- Muscles!!! (most important)
- Tow rope
- Pressure washer
Step 1: Go Kayaking
This first step might not always work, but it did for me! Me and my cousin went kayaking up the river on a short day trip.
Step 2: Find a Trailer
We came upon two tires that were sticking up out of the water about two inches. We went and investigated it and found a large trailer sitting upside down! It was covered in sand, mud, and clams.
Step 3: Clear the Sand Off and Lift It Out of the Mud
We used a big rock and a log to lift each corner and put a big rock underneath it. After the whole thing was lifted up on rocks we left it for the night which let the current take off about 1/2 of the sand. We came back the next day and shoveled off the rest of the sand.
Step 4: Kiss a Frog
(Not always necessary)
Step 5: Flip Trailer and Drag Out of the River
We flipped it using man-power and tied a tow rope to it and all 3 of us pulled it up stream about 100 feet to a place close to the road. We cleared all the brush on the bank and pulled it up the steep bank with our 4Runner.
Step 6: Drive It Home and Fix It Up
There were a few things that needed fixing so make it a nice trailer again.
- Power wash the sand out of all the pipes
- Power wash all the aluminum and wood
- Power wash and wire brush the rust off of the steel parts, then spray with rust reformer
- Rewire the lights (we didn't have to replace any lights, just the wires)
- Fill up the tires
Step 7: Step Back and Admire Your New Trailer
Great job!!! you now have a new trailer, that is pretty awesome but the story is even cooler!!!
(I sold this trailer to my dad for three Taco Bell slushie, hahaha)
barkemaj made it!