1976 Trillium Trailer - New Cushions - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-24-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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1976 Trillium Trailer - New Cushions

Hi all,

So happy that I found this forum!
I'm a proud new owner of a 1976 Trillium Trailer. It's in pretty good shape. I am grossed out though that the cushions are original.

Has anyone here had to get replacement foam and covers? Any recommendations/advice?
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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We were fortunate to be able to replace ours by contacting a local small business owner that cuts custom size foam cushions. We did a footprint of the shape and size of the cushions, and he took it from there. He has the machinery to cut that thicker foam where it creates a smooth finish along the edge.

We then had a local seamstress make covers to go over the cushions, and voila! Or if you can do the sewing part, you can make your own covers - but, I know I couldn't. They turned out perfect. Not sure if you can find a company around you that can custom cut foam pads or cushions, but that may be your first part to look into.

Since it's just the two of us in our trillium we found suggestions here to make the bunk bed side into our permanent "dinette" and the dinette side into our permanent bed (still can take that side apart if we want to. So, the picture you see below is of our dinette with the cushions we had made. Nothing fancy, but they work.

Hope you can find someone that can help you out in your area!
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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Don't be too grossed out. They are all synthetic, so they can be washed. That is assuming that they have not fallen apart yet.
If your are going to get new covers made, I would have new foam in them as well.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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Sweet modifications Krysti and thanks for the advice. Your cushions look comfy!
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #5
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Thanks David,
I actually found a foam cleaning tip on Pinterest, using baking soda, vinegar and sunlight. It took all the smell out. Not sure how clean it really is, but I feel better about it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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If baking soda, vinegar and sunlight didn't get the smell out, I can't imagine what would have - that's great! Saved you a lot of extra work. Pinterest has a lot of great ideas. I clean houses on the side, and people would be amazed how wonderful vinegar is for certain applications and same as baking soda. Glad they were in good enough shape that you were able to reuse them. Our dinette/main bed cushions are still the original ones - but since we don't take it apart to make it into a dinette anymore, they don't have to move at all. Then we had that friend of ours make a once piece cushion, too - it's not too shabby! Enjoy your Trillium!!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:11 PM   #7
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replacing mine!

I see you are in Ontario. I am having all my cushions done by a local fellow. Price seemed good. If you PM me I will let you know how it turns out and perhaps he might like to do yours. He is north of Toronto, about 1 hour out.
I supplied the fabric from Len's Mills in Guelph.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:48 PM   #8
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Trillium Cushions - Replace VS Cover

The new Trilium cushions look very nice.

For our recently purchased '76 Trillium 1300, we were in a bit of a hurry and wanted to get our trailer fixed up in a week so we could travel with it, so my wife resorted to hand cleaning the outside of the old cushions and covering them with a woven soft polyester blanket like fabric, securing it with 2" safety pins, as someone else suggested in a post. It turned out very nice if I say so myself and the fabric can be removed and cleaned if necessary. This also gives us time to research buying new cushions should the need arise.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:20 AM   #9
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Temporary cushion covers

Your soft blue cushion covers look great! What a good idea for a temporary fix. You're right about taking some time to think about new cushion covers. We've just bought our first trailer, a 1977 Trillium 4500, and it's tempting to want to jump into improvement projects. Perhaps it's a blessing that we'll have the winter to think about our new trailer and how we'd like it to work for us. Then next spring, when we finally get to use her. maybe we'll have some different ideas about what we want to do! Good suggestion about the safety pins!
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