And the road goes on forever...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Travel Supreme Repair

Running out of things to accomplish around the lot, Marc turned his attention this week to some much needed fixes to the trailer. The plastic fender skirt was broken in several spots, held together with Duct tape and looking so ugly even we had to turn away in shame. As many of you may know, the manufacturer Travel Supreme went bankrupt and out of business in 2008 so the opportunity to purchase a new part likely expired along with the company. The first step after disassembling was to fabricate sheet metal patches which Marc then riveted into place.

The fender skirt had previously been held on by two flimsy aluminum brackets which had flexed so much over the years they were toast. Time to weld up something to really hold up to taking this baby off road!

With the new brackets in place and the undercarriage in this area newly spray-painted, everything was put back together in short order. A little dap of black paint to cover the silver rivets and we’ll call it good.