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Old 12-20-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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Hi there, first time posting. I just bought a 1973 Trillum that seems to be in good shape other than the window frames. The previous owner informed me that they were rotten and leaked, and that they attempted to fix the frames of two windows. Unfortunately they cut the Ensolite that covered the wooden frame.
Would Anyone have any ideas on what I can possibly do to fix this problem. It looks terrible with the Ensolite raggedly cut and exposed wood frames.
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Catie.

I don't have experience with your particular repair but others will jump in shortly. Pictures of the damage would be helpful. Pictures in general are fun.

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Old 12-20-2014, 03:29 PM   #3
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Pictures of the damage would be helpful.


to FiberglassRV Catie, we're glad you're here.

Yes please post pictures. Let us help you. It certainly helps if we can see the damage. It may not be as bad as you think.
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Old 12-20-2014, 04:00 PM   #4
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Thanks, I will get pictures shortly. I hope someone can help
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:52 PM   #5
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Here are pictures of what I am up against. Anyone have ideas on how to fix or make this better?? Thanks
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:54 PM   #6
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:30 PM   #7
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I have friends with a Scamp Delux that just has cut strips of the same wall covering (in that case its what we call rat fur covering) glued around the window & over top the main wall covering - came that way right from the factory. You don't really even notice it after the first glance. Perhaps its the solution to this issue as well.

Check with Trilliumtrailers.com they may have some of the original covering to sell. They are located in Calgary.

Or check with Escape trailers in Chilliwack they may know of where to get the wall covering as they did make the Trilliums (under contract) for a year or so awhile back.
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Pictures say more than words.

So you're left with no ensolite. I thought it was just cut and peeled back. It seams the easiest solution I see is to build some nice wooden window frames. Flush with the aluminum frames and that the ensolite can be tucked under during installation.

The execution of this idea is better advised by some others here. There are some wood working masters about.
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Your reply just appeared prior to mine.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:11 PM   #10
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Catie, if you go to this sale ad for a 2003 16' Scamp you can see in the bottom photo how Scamp deals with timing around the windows. You may have to zoom in to get a good look. One window has a wooded decorative trim and the other just strips of rat fur around the window with the window frame mounted over top.
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I also vote for window frames, on top of the plywood.
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