Norm has a trailer fetish. He is always admiring various sorts of utility trailers, and already has quite a collection.
He has a Teardrop Travel Trailer that he built 35 years ago, which is how we met in 2004. But that’s another story, I also have a Teardrop Travel Trailer. He has an antique Lineman Splicer’s trailer, and a wood utility trailer he has had for years.
Shortly after we bought the tractor, he expressed a desire for a smallish trailer that he could tow behind it through the vineyard rows. We were at a Ramona Valley Vineyard Association meeting one evening and met a member who had one he’d sell to him for $1, but we had to take a second one as well – both junkers. Norm has rehabilitated one (though it hasn’t been painted his requisite yellow & green colors) and the other languishes by the back fence waiting for a future use to be identified.
He bought a used spray rig which happens to be on a trailer to pull behind the ATV. We recently acquired another small dump trailer also to pull behind the ATV for various chores around the property. I believe that brings his total to six. He wants at least one more, to haul the tractor when needed, which would also be usable to haul his Model A when it needs to be moved a long distance.
I fear we are running out of room to store trailers, unless we start stacking them one on top of the other – or we could perhaps store some in the hangar at Ramona Airport – along with the airplane…