My recent trip to Plattsburgh to visit Mr. Airstream, Colin Hyde, was fraught with inaccurate weather forecasts. The hills of Schoharie hate me. The good news is I was able to make the trip safely while towing the trailer. Gives me experience and more confidence if I get stuck driving in bad weather in the future.
I am annoyed with myself that I didn’t take any photos at Colin’s shop, but you can see a few pics from Reinergirl’s blog post (sans snow piles). I need to tell Shelly that I saw Moonraker waiting patiently. I went to the shop for a leak test and to get a custom VTS dead bolt installed. Colin is adapting the deadbolt Steve sells so it works with trailers like mine. See the new dead bolt on the body of the trailer below the handle by the door. I think he’s going to send photos of the install to Steve, so I’ll link to those when they are available. He also fixed my door lock while he was at it. What a man!
His crew (Reed, Dave, and Anthony) also bucked more rivets to secure Rosie’s rear end (no comments from the peanut gallery please) and reinforced the cracked and separating wheel well black plastic.
The best part of my trip was getting to see Malcolm after he got out of school. I really enjoy talking with that young man.
Then that night, I again missed a photo op of my truck and trailer parallel parked on a downtown Albany street in front of daughter and sil’s house. C&N were very helpful directing my poor backup attempts in the freezing rain late at night. I felt much better knowing it was locked up, but they let me sleep in the front bedroom where I could peak at the trailer during the night.