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Old 03-17-2006, 12:11 AM   #1
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what is everyone else covering the inner walls of the lower compartments with? my trillium has bare fiberglass, and it holds dirt, and looks terrible! Any ideas? I'd love to hear some great ideas!
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:35 AM   #2
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humm, all the compartment areas in my Scamp have rat fur. I think with the Deluxe, Scamp puts in all the insulation and rat fur, then installs the cabinets

Maybe this would be a good place for paint??
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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The guy I bought my Burro from lined EVERYTHING that didn't have stock insulation with reflectix, Including closet and cubbies.

Iy works, but is... bright
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:43 AM   #4
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I used an idea from Brenda N's website Three Trillium Trailers(lots of good ideas here!) She used a marine enamel to spray the inside of her compartments. I ended up using a truck bed liner paint - I did this two months ago and haven't had any scratch problems yet.


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I do like Gina's reflectix too - this is something I'm going to look into - extra insulation never hurts!
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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Do the walls, where the compartments are, not sweat, and promote mold, if the trailers are heated and used in colder weather? ......I would think that exposed fiberglass where there is wider temp change between inside and outside should be insulated by one means or other ....this possibly could be moreso true in areas where there is little or no air circulation.......Benny
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:18 PM   #6
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Do the walls, where the compartments are, not sweat...?

this possibly could be moreso true in areas where there is [b]little or no air circulation.......Benny
Oh, Gina... Aren't your Burro storage compartments ventillated?
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:26 PM   #7
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My previous post was about "bare" fiberglass compartments without ventilation getting condensation and possibly ending up with mold problems, not insulated ones.....Benny
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:56 AM   #8
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A good thick latex paint with some moldicide is a good choice for the undercoats. It lays up thick, doesn't smell bad, and smoothes out the roughness of the fiberglass.

Then when it is all dry you can top coat it with enamel or something else if you like.

What I did was to purchase some of those blue foam rolled up hiking mattresses from Wal-Mart. They are about 2ft by 6ft and cost around 6 bucks each. After all the painting, I stuck them on with "Liquid Nails" adhesive using small blobs on about four inch centers around the edges and relaxed that a bit in the centers.

A coat of latex paint changes the blue to white, in my case, and stablizes the surface somewhat.

This is not an original idea of mine. I recall coming upon it while lurking around this site, or maybe a boating site a year or so ago.
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:32 AM   #9
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I suppose that foam carpet underlay could also be used at a very reasonable price as a lining in the storage space walls......Benny
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:49 AM   #10
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Oh, Gina... Aren't your Burro storage compartments ventillated?
only when I open them.

I think Bolers have a little round vent on the dinnette cubbies tho. I would rather not heat that area, so my closed ones work fine.
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:50 PM   #11
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In my 4500 I took some rubber backed indoor/outdoor(i think) carpet I get from Home Depot and installed it into the compartments.
I used Stainless Screws to attach to the plywood compartment floor where the plywood is and just let it contour to the sides going up the wall. I sort cut another peice that sits on edge that wedges into the bottem peice and just sits there against the outside walls.

I will try to get a picture this week for you as it is a lot easier to show than describe.

So far it works well and seems to insulate the compartments from the outside temps too.
I have not noticed any condensation issues at all and I have had it in there for a few seasons now.

On the 1300 I took some foam rubber blue pads from Wal-Mart and just folded them into the space and they work well too.All of this will easily come out too if needed and I can hose them down.I have outside access in the 1300 to these spaces and the foam really keeps stuff in there from sliding around like it used too.

Hope some of this made sense.
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:34 PM   #12
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I remember seeing some photos "pre-hack" that showed compartments lined with automobile trunk liner material - very sharp and tidy looking. I hope to get to doing that one of these days.. cheers, Alec
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:32 PM   #13
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Carpet remnants; They are free if you are OK with dumster diving at your local NEW carpet dealer. Carpet provides insulation (not much) and looks good. Paint still becomes dirty unless you use a darker color - then the darker color does nothing but darken the already dark cubby. Carpet!
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:24 PM   #14
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I painted the inside side of the bottom cubbies with grey latex paint and the kitchen with white to seal up the bare fiberglass. I'm going to insulate the outside wall with reflectix (sp?) where the ensolite needs replacing, and carpet the floors with automotive style carpet.
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