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Old 05-03-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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it is funny how one thing leads to the other, it doesn't seem to end!

so, I've decided to replace the factory ensolite on my 1300 Trillium.
I know that headliner is sold by the yard, somtimes different width.

Any idea how many yards I would need?

I roughly calculated it, sounds like 15y. But decided to check with someone who has actually done it.

any thoughts?

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Old 05-03-2007, 10:40 PM   #2
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Why not call/email Trillium/Outback and get an exact figure?
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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that's a good idea. I always forget they are back in business.

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Old 05-04-2007, 07:45 AM   #4
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that's a good idea. I always forget they are back in business.
They use 36 lineal feet of the headliner on the outback. Their headliner comes on a 6 foot wide roll. The insulation they use comes on a 5 foot wide roll. I don't know how much of that they use but it's a white closed cell foam, about 3/8" thick...

I just bought 24 feet of the foam (bought the last they had) and will be buying more but it's for my 17.

I have a sample of the headliner material they use and I wouldn't recommend using it without some insulation behind... It's pretty thin.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:30 AM   #5
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Yeah, 36 feet is about 12 yards.

I will go look for marine headliner at some of the upholstry shops, and insulation foam.

How luch did it cost by the way? (for the headliner and foam)
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Scamp uses a double foil with bubble wrap between as insulation. It is sold commercially as Reflectix and I've seen it in hardware and home building places in a number of widths. They glue it to the fiberglass and then glue the ratfur to the Reflectix. Might call them and ask what they use for glue and how to apply it.
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:24 PM   #7
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Yeah, 36 feet is about 12 yards.

I will go look for marine headliner at some of the upholstry shops, and insulation foam.

How luch did it cost by the way? (for the headliner and foam)
Check out these folks for marine vinyl. They do boats and RV's as well as sell the insulation seperately. You can get the headliner material from them for substantially cheaper than the Trilliam folks and they seem like good people to deal with. I, on the other hand, will continue to buy from Joe because he's treated me well over the years and I prefer to buy local, even if it does cost me a bit extra.

I think Joe at Team Trillium quoted me on the order of $5.00/foot for insulation and about $12.00 a foot for the headliner but that's from memory. He also gave me substantial tips and instruction on how exactly to apply the material and gave me some glue as well. I'm always happy to pay a little more for good advice. Having said that, the folks at Aqualine also gave good (but different) advice.

One common thread which is mirrored in various other forums, is that you can't go and use regular off the shelf contact adhesive. You have to go for the industrial stuff. ie: Even 3M's Spray 90 won't adhere well with material on the roof of your trailer with the sun beating down on the other side of it.

I don't want to do this job again so I'm going to follow the advice.

The folks at Aqualine Vinyl will tell you that and so will Joe. So whoever you buy from, make sure you also buy some glue.
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