The Rebirth Of A TrailerStory And Photos By Cliff Steele
Published: Fall 2013
He bought his current trailer 33 years ago, but never gave its appearance much thought ... until now.
A trip to your local launch ramp will show you many trailers have peeling paint, dangling electrical wiring, and missing or inoperative safety lighting. I once was one of those guilty trailer boaters who kept our 24-foot pocket cruiser in Bristol condition, but did little more than simple maintenance (tires, brakes, bearings, and an occasional taillight bulb) on our 10,000-pound-capacity trailer. But recently I undertook an ambitious project to restore our older boat trailer to better-than-new appearance and increased its utility at the same time. A word of warning, this project is for the very capable and skilled DIYer.
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