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Old 02-16-2006, 08:04 PM   #15
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I am posting some photos for you all to see. It has a new stove top but that is about all that is new. I think I am going to try to work with the avocado green color. It has an awful light fixture over the sink. The cubby holes in the top of the dinette seats do not have doors but a thin piece of plywood covering the whole seat (see below).

Here is the good, bad and ugly:
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:09 PM   #16
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Here are some photos of the really bad things that need immediate attention, including a leak under the rear window, a crummy vent that I can see daylight through and a couple of dings in the fiberglass.
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:25 PM   #17
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Congratulations, Rick and Shannen! Thanks for posting photos of your new baby.

Hey, consider coming to the Oregon Gathering in Bandon, Oregon on July 14-16. There will be over 100 trailers there. Here's where you can find more information about the Gathering. We'd sure love to have you join us.

2006 Oregon Gathering Information

Again, welcome to the fiberglass family!
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:06 AM   #18
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Welcome, happy campers!

Do the leaks/cracks first, then camp, then see if you can learn to love original interior. Embrace the Avacado Green!
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:54 AM   #19
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Congratulations on your great find...

Tender loving care will have your gem ready to show the world in no time.

Welcome to FiberglassRV ... here's where you will find answers for just about everything you need to know. Just ask - they will come!
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:05 AM   #20
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Wow!

What a cutie! I agree with Carol...tender loving care will fix her up and give her the 'personality' that is trying to emerge. Enjoy!

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Old 02-17-2006, 10:13 AM   #21
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Here are some photos of the really bad things that need immediate attention, including a leak under the rear window, a crummy vent that I can see daylight through and a couple of dings in the fiberglass.
Shannen, if that's the worst you're going to fix right away, you're gonna have lots of folks here all stirred up if you complain too loudly! What a great little trailer! You guys scored. Have a ball redecorating it to your standards!

BTW, I'd recommend just replacing that vent with a Fantastic Vent or something similar. You'll probably need to run a little wiring up to it, but you'll be glad you did!

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Old 02-17-2006, 10:35 AM   #22
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My biggest concern at this point is the leak under the window and the damage that is there. I don't know what you call the liner on the inside of the trailer but it kind of looks like it shrunk right there from being wet. Can you stretch that stuff so you can but the rubber stuff over it? (Please help me with the proper jargon here. )

I know we made a good find. I can envision the end result so now we just need to get in there and do it!
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:11 AM   #23
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I am posting some photos for you all to see... It has an awful light fixture over the sink.
Rick and Shannen,
I thought your light fixture looked odd too, until I saw Ian R's '74 Trillium photos which are newly posted in "Show us your rigs". If you can find a cover to fit over the metal housing of your light fixture, it will look great! Congrats on your wonderful new-to-you trailer!



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Old 02-17-2006, 11:28 AM   #24
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Rick & Shannon -- You need to get the leaks fixed first. Otherwise anything else you do can be compromised or even ruined by the moisture.

I have been chasing a mold/mildew problem. The problem became apparent a year ago when I got bad congestion on a fall trip south for no specific reason. Turned out to be mold. First under the sink. Then under the vinyl floor covering. Now I have the fridge out and am replacing the moldy plywood box it was installed in.

I have found several small leaks around loose rivets and window frames. Any bare wood developed mold. Wood with a good coat of enamel or varnish is OK.

Check out Roger's wire shelving in his photos early in this thread. That is a very elegant idea, simple and entirely practical. It provides a great out-of-the-way place to stuff your bedding during the day that allows it to air out. Much better than stuffing it under the seat compartments.

I put a lot of time into a 'proper' cabinet above the back window complete with mitered door frames. Looks nice, but if I were to do it again . . .

That's what is so good about this forum. Each has opinions and druthers. But there are a lot of ideas presented here that should be considered before casting opinions or druthers into concrete. There is no shame in changing ones mind.
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #25
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Check out Roger's wire shelving in his photos early in this thread. That is a very elegant idea, simple and entirely practical. It provides a great out-of-the-way place to stuff your bedding during the day that allows it to air out. Much better than stuffing it under the seat compartments.
Loren and all... credit where credit is due here... the trailer, upholstery, AND the wire rack idea belongs to Fred Greenspan, another of our members here... I just posted Fred's photos!

And I agree with Loren on the leaks. Leaks are BAD! Seal 'em as best you can for now... but they need a permanent fix soon. Then you can refurb and redecorate!

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Old 02-17-2006, 03:26 PM   #26
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Fred Greenspan, one of our members, bought my Trill and they re-did the interior in an island theme fabric with new birch cabinet doors.
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Any idea what the metal looking brackets are that are holding up the wire shelf? LOVE THAT!
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:32 PM   #27
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Any idea what the metal looking brackets are that are holding up the wire shelf? LOVE THAT!
Sharon, those are the factory brackets for the optional factory bunk that lived over the dinette!

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Old 02-22-2006, 02:35 AM   #28
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Well, I just posted this under the Show Us Your Rig thread, but I also just got a Trillium (less than a week ago - on a lark really). I didnt know a thing about them 5 days ago and now I cant wait to restore it! Here are some 'Before' pics from when I picked it up - I've pretty much given it an initial cleaning inside and out and am just figuring out what to do next. I washed the original upholstered cushions and, except for a few broken zippers, they held up pretty well! I plan on sticking with the 70's look and feel.

Thanks for all the great info on this site!
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