Thanks for the pictures--Austen!! Makes me feel young again--
I especially like your tie-down idea's and the quik take up's--very useful. Sleeping in your humble adobe--keeps $$ in ur pocket--where it belongs.
And A "Sinclair" service station--with the dino?? Not seen one in many years--I guess they are out west--
All is good...
Ha ha, I don't mind camping in it, some kind of eerie about it too.
Yeah, you don't see Sinclair stations very much. We don't have them up here in WA.
Thanks for following along!
Nice Austen! Sounds like it’s working out for you well!
Thanks Eric, it's a treat to finally be able to own one.
Austen, that's a huge nail. I am surprised it got stuck in the tread. All the other motorists probably thought you were moving horses, but the trailer doesn't leave behind the characteristic scent. If it di you wouldn't be able to sleep in there.
It was, most of the time they're laying flat so it's interesting how tires still pick them up that way. Would be interesting to see a slow-mo of it in action.
Yeah, at the California border inspection station on I5 they asked me if there were any animals on board.... nnnooope.
No kidding on the scent! It's a good thing it sat for several years.
Great shots, Austen!!!
Your sleeping arrangements remind me of a guy out my way who does mobile RV repairs, up to and including major cabover and roof rebuilds. He's got an enclosed utility trailer for moving materials and storing tools, but he also set it up like a mini-RV inside, so he can sleep inside and reduce the commuting during long jobs.
How is the balance of that trailer? The axles are really far back, does that mean you need to load heavy items (tractors) in the far rear to avoid excessive tongue weight?
Thanks for following along and glad you liked the shots! It's not something I'd want to live out of but an occasional camping trip isn't bad at all.
Balance seems OK, took a little trial and error to get the right height setting on the receiver as that did make a difference in handling. I won't be planning on parking the tractor over the tongue. I will park it in the back where the horses would ride over the axles and put the attachments in the front area.
I will say that the design certainly does make it very easy to back up and maneuver around.