Inspecting a Vintage Trailer Contacting the seller Make sure of a few things before you head off down the road to go look at a trailer. When contacting the seller be sure to find out anything the ad did not include that you want to know. Even if it stated it in the ad I make sure I have them say it back to me either on the phone or by email. I make sure that anything that is questionable is addressed and there are no surprises. Here are a few questions to ask… Ask when the trailer was last used or towed. Ask if the electricity works including the brake, turn and indicator lights.
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The sideways plugs often used on these vans puts extra strain on the trailer cord because of the tight bend. The sideways plugs also stick out and become shin beaters. Better Installation Locations In-Bed Camper or 5th Wheel Plug Protected in Upper Recess of Truck Bed Wall In-bed 7 way plug installations for campers and 5th wheel applications typically position the plug in the lower part of the bed wall where it is subject to abuse if the pickup is used as a truck when not towing and hard to reach when installing a camper. Pro Plug fits perfectly in the upper recessed part of the bed wall where it is protected from damage and more convenient to connect to. Solutions for difficult applications RVs with Rock Solid Guards RVs with a Rock Solid stone guard can be tough to find a place to install a 7-way plug that is accessible, Pro Plug solves that problem because it can mount directly to the surface of the bumper without trying to figure out where to screw in clumsy brackets.
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If you can tow a small trailer, you are sure to be welcomed to one of the hundreds of vintage trailer rallies happening across the USA every year. Acquiring your trailer may prove to be the challenging part of the hobby. With pre trailers in such high demand, the prices of restored trailers reflect the investment of time and money put into them by their owners. If you are somewhat handy or crafty, or fancy yourself a do-it-yourselfer, you can probably restore your own vintage trailer!