Now I have to decide - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Now I have to decide

This is my '74 Trillium 13'. It is still totally original. I have to make a decision; to restore it to it's original glory or, as my grandson would say "pimp" it.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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I had the same conundrum, and have gone for a hybrid. It's not like it will be worth another 20 grand at Barrett-Jackson because you have the original indoor-outdoor carpeting on the floor. In the end I decided I'd respect the spirit of the trailer, but have just ordered new cushions, rather than trying to restore the old ones and match the fabric, for instance. I think some 22" Pirellis with spinners would make nice tires! Just make sure you do it for the enjoyment, and the rest will follow.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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I say keep it looking original but add some modern things... flat tv, Fantastic fan. Maybe udate the cushions/fabric.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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My vote, for what its worth, is R E S T O R E. You can always make changes later on.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:56 PM   #5
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I wouldn't alter and modernize it too much, rather enjoy it's original rustic charm.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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I wouldn't alter and modernize it too much, rather enjoy it's original rustic charm.
Isn't "rustic charm" real estate speak for "no drains"?
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:35 AM   #7
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Hi Ian. I would suggest that you place your trailer up for sale at an appropriate price for being in original condition. Should it sell, buy another trailer to fix up as you like and take the family on a trip with the profits. If it doesn't sell, renovate as you see fit. It's your trailer and you will have satisfied any obligation you might feel you have to it's original condition. Raz
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:08 AM   #8
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I am with Raz on this one. If you want a custom/pimp trailer, get a beat-up trailer, there are lots of them. Yours looks like a good original and I would not heavilly modify it. Good Luck.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:05 PM   #9
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"Original Condition" does not necessarily translate into 'Valuable' in our little eggs. So it probably doesn't make any difference what you do unless you place value on it being "original". If you have owned this trailer its whole life, you have the advantage of having full knowledge of its history (accidents, maintenance, etc). This is an advantage over a 'handyman special' you might pick up. You could simply sell the original parts to someone restoring a Trill, and enjoy upgrading yours to your preferences. ....pimp it up, baby
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:12 PM   #10
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Without knowing what it needs by way of restoration it's hard to comment.
The avacado green inserts are kinda cool - work around them with new fabrics and you'll be stylin' ....in a semi original way.
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Peter, I'm with you in terms of how I'm restoring mine. New cushions, replaced the original green indoor/outdoor carpeted floor with a nice vinyl. But it's nice to keep all you can - there's a charm to these things that "new" can't replace.
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Peter,

BY ALL MEANS, you must- you simply MUST- replace the old cushion covers......

And sell the orange floral ones to ME!

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:53 AM   #13
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The covers look quite good in the photos but in reality are now so worn that just sitting on them will probably be the end of them!
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The covers look quite good in the photos but in reality are now so worn that just sitting on them will probably be the end of them!
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