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Old 10-19-2013, 06:09 PM   #71
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David, I like the "I am not afraid to fail" attitude. You go your way David.
This is Courageous. I do not think any of us will be judging. We support you.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #72
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Dont forget the vast amount of entertainment you give to all of us who get to be arm chair coaches and just sit back and watch you do all the work!
Plus all the learning untold others can receive in the years to come.

Maybe Matt has some suggestions after working on the damage to the Escape he bought a few years back.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #73
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A site that has great tips on fiberglass repair is Fiberglassics.com
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #74
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Skinning the Elephant

The Ensolite was barely attached beside the kitchen, I did not plan to skin below the window line, but it just pulled away. I assume that this section saw lots of weather. There were certainly lots of leaves behind this section. In other places there is what I can only call dirt, or the decomposed detritus that has accumulated over the course of five years.........(yuck).


I will be giving the back of the Ensolite a good scrub before I reinstall it. In the places that it was still glued to the fibreglass, I have been cutting it with a knife in about 1/4” cuts. I think I am only losing about 5% of the foam this way. There has been one big gash in the Ensolite with the knife. I figured this would happen, but with the 3' x 5' chunk Ensolite that I hope Roy in TO is able to acquire for me. I'm thinking strip the foam from the back, around the gash. Then, cut a new piece in the same shape as the missing foam. Then, glue it in from behind, with a vinyl glue, that kinda melts the vinyl. When it drys, with lots of observation, it should be impossible to find. I hope.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:26 AM   #75
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are you going to make it all pretty like your other trailers?
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:28 AM   #76
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Have you gotten any further with this, Dave? Curious minds want to know.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #77
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Yes Dave,Curious minds want to know. and of course we always need pictures!
All of us like to see what others are doing,sometimes we can even add some suggestions that help,and I for one always learn something new from watching the great and hard work of others.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #78
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The truth is, I have been sick, and the cold makes it difficult to work in the trailer. If I put the 1500W ceramic heater out there for about an hour, it is OK, but I find that I can only get out there on the weekend.

No pictures, but I am having a difficult time getting the Ensolite off in one piece. The large piece that goes from the front window to the back window may not make it. I can probably salvage 3/4 of it, but I have already gone through it in a couple of places. I am thinking that it may be replaced by that foil bubble wrap, and rat fur. The rest of the Ensolite has been saved.
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Hope you are well now, Dave. No worries, living in the same city and trying to do work outside myself, I know how tough it is with temps barely getting above freezing.

We all just like to see pikchurs, you know that.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #80
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Hi Dave, these are the exact same cushions that I have for sale, so they are the original! Thx!!
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:49 AM   #81
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David:

Do I sense a possible kick-start to this thread may be in order?

Will Humpty Dumpty be revived???


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Old 10-09-2014, 12:33 PM   #82
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Oh yes! But with six Trilliums, five kids, and three cats, time is hard to find. This summer I was working on my sons trailer, Launch Pad. He is now in a new location. So, do I work on Humpty Dumpty, or the Cantaloupe, or possibly Wedding Gift? Decisions, decisions. My latest 4500, which is still nameless. Needs brakes, but not much else.
I am heading out to Ontario, this Saturday, to go get my van, and my first Trillium, Life Support:
Worst Vacation Ever

That thread will be getting an update as well.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:27 PM   #83
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Oh my! 2 gallons of gas and a match is all it now needs !
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