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Old 03-05-2006, 08:07 PM   #1
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Hi everyone-

Just wanted to say thanks for all of the great advice I've found on this forum. I purchased a 1977 Trillium 1300 right after Christmas - I've been hard at work ever since. I thought I would share my progress.

I didn't take any before pictures, so I'll rely on the ones from the for sale ad:


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Thanks again, and I'll post more as work continues...

David
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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Great job!! looks awesome!!
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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FABULOSA!!!

You've awakened a few decorating genes out there. Great job!
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:19 PM   #4
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David, it looks like you found a nice unit to start with, and did a great freshening up and decor coordination job.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:51 PM   #5
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David, it looks like you found a nice unit to start with, and did a great freshening up and decor coordination job.
Thanks Brian,


The trailer was in pretty good shape frame and structure wise. Some serious mold/ mildew issues inside - some tilex and elbow grease took care of that. With the exception of the water tank, I had to replace the water system (lines, pump and faucet), put in new propane regulator and lines, and am in the process of rewiring and replacing the converter and also adding battery (with possible solar upgrade this summer.)

The only major issue was some rot behind the belly band. The previous owner drilled through the molding cap and put screws in to tighten up the band - I don't think any caulking was used in the screw holes. I discarded the old belly band, cleaned out the rot and refiberglassed. I then put on new railing all around.

The rest has really been cosmetic - recovering the seats, painting the cabinets and hanging blinds. Redoing the galley with stove cover, sink and counter top. New stripes on the outside with some fresh paint on the frame with a little elbow grease to get rid of the oxidation on the fiberglass.

The next project is to add a rock guard to the front.

Thanks again,

David
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:45 PM   #6
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Nice job!
You are a talented guy.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:55 PM   #7
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...With the exception of the water tank, I had to replace the water system (lines, pump and faucet), put in new propane regulator and lines, and am in the process of rewiring and replacing the converter and also adding battery (with possible solar upgrade this summer.)

... I discarded the old belly band, cleaned out the rot and refiberglassed. I then put on new railing all around...
That's a pile more work than just "freshening up and decor"! This reinforces the importance of all of the hidden stuff. My Boler experience been somewhat similar, but less extreme. David, I'm impressed that you worked your way through all of this so quickly.
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I'm impressed that you worked your way through all of this so quickly.
Thanks, I stopped working two years ago to stay home full time with my son. The trailer has been a nice place to direct my restless energy! Naptime, bedtime and on weekends I'm in the garage working away.
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