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Old 04-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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boler interior seams on the insulite

I don't know how to do a search properly,,, so I am going to ask it here. How do owners of a boler, replace the warped and wavy joint covers? My sisters 73 boler, could use new covers over the edge at the back of the seats and the rear internal seat spacer wall!

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Old 04-11-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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I don't know how to do a search properly,,, so I am going to ask it here. How do owners of a boler, replace the warped and wavy joint covers? My sisters 73 boler, could use new covers over the edge at the back of the seats and the rear internal seat spacer wall!

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Not sure how to redirect you to a thread of that question. If the seam cover is all wavy all you need to do is warm it up and stretch it back into shape. Hot water is a good way to do it
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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Some have said they have used caulking to fill the gap between the ensolite insulation on the walls of the boler. How does one make the caulking look OKAY? The boler factory has used a vinyl or a plastic type material called a "T" edge. The piece that covers the gap, is about 1-1/4 inch wide. the gap is from 1/4" to about 3/4" wide, to fill this gap with some caulking would leave a very irregular looking seam filler. The factory put a backer in between the ensolite wall covering, that accepts the the "T" of the seam cover. Willys suggested heating the joint covering vinyl and hoping that it is resilient; and return to its standard form, my sister set it out in the sun; it stayed the same. He thinks boiling water could be better. The pieces have shrunk, in length by about 1" to 1- 1/2"s I can't find this at the RV parts sources we have used. Does Trillium use this same manner of gap cover? Still seeking help!!!

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First-gen Trilliums with ensolite wallcovering came with "t-molding" that pushes into a metal track that's glassed/glued to the walls. Or at least mine did...

Trillium RV sells replacement molding, shown below, but I don't know if they can supply the track.



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Some have said they have used caulking to fill the gap between the ensolite insulation on the walls of the boler. How does one make the caulking look OKAY?

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Are you going to paint? Maybe what you're looking for is those that have caulked the seams, then used a dampened paper towel to texture the caulk to look like the ensolite. Some painted over all, some did not. Personally, I'd use blue tape and get close to the seam first. But then again, the rat fur in my trailer doesn't have these kinds of seams...
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I am so happy!!!! The product from Trillium, is just what the boler has with the backer to accept the "T", If the molding is not available We will use Donna's method. A natural sponge used for water color would work perfectly! Love the way you Guys help so many of our Forum.

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I've just found out that if when you click search, use the second or lower white search box which is google, gives you exactly what you are looking for.
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Francesca and Donna

I am so happy!!!! The product from Trillium, is just what the boler has with the backer to accept the "T", If the molding is not available We will use Donna's method. A natural sponge used for water color would work perfectly! Love the way you Guys help so many of our Forum.

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Hooray!

I didn't know Bolers had the channel for the T-molding- is that present everyplace the seams are, and do you think it came from the factory that way?


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When working on the broken fiberglass Eggshell I removed the "T" molding, cut under the ensolite far enough to expose the damaged area exposing the internal receiving molding that has a groove running from top to bottom, that the T is pressed into. The receiving molding runs under the upper cabinetry, therefore I feel that it is original.

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Francesca Yes to the question; "Is it present every where the seams are?" (must cover all those ugly joints)
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Thanks, Kenny- (adding to my Vast Store of Knowledge)...

It'd be interesting to know how many manufacturers besides Trillium also copied this detail from the Boler design! Sure is a sensible solution...

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I've just found out that if when you click search, use the second or lower white search box which is google, gives you exactly what you are looking for.
thanks I used it and now I understand
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Has anybody tried to use stuff like this from HD?
Royal Mouldings 855 1/4 in. x 1-3/8 in. x 8 ft. PVC Composite White FRP Divider Moulding-0085508011 at The Home Depot
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I've looked at the FRP molding, Shawn- It's made for a rigid sheet, and I think it would be difficult to get the flexible Ensolite into the groove.

If I ever do my "interior shell" project, though, that's what I'll be using since it involves the very sheets that molding is designed for!

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