Vintage Trailer Projects

Water system

Does your vintage trailer have a pressurized tank? We can update your rusty steel tank to a modern poly tank with 12v pump.

LP system

Any rubber lines on a vintage project should be replaced.  Also regulations have changed since your vintage trailer was built, all propane tanks now require OPD valves.  We suggest replacing your tanks, regulator and lines.  We can also pressure  test your your LP system and check for leaks.

Systems

We can check or upgrade your systems.  110 volt lights and outlets, retrofit, or upgrade 12 volt interior lights.  Update to a modern fridge or stove, sometimes we an retrofit new appliances to make look old.

We can check all exterior lights; tail lights, running lights and turn signals.  Upgrade your electric brakes, break-away switch, battery.

Many older trailers did not come with battery chargers, we can upgrade to a "smart" charger  and add a fuse panel to run all your modern features.

Vintage Projects

Some projects should be left to the professionals

The idea of bringing a vintage camper or vintage trailer back to life and restoring her to her former glory seems like a great and dun project. Realistically there are many pitfalls in the restoration process, and often the inexperienced amateur should get some  professional advice before embarking on a large-scale project.

This type of project should be for ones use and not for resale.  The most commonly forgotten aspect of a restoration is resale value. Its going to be far less than the time and effort you have put in.  Also keep in mind, you are dealing with a 50-60 year old piece.  Be sure the structure is solid before you worry about the decorations.

Be certain you are putting your time and money into a fundamentally good design and structurally sound trailer. The value of the camper will be much higher when you are finished, and it may be easier to sell.  We often see a "restored" trailer that is in really poor structural condition.  A quality built trailer from a well-known manufacture will be a much better start on a restoration than most others. This is a very good thing to consult a professional about, because to the untrained eye all trailers look pretty much the same.

Remember fresh paint on a rotten old trailer, is just putting make up on a pig.  If you do a proper restoration, you vintage trailer camping experience will be greatly more enjoyable. When it comes time to sell, you can get rewarded for your efforts.

Other services

Collision Repairs

We have the skills to bring your damaged fiberglass or aluminum siding on your trailer or motorhome's back to their factory show room appearance. We take on the impossible jobs that other repair centers won't touch. In business for more than 25 years, McColloch's RV Repair has established a premium reputation for quality, reliable service.
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Appliance Repairs

McColloch's’s RV Repair & Storage can maintain, install, and repair all of your RV appliances to keep your vehicle running smoothly. When your RV appliances are not working, you can’t enjoy your trips the way you should. Our team is trained to work with all manner of appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, bathtubs, microwaves, furnaces, and much more.

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pre purchase inspections

Our Pre-Purchase RV Inspection will provide you with the information needed to know exactly what you are about to purchase and potential bargaining power to fairly negotiate a price or have the seller make repairs prior to finalizing your purchase.

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