The Miley’s been on the back burner since Raglan and I have been hitching a ride with SellerH lately, but I’ve done a lot of little stuff on it since I last updated this Trailer Reno series. I attacked all the hinges with WD-40, screwed back in a sheet of metal that was starting to detach, and added some rubber mats to the ramp. Most of it was pretty straight forward, the only thing I learned is that self-drilling screws are THE BEST and that my drill is WEAK.
Last month, when I went to move Raglan to 10M, one of my trailer’s tires was flat. I pumped it back up with a portable air compressor, but I was pretty sure the tire had a slow leak I was going to have to address at some point. When I went to hook up my trailer on Wednesday the same tire was flat again. I thought I was just going to get the leak patched up, but when the guy working the counter at my local Discount Tire came outside to look at the trailer his eyes nearly bugged out of his head. Apparently the Miley’s tires were from the 90s and no modern tire shop would patch twenty-year-old tires.
I really didn’t want to pay for new tires on the Miley since I don’t plan to keep it for a long time, but he quoted me $425 for a full set (including a free upgrade to a better model of tire) so I figured why not? It’s always a plus to be able to say that a trailer has brand new tires when you go to sell it, and I can just tack the price of the tires onto how much I’m eventually going to list the trailer for. In the mean time, it’s nice to have the peace of mind that comes with a brand new set of tires.