As much as I love our vintage Boler trailer, owning a nearly 40 year old trailer comes with it's challenges. We took the trip to pick her up this Sunday. Such a sweet but dusty sight. She needs a good scrub before we can take her out this weekend. We talked about what we want to do to her this year. Top of the list, a new paint job, an awning, and so on. Well, something else got bumped to the top of the list as we towed her down the highway and I noticed the door was swinging in the wind. Yep, the lock assembly broke and fell out on to the highway. We used a bungee to keep the door closed all the way home. Turns out, it's not easy to find a replacement handle and lock. Out of production, they are hard to find and expensive. After a day of searching, Todd tracked down a guy in South Carolina who had some dead-stock parts. $100 plus shipping later, we're hoping what we bought will do the trick. Just like an old home, you really have to make some sacrifices for the sake of kitsch and character. I comfort myself in the problems new units have, and the old adage that "They just don't make 'em like they used to". I guess that lock did serve it's job for 37 years. Not too shabby.
I hope the next reno will be more fun.