May 26, 2012 New faucet for the kitchen

At the last camping trip we had a leak from the faucet. It was leaking to the bottom of the trailer. The other issue with the faucet was that it was so low to the counter that we couldn’t even get the dog bowl under it! I looked under the counter again and noticed that…

Aristocrat Trailer Wiring Chart

After a few tries and hooking the battery up to different links I figured this out pretty quickly. The key is to have all your lights grounded well. If a light isĀ corrodedĀ it will not ground. Spend the $3.50 and get a new light. Its worth the price of a cup of coffee… aristocrat wiring diagram

Ready for spring camping!

Ready to camp! Julie Anne set a date to go camping which forced us to spend the last 3 weekends at home working in the trailer and watching kids… All work and no play! Well the trailer is in good shape now… 1. Re-wired 4way trailer wire to 7way car. The trailer was wired incorrectly…

Supplies and hard to find parts

I found a sheet metal fab shop in Portland that was able to copy the front panel. We cut and molded a sheet of diamond plate 87″ x 17.5″. This will be the new rock guard. Now I just have to fit it on. I also went out to Park Rose hardware and pick up…

Spring 2012 rebuilding the front

Rebuilding the front end is a lot easier after my prior experiences. Having the Kreg jig and the right tools made the rebuild a weekend long project. The hardest part is pulling the skin off and the propane tanks. I found a bunch of rot on the front two corners but it looks like it…

New Bumper

The old bumper was so rusted out you see right through it. It did say Aristocrat across the back out it though… Well I had it cut off and a new one welded on. Well it was a used one about 2 years old. I cant complain, it was 60$

New step!

On my todo list was to fix the step. I researched in replacing the whole step and found it would be about 39.99$ not to bad really. The step on the original trailer was completely rusted out. It felt like your foot would fall through the metal. So I went under the trailer and noticed…

New Leaf Spring

Coming back from our second trip i noticed that the trailer was much lower than it use to be. It sounded like it was bottoming out on the big bumps. I was not to sure what the cause was, but I had to take a look underneath again. I did know that the original 41…