|Waaaaaay higher off the ground|
The new tires and higher ground clearance make the trailer look, well, much beefier.
But an unexpected outcome from the retrofit was that the rig is much more comfortable to drive. Bumps in the road are just bumps and no longer feel like craters. On the test drive on a bumpy section of Highway 101 outside Ukiah, I hardly felt anything.
Just amazing, really.
The one downside to the whole change is that because the trailer is higher, I need a taller stepladder to put on the trailer cover when The Red Writer is in storage.
Maybe the solution is to keep traveling and not put it in storage at all.
Now there's a thought.
|New axle installed...|
|Tougher tires, too|
|The day before leaving to get The Red Writer retrofitted|
|Home the next day with new tires and axle installed|