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Old 04-03-2014, 11:29 AM   #15
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Thanks, Dave. I hear you are a legend in Calgary from the Trillium trailer folk.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #16
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Hello Elizabeth,
Thanks for your clear instructions. We'll post photos. I have about 8 yards of a lovely wine-colored wool boucle fabric that I will use. We'll shop for foam, zippers and piping fabric this weekend when we leave our island to shop in Seattle. Kate
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:37 AM   #17
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Thanks, Dave. I hear you are a legend in Calgary from the Trillium trailer folk.
Legend? More like cautionary tale. I have a problem. I buy Trilliums. Six so far. The one I use is currently stranded in Ontario.

I have visited Seattle for parts though. Mostly cushions.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #18
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We took the small hinged section from the top bunk and used that as a backrest for the front couch. It leaves the full width of the lower bunk as a bed. The dogs love the extra room.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:28 PM   #19
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I also didn't use vinyl when I redid my cushions. Just used a material that was listed as upholstery fabric with very little cotton content and also obtained the zippers from a fabric store - they were the bulk type where you buy all the pieces so you could make the zipper to what ever length you need. If you use a fabric with to high of cotton content it is more likely to absorb moisture and not wear as well.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:55 AM   #20
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And do you know whether we need waterproof fabric on the back of the cushions? There is some vinyl there now. Whether or not we use vinyl depends on if we need to have waterproof material against the fiberglass benches. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:00 AM   #21
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Hi Francesca, we're just across the water from you on Whidbey Island. Did you use fabric on the back side of the cushions instead of vinyl? I have a wool/rayon blend of fabric that I am using. What about the foam? Did you cut it yourself? I am going to Friendly Foam tomorrow in Everett. thanks.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:09 PM   #22
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Hi, Neighbor!

I've completely replaced the front gaucho with a sprung bed complete with its own, shall we say, "decorative spread". It doubles as a couch during the day, of course.

Per other cushions:

I'm still on the original foam at the dinette, but have abandoned permanent covers in favor of elasticized slipcover-type coverings. Keeping several sets of those allows for easy changing/washing as needed.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:52 PM   #23
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Thanks, Francesca. Would love to see your Trillium when we take ours across the water for camping. Or come and see us here on the Rock. We live in Langley
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:52 PM   #24
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Francesca, could you please post pictures of your mod? I would love to see what you have done.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:34 PM   #25
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It's all taken apart right now, but here are some pics from last year- I've made a couple of changes since then though the concept's basically the same. Changes always relate to increasing the luxuriousness of what I like to refer to as "My Throne".
Second pic is for the purpose of explaining its importance- I always position the trailer so I have the best possible view when reclining thereon with my morning coffee- bliss!

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The white cutting board you can just see the edge of there between the bed and the cabinet is my shield arrangement- I stand it up when cooking to protect The Throne from splatters...

Underbed storage is for laundry, paper goods, assorted miscellanea. It's even set up so I can haul the trailer spare there if I need to. Loading always depends on what else is in/on the tug/tow.
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I had thought that you removed the fibreglass of the gaucho. I see that you have added height to it.

I have considered removing it altogether to put in a front bathroom. This is not a current plan.
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Please explain covering the mounting block? I am not going to use the top bunk so have taken the board out (will store for future use if necessary) and the foam will be recovered and just placed on top of the bench for a comfortable back. Make sense?
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Makes sense to me. But, what mounting block are you referring to?
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