The Son of a Son of a Trailer™ is a....
1991 Coleman Williamsburg - I found it in the back yard of a friend of a friend, having sat unattended for about 2 years. I saw the potential in this, so inquired if it was for sale. It was! So, I bought it in June of 2003. It did need a little work, as it hadn't been touched in those 2 years.
So home with me it went - there was a flat tire on one side, and the previous owner had managed to replace the flat with the spare, so I was ok on that point.
Well, the good news is that I'll get the hang of this trailer thing yet.
Got the trailer out of winter storage. Now when I checked on the trailer the first really nice weekend we had, all was fine. Opened the trailer, checked for rodent activity, checked the canvas. Fine. Opened up the trailer for the first time, and I'll be darned - two, not one, but two holes in my brand new canvas.
So far, so good... trailer came out of storage with no problems! Had the yearly maintenance performed, and had a brake controller installed in the Jeep, and the trailer brakes reactivated. What a difference! The trailer really doesn't need them as it is so light, but you can definitely tell the difference with the brakes working.
Time for the first trip of the season! Headed up to Vermont a week before Memorial Day, and even though it was a bit cold, the heat in the trailer held up well. Got there even before they graded the road for the season, so was able to shake out the trailer over the washboard road. Then the wakeup call, as the road grader picked that weekend to maintain the road. 6AM. Just brutal.
Axle hangers. What? Yup, the axle hangers were damaged when the trailer was stolen, which would explain the brakes acting funny. Ok, to the shop then.