There she goes.

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Antique trucks, Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trailers

Whew, it’s gone.  The folks who bought it came up from Kansas City MO on Sunday, and we spent all morning yesterday getting it onto his trailer.  It was a much bigger job than I’d hoped it’d be, but happily no worse than I expected.

We had one hair-raising moment, when one of the 55 gal. drums it was setting on partially collapsed, nearly dumping the whole thing on it’s side.  As we jacked up the front, the left rear barrel must have tilted a little on the soft ground, and accordianed.  The trailer shifted about a foot to the left, we all ran for cover, but it stayed aloft.  Some quick blocking and more jacks got it stable, and we were then able to raise it back up and get the trailer under it.  Pretty tense for a couple of minutes, as if it’d fallen there’d have been nothing left to save. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that little fiasco, we got the trailer under it, and felt a lot more confident about the entire project.  It was a challenge getting it far enough forward, as we couldn’t get the trailer completely under the camper due to the blocking and jacks at the rear after the fall, but managed to support it on floor jacks at the front, on the trailer deck,  jacks on the rear and simply rolled backed the trailer under while the camper rolled on the jacks.  I had to crawl under it and attach the chains to secure it to the trailer, but it was resting on 6 blocks and was secure.  Luckily, I’m not so fat that I couldn’t get under, it was 9 1/2″ off the trailer deck.  Pretty tight!  I don’t know how he’ll get it unloaded, but I don’t have to help, so it’s all good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It wasn’t at all sad seeing it leave.  Both Mom and Dad, and Kim and I have lots of  good memories of using it and traveling with it, and are happy it’s going to a good home and will be enjoyed again and shown off  by the new owners. 

Happy Trails!

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