Rookie Mistake: I didn’t purchase my first vintage trailer in a downpour.
For those of us who live with near constant liquid sunshine of the Pacific Northwest - it’s an absolute must. How else are you supposed to call the seller’s bluff of for those famous last words, “no leaks.”
Hours after we purchased this yet-to-be-named 1968 Aladdin Trailer the deluge of the season hit. Of course, that was BEFORE we had a chance to buy a waterproof cover. The next morning we saw the damage had been done. Water… trickling in from both large, long windows, soaking the wood paneling and upholstery.
Starting with the back window, the source of the leak became quite evident with a tap on the “glass.” Rookie mistake number two: the sellers replaced a broken window with plexiglass and I didn’t catch it because I was too starstruck by the original turquoise store and matching ice box. The plastic pane wasn’t even sealed with any caulk. No wonder it leaks! Too bad I didn’t catch that BEFORE I took out the...