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Old 04-29-2014, 05:28 PM   #29
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Well, Dave, somewhere there was an explanation to the couch (goucho? what is a goucho?) that is directly to the right when looking in the door - and it is a bunk as well (Trillium 1300) and they were explaining what they did to theirs - if I find it I will post again and quote it.

What does this person mean by this:

"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 04-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #30
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Janice, I suspect that was from an owner of a 4500. The front bunk is wider, so it is necessary to have a fold out section on the top bunk. When set up as a couch the small section folds behind the back rest and gives it a slant. It also takes up room on the seat. It is like doubling the width of the back rest at the bottom. So they probably removed the fold out section and got that seat space back.

A gaucho is either, a South American cowboy:
Gaucho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Or a sofa that turns into a bunk bed.
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Ah, thank you Dave. I appreciate the explanation. I have removed the plywood from my top cushion that makes a bunk. A friend is putting new covers on for me. I have decided to leave the plywood out as it will not be needed as a bunk. However, in the even I do need it I figure I can put the bunk back up and lay the cushion on top of the plywood. I am hoping that when it is being used as a couch it will make the couch feel deeper without the plywood on the back cushion.
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I have seen pictures of exactly what you are talking about.
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Ok, so for those interested - I have one cushion back from my friend who is making them - she just finished the 'goucho' bottom bunk cushion and it is super nice! I chose an upholstery fabric that has some weight and texture - about the same weight as corduroy (but is not). The colour is an earthy red - if that makes sense. Has a but of rustiness to it. I removed the plywood from the top bunk cushion and will set it aside - we plan to have that top bunk cushion as a back rest to make a comfy couch.

Annnnd . . . . I bought my 2013 Ford Escape last month to pull it.

Things are looking up!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:22 PM   #34
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Did you get the tow package with the Escape?
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I sure did, Dave. Class 2 trailer hitch.
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What a timely post. Just cut all the fabric to redo my surfside cushions today. Thought I was going to recycle the foam which was still pretty comfy, but when I opened up the cushions, they were so funky smelling and discoloured that I will be going out to get new foam ASAP. My biggest concern was how I was going to get the cushion off that top bunk as that one is upholstered. Click image for larger version

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Now I have a much clearer idea. Hoping to get it done with some help from my SIL who can sew in the next week or 2. Can't wait! Sticking with a retro 70s fabric in a more modern and cheery pattern.
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Covering the mounting block

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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?
Here is what we did. A little thin foam, a staple gun and shazam.

The rack we made from PVC and painted it and then covered it with 1/4" oak plywood to help make it look a little less like "Uncle Futtsitt" built it.
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I like those posts! Tell me, what do you Trillium 1300 owners use to cover the sink and stove to create more counter space?
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There is a stock particle board cover for the sink just a board with a wood cross that is the width and depth of the sink to keep it in place. Others put a wood box over the stove.
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Thank you, Dave, again

Lovely fabric SBraken !!!! I decided not to stay with the retro look - I think I'll be good with the decision. I see you are a new owner of a Trillium as well? We should post our updated interiors when finished - I sometimes find it hard to find my way back to a thread so pardon me if I get lost.

Dave, we would like to repair our front window - I noticed the left side is soft indicating rotten wood. Darn it. Is there a particular thread that would be a good step-by-step tutorial for us? Annnnnd . . . .

I'd like to replace the gasket between the other windows and vent on top of the roof. Again, is there a good tutorial for that as well? I read somewhere the Beutyl tape is the way to go?

All repair people, please feel free to jump in and get me going!!!

Thanks all
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New cushions for our 1977 Trillium

Hello, we removed the orange plaid cushions, which were filled with black mold. Local Whidbey Island upholsterer did a great job cutting new foam cushions, covering them with a wine red wool fabric backed with black ultra suede. The ultra suede was used for piping as well. Sunbrella fabric covers our gaucho cushions. Now that the moldy cushions are out, our trailer Marion (named for my husband's aunti whose inheritance bought the trailer and its improvements) smells oh so much better!
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:56 PM   #42
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new cushions finally

Goodbye old moldy orange plaid cushions. Hello new red wool upper and black ultra suede underside. Sunbrella covering on gaucho pillows.
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