one. I only install like items when I take a part out of the trailer to maintain the original look. The light is no longer made, but when I went on eBay, there was one for sale from New Old Stock – NOS. This a a new part from an old stock of parts that aren’t made anymore.
New light installed.
People always ask how I keep the trailer shiny – you have to shine it! My first camp out is in three weeks, so it was time to pull down the trailer and do the preseason shine. I use Metal Gloss polish with my Cyclo polisher. I saw it at a car show and it works well. You can also use Nuvite S.
Our windows are our view to the world, but sometimes they can get cranky – or uncranky and stuck. I found an easy fix. I got some 0000 Stella wool and sprayed a little silicone oil on it. Next, I cleaned out the channels after opening the window. Lastly, I sprayed the gear at the base of the arm. Now they work great. Use of silicone spray is key here because of it resistance to water – not regular WD40.
It’s cool to have the original fridge that came with the trailer. It is better when the fridge works! I rebuilt the back of the fridge to keep it going a couple of years ago and it has gone strong – until this weekend. The fridge lit, but it didn’t get cold. I worked on the fridge this weekend and found a critical problem – the Klixon valve tounge broke and fell into the flame. I needed a new valve, but they are impossible find.
I ended up making a tounge for the valve. It is important that the valve still work because it cuts off the propane if the flame goes out. You know this by a “click” when it heats up and cools down. That part worked, the tounge just broke off.