There were only two doors whose hinges were so rusty they had to be replaced. I cleaned all the others with oil that included rust inhibitors and they look good now. I’ll have to make oiling them a part of routine maintenance now.
I also cleaned and oiled all the acorn nuts because one had a tiny bit of rust starting on it.
I think the rust problem started when I got the Maxx window vents and decided that leaving the windows cracked so air could circulate was a good idea. What I didn’t take into account is that this is the humid southeast, and fresh air is laden with moisture. So I think I’ll plan on running the air conditioner or heat strip periodically to dry out the trailer. Or buy a good dehumidifier.
I learned something new. I found replacement screws in my supplies that were the same thickness and length as the rusty ones. But the cupboard door wouldn’t close properly when I got them in because they were pan head instead of flat head. So the two are not necessarily interchangeable.
We’ve had to cancel our Whitetail Ridge trip next week. The cold weather that is on the way would make for unpleasant camping. We are such cold weather wimps.
There’s a Proverb that says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” That proverb is true. 🙂