We Bought a Vintage Trailer

During the middle of a pandemic…one of us found ourselves without a job. We have always talked about restoring a vintage trailer…well…okay…maybe it was just me that talked about it.

After doing some searching, it seems there is a current market for restoring vintage trailers. We’ve had our fair share of construction projects…how hard could it be to restore a trailer? I mean really. There is less than 200 sq ft of space, surely it cannot be that hard!

[insert eye roll here]

Lesson #1. Getting your hands on a hunk of rolling junk is almost like day trading. We would find a trailer on marketplace, make an offer, and it would be gone! Our very first purchase, ended up being for two travel trailers, but not this one. This little lady we found just after picking up the other two.

When we went to pick her up, the young, sweet couple was moving and trying to get rid of “stuff” so they did not have to move as much. We took our trailer thinking we would load her on it. The problem is, we have a regular utility trailer with sides. The Golden Falcon would not clear the sides of the trailer. We left her that night and contemplated what to do. By morning, we figured we would just take back roads home (it was only 60 miles) and go very slowly.

We had zero issues.

Lesson #2. Keep straps, rope and duck tape in your call at all times. And spare trailer lights if you plan on day trading trailers.

The inside looked decent. There were a few rotten spots, but nothing that could not be fixed! All of the windows were intact with only the door window being broken.

We don’t know much about these things, but figured we could learn as we go!

*We think that this particular Golden Falcon was manufactured in Canada.